I MISS EGYPT SO MUCH!
I long so much for Egypt lately. I know it has to do with my dissatisfaction with work to want to just get out. I definitely need my vacation, but those 2 weeks are coming in August... But it's more than that because I feel like I would want to go to Egypt to live for a couple years. I know it's in part because of the good memories I have there... things were just better between me and my husband. Another part is Islam. I feel it would be a place I'd feel just free and proud to practice Islam and work on myself as a Muslim. The country is backwards in so many ways but the things I need help with I know I'd have there. And the other things that are part of me but not necessarily part of Egypt or Egyptians I feel confident enough about to not let that get in my way! And I'd love for my daughter to learn Arabic, so of course it would be a great opportunity for her to go there for a couple years straight sometime to learn the language well. With only one Arab parent and no Arab family here, she doesn't get much Arabic at all. I'd love to learn a bit myself!
Every time I get a wiff of "street smell" here when an old bazou car passes by me as I am walking on the street, I think of Egypt and wish I was there! Everytime it's super hot and dry (like when entering a hot car), I think of Egypt and wish I was there! :P