I was all ready to go to the pyramids today but it was raining. Who hears of rain in Cairo? I stopped by the Ethiopian Airlines office this afternoon when I realized that tomorrow is Friday. Everything is closed in Cairo on Fridays and I have a night train booked to Aswan. If I fly on the weekend I can fly Cairo> Addis> Dar es Salam or Cairo> Addis> Nairobi for $509. Actually, for two flights that’s not horrible.
The Ethiopian Embassy confirmed that I am allowed to fly in on a one-way ticket with no onward flight so it’s a possible solution. I’m still looking over the land route to Kenya though, which doesn’t look ideal.
Tomorrow is my last day in Cairo and it must be pyramid day. I have a night train to Aswan. Only twelve hours? After India and China that’s nothing.