Whew! What a whirlwind!
As I write this, I am finally laying on my bed in beautiful Zamalek, Cairo. The only downside is the room smells like a cafeteria lady mopped it with a bucket of her underarm sweat. It’s exactly the same smell. However, after a significant amount of time with both the window open (hot, hot, hot!), and the air conditioning on full blast, I think I may have freshened the place up a little!
Aside from the stink, the room is quite amazing. HUGE, because three of us live here (though neither of my roommates have arrived yet), and very well laid-out. Each of us has our own desk and ample closet space.