Tuesday, April 6, 2010

See the Pyramids along the Nile

Back in the saddle again! This Bulldog, after an almost two year stateside stint, is once again going to be abroad. I am once again returning to the sandbox that is the Middle East. This time I am staying in Egypt for 3 weeks. I am going with Drake, and am really excited!
Two of my favorite professors, Dr. Hamad, and Dr. Cadd are leading the trip. We will be taking two classes while there, one of Islam and politics, as well as a general Modern Egypt class. This is going to be very different than my last trips to the region. The last two was more spent on Arabic, whereas this will be more from the international relations side, as well as country specific study. The stress of leading will be greatly reduced too.
I am most excited for what Egypt has to offer. Jordan is great, but is generally a side trip for those coming to Egypt and Israel. It has always been a dream of mine to see the Pyramids as well as the Nile river (cue the song You Belong to Me: See the pyramids along the Nile, watch the sunrise on a tropic isle.)
As we close in on the trip I will be providing more, as well as in-country reporting. Sorry for my absence in the past, but this will hopefully wet your appetite again.
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