“You Jordanians are really grouchy,” confesses the Sandmonkey. “Aiwa,” Iblis agrees. “You go to a barbershop in Jordan and instead of fiding the chatter you expect to be found in such a place, you are faced with people who won’t even say good morning!”
I do agree with them to a measurable extent, especially when compared to Egyptians who are more lively- but hey, at least we make yummy falafel ;)
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Back from Egypt, which is still as polluted and as crowded as ever. Thanks to the Sandmonkey and friends though, I got to see a gorgeous side of Cairo that I would have never gotten to see otherwise. I’m really impressed with how socially, politically, and culturally aware this particular group of young Egyptians are. These people were definitely my favorite part.
On a similar note, downtown Cairo is fantastic, and so are many other areas and locations that I greatly enjoyed. The only part about Cairo that I really couldn’t get over was that it was kteeeeeer chowwbb!!! The heat is horrible. I don’t think I have EVER been in a place as hot in my entire life, and this is coming from someone who spent most of her life in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
I guess that’s it about the trip for now. Or maybe forever. I don’t know. Perhaps you may eventually see a post about the differences between the various Arab nations, which absolutely amuses me- the accents, the traditions, the physical features of the face, the city planning, and the language.