I have been in and out of this airport at least 15 times and I have NEVER used a jetway. They are all around the airport, but planes never pull up to them. They sit on the tarmac a ways out and then you have to take a bus out to them. It's not that it's a big deal to take a bus from the plane to the airport. I just think it's funny that they put jetways on the airport and choose not to use them. You can imagine my surprise when the airplane pulled up to the jetway on Friday morning. I'll admit, I kind of wondered if we had landed in the right country. (It's kind of one of my fears, but I'll save that for another time.) :)
All you have to do is cross a bridge and the entire atmosphere is different. You go from comfy, quiet streets surrounded by villas and private drivers to noisy, bustling streets packed full of shops, apartments, and taxis. At one point during our little excursion, my friend looked at me and said, "Where ARE we?!" She was surprised to know we were in the same area of town.
Where were we headed? We went on a little excursion to find fabric. Without a Joann Fabric nearby, we had a small adventure ahead of us. We drove to the road that we were told we could find a store. After walking a bit, we asked a random man on the side of the road. All I understood was "ala tool wa yemeen"..."go straight and right", but when you're in the beginning stages of learning a foreign language, any understanding is exciting. After going straight for what seemed a long time, we found another lovely woman who continued to direct us. (Who needs GPS when you have an opportunity to make friends along the road?) A few minutes later, we found the store and I'd be lying if I wasn't just a little excited at what I saw. There was an AMAZING assortment of BEAUTIFUL fabrics. I'm pretty sure we made the worker's entire evening. I can't imagine he has too many foreigners coming into his store and being that excited over what they found. But how can you not get excited at pretty fabric at low, low prices?! We forced ourselves to stop shopping when we hit 18 meters of fabric, but we could have gone on for quite a while. I'm fairly certain I'll be back to visit that store in the coming weeks & months. What a great find!
So what's the fabric for? Oh just you wait and see. :)
Ok smart phone users...now's your chance to chat with me as if I were home. (Ok...so it's actually that I want to chat with you.) Download "whatsapp" and we can text for free. All you need is my Egyptian phone number. No...I'm not going to post that openly here, but if you email me and tell me you are downloading the app, I'll send it to you.
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