We are spending the first two weeks of our April/May vacation back in Cairo with Dylan's mom! We are accompanied by two other Namibia volunteers, who are visiting Egypt for the first time, and my brother Michael (still en route from London), who will also join us in going back to Namibia. This was a somewhat unlooked for opportunity for Dylan to come "home" one more time before his mom moves away this summer.
After 30 odd hours of traveling we arrived safely at the Coster apartment in Maadi. In an effort to keep ourselves awake we walked to CAC to show our friends around and did some grocery shopping at Miriam market where Dylan and I were happily welcomed back by all the employees. =) Now we're waiting for our dinner - Indian food, delivered straight to our door! Such luxury.
It is wonderful to be in a "home" as we think of home - all the amenities and comforts of the US, and a lived-in, family sort of feeling. We've arrived on the first day of a long weekend and are looking forward to attending MCC (our church) tomorrow.
It's a welcome break to be out of southern Africa. We've been there such a long time, it was a bit of a shock that we can so easily be carried so far away by a single airplane (or three). Hoping this will be a fun and refreshing time and we can look forward to going back to Namibia afterward. =)