Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tut, tut, tut


interjection, noun, verb,tut·ted, tut·ting.
1. (used as an exclamation of contempt, disdain, impatience, etc.)
2. for shame!
This is the sound some people make when I tell them I'm going away... again.  They don't understand why I'm not married, not having kids, not buying a home, not saving more money than I already do for retirement...
To them I say, "Bon Voyage!"
In 48 hours I will be on my way to Egypt.
To stare in awe at the last of the 'Seven Ancient Wonders of the Worlds,' to stand on the banks of the world's longest river and wade through the sands of its largest desert.  And wander through a region that has been inhabited since 5500 BC. 
It's my first trip to a Muslim country, although I've been to northern India, which has a high concentration of Mulsims.  I'm also traveling solo.  And while I've traveled alone before, it's been a while.
I thought I'd be a bit more nervous about it.  Or bummed out that I don't have a husband to travel with.  :-)
Instead, I'm thrilled and chomping at the bit.
See you in Giza.

1 comment:

  1. Doesn't matter what relationship you are in or not, there is NOTHING like solo travel to feed the soul and help you to see the world in a way you would never see if you were with someone. Safe travels Franny! Super proud of you for going (without me!)