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July 4, 2008

Signing off until August

Filed under: Holidays — scotsabroad @ 3:09 pm

We say farewell to Ali and Vero tonight as they fly back to Dublin. We will not be far behind, making our way to terminal 3 early Sunday morning and our flight to Glasgow. We all went to Al Azhar Park last Monday and I think our pictures tell of a happy and relaxed family and we hope a memorable visit for Shona’s brother and Vero. They browsed the Khan al Khalili bazaar that night and bargained expertly for souvenirs. On Tuesday we set off for Ras Sudr and the Moonbeach resort. It is a major windsurfing/kitesurfing location in Egypt but also a great place to relax and enjoy the sea and sun. Ali and Vero were great with the boys and they all enjoyed playing in the water using some old windsurfing boards. Cairo was very adventurous and had a couple of windsurfing lessons. He is now very keen to get further lessons. Lucas just loved the water. We returned last night tired but happily weathered. A leisurely start this morning saw us travel downtown on the Metro to the Egyptian Museum. Our family visited the Royal Mummies rooms this time round. Expensive on top of the entrance fee but well worth it. Popped in to King Tuts room just to make sure his treasure was still there. Incredible museum that still leaves you speechless even after half a dozen visits. A memorable last weekend.

I hope we will return ready for another year living in this wonderful country and brilliant city. There is still so much to see and do. Today I bought a new book written by Lesley Lababidi called, Cairo Street Stories (Exploring the City’s Statues, Squares, Bridges, Gardens and Sidewalk Cafes). Have pity on my tolerant, accomodating wife and boys come August. Until then I’m sure we will meet with most of you in the next seven weeks. We will be back here before we know it. Enjoy the summer folks.

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