Here are some odds-and-ends photos. Please take a look.
Because of some frustrating technical difficulties with the internet cafe, I haven't been able to post in the last week. I now have internet at my apartment, making it a lot easier to put up pictures and thoughts. Earlier today, I posted about my trip to the pyramids. It was something I wrote a few days ago but hadn't been able to post. And tonight, I posted some thoughts on the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah. So please scroll down far enough that you don't miss anything!
This is a picture of the Citadel as viewed from the Azhar Gardens.
This is a picture of me and our unwanted guide at the step pyramid in North Saqqara, just south of Cairo.
This is the kind of person we dealt with at the pyramids: so genuine in his desire to have his photo taken by an American; equally genuine in his desire to receive a small monetary reward for his cooperation.
A couple of pounds and some well placed, if mispronounced, Arabic phrases can get you a seat right on the Great Pyramid itself.