Dear family and friends,

It is too soon after our arrival to have any perspective on Cairo. So, this is just to let you know that we arrived safely and were met in the airport by a collague of the famous Walid; he had our visas in hand so we made our way quickly through the airport and early morning to the Cosmo. Later that day Wrick and I walked a few blocks to have a look at the Nile, even more famous than Walid. Yesterday we had our first arabic lesson so I'm walking around with a a note card and notes to prompt me when I want to wish someone a morning filled with the aroma of flowers (not of beans which I'll say if I mispronounce the vowels.)

May your day be filled with the aroma of sweet flowers.