Astrid & Her Amazing “Five out of Seven”-Adventure
I don’t know whether you are familiar with the game Frogger and it’s first level, but crossing the street in Cairo felt just like it (without the three lives):
Luckily, frog Astrid survived all trips to the other side, so she could venture on to see the Great Pyramids of Giza (Astrid is on a mission to see all the seven world wonders and this was the fourth one on her list!).
After seeing the Great Pyramids in Giza, Astrid travelled on through the dessssssssert. She even made it her home, because she could handle no more hotels with cockroaches.
She had breakfast with the Bedouins and climbed mountains in the early mornings, because why would you stay in bed when the sun is out and there is so much excitement to be had?
In the evenings, Astrid danced on commands of the Bedouins. Although she is, until today, still unsure whether “Yalla! Yalla!” means “Dance! Dance!” or “Faster! Faster,” but Astrid danced as if her life depended on it and after slept surrounded by millions of stars.
She easily got used to making a toilet out of big rocks and not caring whether people could see her bum or not as it is not hairy or anything like that at all and when being on public spaces now and then and no toilet near, she was often tempted to just quickly find a space of her own once more.
In Petra (world wonder five on Astrid’s list!), Astrid felt like Indy running all over the place and making millions of discoveries with her eye:
Crazy stuff!!! Within the heat, Astrid and a few new friends also searched for treasures and .. even found them!!! Yes, broken necklaces were found on several locations. They were repaired carefully and would later be handed to friends back home as valuable souvenirs.
While Astrid had no-food related-issues on her travels and loved the falafels with all her heart, the diarrhea hit her hard when she came back home, so she told her housemates to make an extra effort in supplying a few extra rolls with soft layers.
Astrid is still wondering whether this would have been the revenge of the Egyptian gods for fooling her friends with fake hidden treasures from Petra? What do you think?