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:
- On my first day in Egypt I went on a Gay date through the streets of Cairo.
- Lived a childhood dream by visiting The Great Pyramids of Giza!
- Visited the Sahara Desert again (this time in Egypt).
- Walked through Tahrir Sq. many times and shared a side of it the news/media doesn’t show you.
- Visited many temples in Aswan and shared several photos of Abu Simbel & Philae.
- Introduced you to Elephantine Island (my new love).
- Shared with you a view of Luxor the Pharaohs didn’t even have.
- Had a very interesting long 2nd class train ride from Luxor to Cairo.
- Shared my thoughts on visiting “Garbage City” a slum in Cairo.
- Lost track of time in the beach town Dahab.
- Shared the revolution street art that is all over the streets of Cairo.
- By the time I was leaving… I fell in love in Cairo.
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.