So, it is about a month since I've been home from the anniversary trip to the Mediterranean. I was hoping to post once a week--a post on each country we visited. But alas, getting back into the swing of things has been difficult. So, here we are, the eve of the 4th of July. I should be saying something patriotic. Instead, I am just going to remind you of how great our country is by letting you make the connection of the contrasts between two different countries.
First of all, it is good to travel. It is very easy for those of us living in the U.S. to get the wrong idea of hardships. Hardships in the U.S. come in many forms, like running out of homemade bread and having to make more, or a real hardship--having the dishwasher break, or perhaps, not being to find the remote for the T.V. or ceiling fan for a few days.
But what about having your country in complete chaos? having trash in the streets? This was open trash in the river!! along the highway in Alexandria.
Wouldn't it be fun to be at this roadside cafe??
As if all of that pestering from locals, making out in front of the pyramids, and dressing up in traditional Egyptian clothing wasn't enough, our tour included a Nile River cruise.
I'll know you'll be disappointed, but I do not have pics of the belly dancer. Without going into detail, let me pose a question. Why does a culture that makes its women dress from head to toe in a covered garb also take great delight in a mostly naked woman gyrating around publicly? Wouldn't it be better just to have all the women dressed sort of respectfully modest but not oppressively so? (thinking like an American, again)
So, that is Egypt. I'm glad I went. We should be praying for this country. I know many of you will not get a chance to visit it. And if you ask my husband, he has no desire to go back. But I am glad I went and in 10 or 15 years I'd like to go back.