Travel Schlepp and the Pyramids of EgyptLast December Debbie, Karl, and I were scheduled to go to Austria and work with the United Nations people again. But at the same time there was a fellow in Egypt who wanted to see us. He works for the World Bank and an organization called ICARDA. So we flew past Vienna all the way to Cairo to meet with him. We are building a Web site for him that helps people in the Middle East share information about using water efficiently for agriculture in the desert.
But after that, we had to work. Here's a photo of me working on
my report. The Nile River flows in the background. I could
watch barges and fallucas (Egyptian sailboats) go up and down the
river all day and at night.
Here's a view of the fallucas sailing below our hotel window
at night. The beautiful swimming pool was too cold to use.
Even the desert of Egypt in December is pretty cool.
And this is Debbie and I in the office of her hotel suite. I'm
sitting on the desk to the left of her computer. We would work every
evening here to get ready for the next day's meetings.