I'm currently in Alexandria, and it's windy. Now, I've been in situations that were windy before, but this is without question the windiest experience of my life. This was honest to goodness walking against the wind.
This is what the weather underground is saying about the weather in Alexandria:
I don't know what it says as you are reading this, but right now they are stinkin' liars. They say it is 23mph. Everyone here though insists it's a great deal faster than that. I mean, if you were using this to measure the weather, the rock would be gone. The wind is positively howling.
On a more positve note, I had my first authentic Egyptian food in Cairo today. It's called Kushari and it's a delicious blend of macaroni, noodles, rice, lentils, chickpeas, and tomato sauce which comes in a little bowl which you pour on top. At the table is a pitcher filled with a very, very spicy sauce which adds a little flavor and a lot of heat. Delicious.
Tonight, however, I couldn't find a proper restaurant so I had to eat a tuna pizza. The shame!
I've made it to the course and we have absolutely lovely hotel suites to stay in for the duration of our course. Furnished with lots of old elegant looking furniture. Very elegant and grimy, my kind of thing.
There are 12 other people on the course and I think I've met most of them. Everyone seems very nice and we already have homework, which I will read after I post this.
Arabic?عربية: صبحاً ذهبت الى مطعم مع اصدقائى واكلت كشري. مسعااً ذهبت الإسكندرية بلقطا
This morning I went with friends to a restaurant and ate Kushari. This afternoon I went to Alexandria by train.