A friend of ours texted us this week and asked if we’d like to join him on a visit to his house in the countryside. Having not seen our friend in too many weeks, and interested to find out what the definition of the Egyptian “countryside” was, we accepted.
We were not prepared for: Egyptian countryside = dream house location.
The drive took us a little over two hours and consisted mostly of desert. Notable things along the way: several Military checkpoints, the Medical Center where ex-President Mubarak is currently being held, the largest industrial area in Cairo, and several military bases and military farms. Oh, and the Suez Canal.
The two houses we visited (one was the family house and one was his) sat along the Suez canal. We ate tangerines right off the tree, enjoyed the cool breeze from the water while we ate dinner (whole fish and veggies), drank mint tea with actual fresh mint leaves, and walked out onto a dock to enjoy the moonlit water.