Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Egypt Here I Come
I have my tickets to Cairo, my Egypt guidebook, my Arabic phrasebook, Cairo map, iPod, my international health insurance, my (working now) GSM phone, USB phone charger, and my Skype credit. I forget where I left my passports, but I think they're in my garage with my yellow fever card. I found a fitness center in Zamalek that costs less than one in Kuwait (faint praise, and yes, I really am going to go). Located some on-line apartment possibilities.
I do love an airfare challenge, and was tempted to buy the combo ticket that was $267 r/t from New York to Cologne on Continental (what a deal), then catch the hapagfly.com discount flight to Cairo out of Frankfurt or Munich. But in the end, once taxes were added in, it was only $200 less than flying via Barcelona (ah... now we're talking!) and this way I don't have to take the train within Germany with all my luggage.
'Course, I have to drag it to the airport bus in Barcelona, but there are worse punishments.
Should I get a wheelie suitcase now that I'm all per-fessional and stuff? I have a big old dirty backpack.