Cairo! (Day Three)

Do you ever have those moments where you just can’t believe your life? I had one today where I was like “holy fucking shit, I am riding in cab, over the Nile rive, in a suit, on my way to my first day at a job in a law office where I will be the only American.” How the fuck did this happen? I’m a kid from Vernon, CT for Godsakes. What the hell am I doing here?

Here’s some random thoughts from today:
– Tried to take a photo of the Iraq Emvassy today, but got waved away by a dude with a big gun.

– Its strange being here for two months and working full time. I don’t really have time to explore too much at night. (though I did check out Zamalek a little more… not much going on besides hipster spots and the Dawan bookstore, which is pretty awesome) I am in a strange place between a tourist and a resident. I’ve been here three days and I really have’t seen shit. The old part of the city and the

– Zamalek is I think the perfect place for me to live. Its quiet by Cairo standards, and I don’t get hassled on the street at all. Of course the down side is non-Egyptians surround me pretty much all the time. My whole building is full of foreigners, for example. And the place on the corner advertises “American coffee”.* Awesome.

– Tomorrow, more work, and allowing myself to take it easy. Sight seeing is just going to have to wait till the weekend, I think.

* Can I say so far the food has been eh? I must be missing something. I’ve had decent shwerma, but nothing I couldn’t get in New York. I need to find a fuul spot, anyone who has been here got recommendations for places to eat?
Anyway, first day on the job today and I think it went pretty well.


About seanv2

Scholar, gentleman, jock. I run the website Milo and the Calf. There you will find the Boston Qualifier Questionnaire where runners share their stories of qualifying for the Boston Marathon. You'll also find my thoughts on endurance sports, ancient history, Judaism, and hundreds of book reviews.
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