I am not the late Charles Kuralt, not I am on the road again. This time I am pretty sure you can guess where I am. It is cold in Massachusetts and snowy, but here in Cairo, it is lovely. It is just the beginning of their winter but absolutely perfect: sunny, no humidity, and high 70's. I saw many things today I had only heard about as a child and read about since. It was exciting. I also bought a silk rug from a facory where children are taught the skill of making rugs from a very young age.
It is awe inspiring here and I have found the people genuine and pleasant. The street vendors are very aggressive, but these folks are largely uneducated and needy. I am off tomorrow to another area many do not see. I'll keep you posted.