On Our Way

Steve and I are all packed and ready to go.  We're catching the bus to the Mall of Arabia at 6pm tonight so we can have a much cheaper trip to the airport.  The shuttle buses to Jeddah are free, but getting a taxi to the airport from campus would be approximately 200 SAR ($53) so we'll save a bunch by only taking a taxi from the Mall of Arabia to the airport.

Thankfully, the hostel we're staying at has airport pick up in Cairo, so we won't even have to worry about navigating the city in the middle of the night!  It was one of the main factors for choosing our place to stay, so hopefully it will live up to the comments and reviews on hostels.com!

We're going to do our best to add some pictures and updates while we're gone, but we're not sure how good the internet access will be.

Here's to hoping for a great nine days, because when we get back, it's going to be a rough haul to the end of the semester.  I've got two 10+ page reports, three presentations, four exams, and a trip to Europe to plan in the four weeks after Eid.