Back in Egypt & it’s INSANITY.

Calm down… everything is fine, Egypt is not INSANE at least not right now. I don’t know how things will be after the elections coming up, but for now everything is fine. I called the post that because of what I will be doing while I am back in Egypt. In case you are not following me on Twitter or Facebook … I am back in Egypt. I have been back now for over a week and loving it. So of course that means I am no longer in India… & after 3 crazy/intense months there I am happy to have completed that portion of my journey. Ahh India was something that I don’t even know how to explain yet, but will do so in a proper final India post. Before I do that though I have several more post coming to you about my time in India. For now though lets focus on Egypt.

If you have been following along you know why I am back and want to continue my holidays in Egypt… it’s pretty obvious. If you haven’t well I am back because I want to spend more time with a guy I met and love and also explore more of my favorite country in the world. I have already spent about 2 months here earlier this year and did a lot. Here’s a round up of what I have done here already:

This time around I am living a dream of mine… and living in Cairo! I’ve mentioned before that I have always wanted to visit Egypt the most of all countries in the world and I have also always wanted to live in Cairo. I am lucky that my first time around it (the country & city) lived up to my expectations and made me want to come back for more. Lucky for me one of my friends has a spare bed room in his apartment that we are able to rent while I am here. We have made copies of the keys, have everything we need in the bedroom and the other day got me a cell phone. I really didn’t want a cell phone I have traveled for over 15 months without one and have never needed it, but now that I am LIVING here it’s different. I also applied for a VISA extension and received a 3 month VISA extension without any problems. I am set for living in Cairo the next 3 months. Ahh I am just so ecstatic about living in Cairo. This city is not my favorite city in the world (that honor is a tie between Barcelona & Istanbul), but it such an amazing city with so much to see and do that I love. It’s also crazy that the next few months I will be witnessing history as the people of Egypt continue to fight their revolution.
Crowds at Tahrir Sq.
Street Art in Tahrir Sq.

So what will I be doing while I am here the next 3 months? I have spent the last week doing NOTHING… like for real NOTHING. I plan on doing a lot of NOTHING while I am here. By doing nothing I mean no sight seeing or exploring… I am exhausted. The last 6 months have been NON-STOP moving for me as I explored Turkey, Egypt & India. I need a break from travel and will not feel guilty about it. Aside from doing a lot of nothing I also plan on seeing more of Egypt. I know I have seen a lot of it already, but still have so much more I want to see. This country is insanely filled with history at every corner and I could spend a life time here and never see it all. I have made a long list of things I still want to see and of course I will share all the highlights with you all.

I also know a lot of you are wondering about the job I applied for a few months ago. Well sadly I never heard back from them and am kind of happy that I didn’t. I know I have felt lost the last few months with things going on in my life, but know I will figure them out during the next few weeks as I get aquatinted with my surroundings and figure out what it is I really want. Either continue living in Cairo or move on and finish the last portion of my trip exploring Southeast Asia.

Now to the more serious part… the INSANITY part. I have acquired the INSANITY: 60-Day Total Body Conditioning Workout DVD Program and plan on doing it. Yes all 60 days of TORTURE. I did the 1st day yesterday and nearly died (I am soooo out of shape). I have lost 30lbs thanks to the amazing diet that is travel. You know eat, drink & enjoy whatever you want and loose it from all the walking you do. Now along with wanting to loose a bit more weight I want to tone up and know this program will help me do just that. I will have plenty of free time the next 3 months that I have no excuse not to do a daily 30-45 minute work out. I am going to try my best to stick to it and record my progress. I will document stats and take photos along the way to share it all when I am done.

Ahhh so that’s it. That is what is going on in my life right now and what I will be doing for the next 3 months. If anything changes of course I will let you know. To be honest though I am happy… I am so happy it is crazy! Oh & I didn’t even mention the food. Now that I am back in Egypt I get to have one of the best meals in the world every day if I want KOSHARI. Oh man it’s just so damn good… if you have never tried it google it and try making it or find a place in your city that may sell it.
Koshari in Egypt
So tell me what do you think about my next 3 months in Egypt? I’m now living in a city I have always dreamt about living in. What is a city you have always dreamt about living in? What do you think about my INSANITY work out? Have you ever tried Koshari do you love it as much as I do? Have you been to Egypt? Do you love it as much as I do? Sorry for the million questions… I just want to hear from all of you!!!
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  1. GOTTA love the Koshari, and the sugar can juice. I don’t blame you for doing nothing, 3 months in India sounds completely exhausting. If I were you, I would head over to thailand to relax. I’m leaving for cairo ina few minutes, wont get there till wednessday morning though. Let me know if you want to hang out.
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Oh I know Leif, the Koshari is amazing. Yes 3 months in India was EXHAUSTING way more than I though so, but yeah I plan on doing alot of nothing, but making sure I see everything else I wanna see. I replied to your email… I hope we meet up for sure!

  2. You’re going to be such a stud by the time you leave Cairo! I have a few friends who have done INSANITY and they trimmed down quite a bit. I am so happy that you are in a place that you love so much and that you have someone to share it with!
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Jaja thanks Elle, I hope I do leave Egypt a stud. Insanity is kicking my ass… I can barely walk or even sit down right. Oh & yes I am happy I have some one to share it all with. It’s amazing.

  3. Enjoy nothing, sounds faaaaabulous!

  4. You’ve got a lot going on! Welcome to the world of Insanity – we’ll look forward to hearing what you think.
    Kent @ No Vacation Required recently posted..Nature Rocks

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Kent yeah a lot & not a lot…lol I love. Oh & Insanity is kicking my ass… I’ll let ya know for sure how I do when I’m done!

  5. Good luck with the workout! I’ve been curious after hearing several people speak about it but haven’t wanted to part with the cash yet, as there are a few other workouts I’m interested in. I love going to the gym but I need a change!! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it…maybe Gav and I will get it when he moves here 🙂
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  6. Traveling can be exhausting, especially India. Take your time do your challenge but stay away from the koshari – that is not total body diet friendly 🙂
    Ayngelina recently posted..My mother the assassin

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Ayngelina I will do my challenge, but I can’t promise I will stay away from the koshari. I love it toooooo much!!!

  7. Hi Jamie, been following you for a long time and think it’s great that you are back in Egypt, you sound happy. The time you spent in India sure seemed to fly just from reading your blog. I hope you find what you want and need in Cairo but secretly I hope you also head to SE Asia just because I’d love to read more of your travels there. I have finally booked my one-way to Nairobi, Kenya and will try to be as adventurous as you’ve been on your journey. xoxo


    PS – good luck with the workout, you’ll probably have to be a little insane to do a workout called Insanity, haha

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Hi Kelley, thank you so much for following my blog & thank you so much for commenting. I love it when my silent readers comment. Yes my 3 months in India just flew by so fast… I’m happy I’m back in Cairo a city I love dearly and will figure out soon what it is I am gonna do. I know a part of me really wants to go to SEA too. I mean I’ve been putting it off for like ever, I must make it there before going home. So you are going to Kenya, that is amazing. I would love to go there one day. Be sure to let me know how it is. I’m happy you are starting your adventure & hope its as wild crazy & amazing as mine has been. Oh & yes I am insane for doing iNSANITY… it is kicking my ass big time.

  8. i love it! I am so happy for you! I can’t wait to here more about your adventures in Cairo, especially with theelections coming up. I just got a gym memebership here in Korea.. all of the rice here is making me look like a hot mess!
    Sheryll recently posted..Cruisin’ Down the Han River

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thanks Sheryll, the elections should be very interesting. I just can’t believe I will be here to whiteness history. Oh & yeah girl I hear ya… in India I was eating so healthy, but now that I’m back in Egypt not so much…lol. We gotta work it!

  9. Three months in India??? Oh wow, I don’t know how you did that. People kept telling me that India can be really overwhelming. So the fact that you did the whole country in three months’ time is pretty awesome! I hope you’ll have a breeze later in Southeast Asia!
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Yeah Bama, 3 months in India… it was crazy & intense. Of course I didn’t see the whole country, but saw a good chunk of it. I hope I make it to SEA & when I do it’s a blast & a breeze.

  10. You know what I love about you? You’re not just all talk brother – when you say you are going to do something, you do it. Live in Egypt, stick out India for three months, and now, doing Insanity, just like we said!!! As soon as I can, hopefully in the next couple of weeks, I am going to start rocking Insanity with you 🙂 I am so excited to see how cut and toned you get!! Dig Deeper!
    Jess | GlobetrotterGirls recently posted..Bargaining for a tour of murder in Cambodia

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thanks for the kind words… I nearly got tears in my eyes. It’s nice to hear things like that every once in a while from someone that cares about you. I try my hardest to stick to my word if I can. I hope I see progress cus I am taking photos before every fit test day. I wanna share it when I am done. Thanks again for you know what…lol!!!

  11. I feel so guilty whenever I read your posts about Egypt Jaime! I spent a month there about 3 years ago and dreaded it by the time I left!!! I said I would probably never go back, but your posts continually make me think I need to get there again ASAP! haha…

    One of my fond memories of Egypt is the delicious AND backpacker-budget friendly koshari but I have since been enlightened about the effects of wheat based carbs and how damaging gluten is to your digestive system, blood-sugar levels and the way your body uses and stores fat. If you stay clear of it your intensity workouts will show results much sooner!

    Stay safe mate!
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Ash don’t feel guilty… I know a lot of people who do not enjoy Egypt & I completely understand. I know it’s a crazy country & know that if you stand out as a tourist you are going to be treated differently EVERYWHERE. I am lucky that I look Egyptian and blend in EVERYWHERE I go. People only realize Im a foreigner when I open my mouth and don’t speak arabic. You should give it another chance if ou get the cahnce to do so. I’m sure you stil have so much more left to see. Oh & Koshari… I know I know… it’s not healthy, but ah so damn good & I’m sure healthier then a Big Mac…lol. I have tried to not eat it often, but I can’t help it. So many shops around selling it… and it’s so cheap.

  12. “loose it from all the walking you do. Now along with wanting to loose a bit more weight”

    It’s LOSE damn it! LOSE! 🙂

    (you got mad at me last time I didn’t tell you)

    Good luck with the insanity that is insanity! I’m doing a whole lot of nothing in Thailand too.
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Ahhhhhhh DAMN IT… my spelling!!! I hate it… why why WHY can’t I spell???

      Thanks for correcting me though. Oh Insanity is kicking my ass… big time. Ahh nothing is amazing.

  13. hi there, love the blog. uhm, my mum and i left the states and came to egypt when my father died, and to be honest being gay here made my life a living hell, i dunno anyone.. and for some reason they think it’s a curse !! i sure was happy when i came! i mean i always imagined egypt as an amazing place to live in, and the best part is i can see the pyramids from my room’s window! , about the koshari …my mom makes it like like every month , and the temp alone made me lose a lot of weight ! so to sum it all up..either than than having no friends part , it’s pretty good!

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Oh I know what you mean Soloman about everything you mentioned here. Sorry you don’t have any friends there. Are you still living in Cairo? If you are it’d be nice to meet up and chat whenever I do go back! I love Cairo so much.

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