Our new roommates are really nice, and our new apartment is even nicer! We are living with five other girls, but the place is so huge that we hardly notice. I could live for three years here, much less three more weeks! We love living in Maadi, although it feels like a totally different city. There are people out jogging and signs for Gold’s Gym! It’s so odd to see in Egypt. We live literally ten minutes away from work, and super close to our friends here in Maadi.
Our landlord is the nicest man ever. Sherin and I were washing clothes in the tub yesterday, and we left them to soak overnight. When we came home late last night, we saw that the landlord had brought us a new, big drying rack and clothespins. He also had brought new sheets for the beds, silverware, pots, pans, and dishes. We talked to him a bit yesterday, and he told us about how he works as a professor during the morning, going to work in the business suit. Then, in the afternoon, he works with the underprivileged people outside of Cairo, so he changes into a traditional Egyptian outfit. He and his family live right across the hall from us, so he comes in to fix things if we need him. We’re really happy here, even if it doesn’t feel so much like Cairo!