We then went back to her Mother's house where she is staying with her husband and kids until they find a place in Cairo. (They are moving to Cairo from Alexandria) She fed me pizza, which was wonderful because I had only had granola bars all day. She helped me get my phone back into English (from Portuguese Thank You Jess! See I'm a million miles away from you...yet you are in my life every day!) and put minutes onto my phone.
Then we came back to campus! I am writing you this before she picks me up again for Iftar tonight (literally translated it means breakfast...it is when they break the fast of Ramadan). So more food to come! Thank goodness because nothing is open yet here on campus.
I learned some interesting things today about AUC though. All of the roads leading up to the campus are newly paved...becuase Obama was coming through and they wanted it to be nice for him to drive on. There is no masque on AUC campus (this makes me sad because I wanted to hear the calls to prayer. I heard them this afternoon at Sarah's though!). AUC is located in the Desert. Like literally this part of Cairo is being reclaimed and turned into a sew suburb. So 5 years ago I would be in the middle of the Desert. This explains why I saw SOOOOOO much sand on the way here. Everything is changing and being built up. Sarah told me that the city is nothing like what it is like here it is very crowded and chaotic.
My two worries for the coming days are that I figure out this food thing until things get going on campus....and that my door gets fixed! (My door doesn't close all the way so I can't lock it!)
Much love to everyone back home!