Why did the kiwi cross the road?


So for most of you, this experience is old news but for us it has been an education! Today we “grew some” and decided to get this Cairo street crossing malarkey sorted. It’s all a bit terrifying but funny at the same time as the passing Egyptian drivers find it hilarious we are just standing there waiting for the traffic to miraculously clear. We started following locals as they cut a path through the moving cars, bikes, buses and horses/donkeys with carriages but we are getting there and attempted the above all by ourselves. Only came close to being run over twice! Not bad eh.

It’s been a while since we had an update, mostly because the last 5 days have been totally hectic and we have been covering routes that we will have to do again anyway so figured we may as well wait until we have the time to do things properly. There should be another one of RW’s little vids to come and pictures of Jordan and other things but best leave it until we have time to actually enjoy the surroundings instead of wondering where the speed cameras are as we race from stop to stop in order to meet deadlines.

We are missing the truck (already!)… Thought we would enjoy the time off from driving but after one day it’s all we can talk about! Poor truck. Hope the guard with the massive gun outside the carpark is doing a good job!

Anywho, time to meet our tour guide in the hotel (two days after we started the “tour”). Go figure.

X Jo and Rich

10 comments on “Why did the kiwi cross the road?

  1. Yeah I don’t know what is worse, crossing the road or driving in Cairo. I developed a deep respect for the driver we had on our World Kitchen shoot.

  2. I think Sri Lanka’s worse… but the difference here is the roads are huge in Cairo 4/5 lanes… so you are crossing more lanes. Kinda glad we don’t have the car… driving in Istanbul was bad. I think it’s probably worse here.

    Hey Marcy, Egyptian food is very similar to Greek, Turkish, and Jordan… BBQ and kebabs πŸ™‚ can’t go wrong really.

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