Thursday, July 26, 2012

Cairo Hash 2

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(Part 1 of this post here)

Just to refresh my 2 readers out there( hi mom!), hashing in Cairo is basically running around in the desert while following a trail of lentils. This is for me on the highlights of my stay in Cairo just because I have fallen in love with the desert, plus I do enjoy walking and running. What I wasn't expecting was that we'd be climbing through hills and rocks. At one point we found ourselves on the side of a very tall rock and my fear of heights kicked in and I was basically crawling and holding on to the rocks for dear life. Thank goodness the expats with us then were very understanding and tried to distract me with some chit chat. 

All in all it was a great experience - running in the desert while making new friends. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

Here are the pictures:


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Hello Mark and Susana!


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Those were the runners who are following a different trail.


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Here's me and my ridiculous hair.


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Love, love the desert.


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The shapes and figures are just amazing.


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Hello expat friends.


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Finally the finish line. 


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YAAAAAAY!


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After burning some calories: beer. Ofcourse.


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Usually you buy the beer, but since it was our first time, they gave it to us for free.


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Cheers!


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Horse!


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Julien.


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Campbell, Rob.


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The Hares, or basically the ones who guided us through the run.


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As first-timers they made us drink some special liquor.


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Julian, on the other hand, just likes drinking. A lot. 


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And then it was time to go.


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As the sun set on the desert. On all of us. 

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