Friday, August 17, 2012
Cairo to Berlin, August 17, 2012
Wow it feels really cold here after Egypts 40+ heat but it is really only 23 degrees. I feel like I need a sweater. We are told that there is supposed to be a heat wave this weekend, 35 degrees. Hmmmm, still seems rather chilly.
We left our beautiful Mena Hotel and said goodbye to the pyramids this morning. The traffic was really calm, at least it was for Cairo. Hassan said it was because everyone is getting ready for Eid.
Our flight was uneventful, which is exactly what you want a flight to be.
Besides seeming cool, Berlin also seems very lush, green, organized, clean and quiet. All the cars drive between the lines, no excessive horn blowing or light flashing, no animals in the streets and there is not a speck of garbage in sight.
Our apartment is right in the centre of Mitt district, just above Strausbergerplatz U-bahn station. The apartment itself is quite large with its own kitchen, bathroom, livingroom and bedroom…the boys are on a pullout futon.
After moving in, we went for pizza and beer (boys had pop) then went grocery shopping. The grocery people were very helpful with Graham’s allergies.
This location is great; very convenient.