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Taking Off!

Written on: Tuesday December 29th, 2009

A journal entry from: Sun, Sand and Wind

G'Day All!

It has been a while since my last blog, TWO years in fact!! Since coming back from my year in Australia life has been good and busy. It's not that I stopped traveling? not at all, in 2008 I did two trips to the US; NYC and 2 weeks of windsurfing in North Carolina, in 2009, I've explored more of Canada then I have ever done before, with trips to Quebec city and a great road trip on the West Coast. These have all been amazing trips and heaps of fun. But it is not until now that I feel I have a footstops worthy trip lined up.Tomorrow, December 29th, 2009, I fly from Toronto to Cairo, Egypt via Frankfurt.

A short description of the next 5 weeks are as follows;

Just over a week of sightseeing and exploring the historic past of Egypt
Two weeks of windsurfing on the Gulf of Aqaba on the Red Sea
One week of exploring, biking and skiing in Cyprus
One week with friends and family in Germany on my way home

I have never been to a none English or French speaking country, so it is bound to be an interesting trip, I am not on a tour or with any tour guides so it will really force me to step out of my normal boundaries and meet new people and make my way around. I'm quite excited to see how I react as a person in such a different environment then what I am use to.

**Furthermore, when I will be in Egypt, it will be 50 YEARS almost to the day that my Oma, Opa, father and Tante Ingrid have passed through the country on their journey to leave Africa. To me this is really neat, and to go places they have been when my age and to stand places where my father would have ran around as a child will be a surreal experience!

I'll try to post small updates on here as I have a chance and include a few pictures here and there.

I wish everybody a great New Year and all the best in 2010.

Take care,

David W.


From Derek on Dec 28th, 2009

Good luck with everything man and I can't wait to hear all about it when you get back!

From Lydia on Dec 30th, 2009

Are you there yet?

From David W on Dec 30th, 2009

So I am here in Cairo, WHAT A WORLD! Beyond what I could have ever thought, just crazy. I will try to post something in the next day or so. Cheers!

From Carmen on Dec 31st, 2009

Wishing you a great New Year in Egypt. We'll be thinking of you.