Sep '06 - Nov '08
Studio Prix had the month of February off, so my wife and I took advantage of travel time. We hiked in Cinque Terre in Italy along with some short visits in Venice, Florence, and Rome making our way to Cairo where my sister teaches in Maadi.
We've been here for 9 days and are headed back tomorrow to get ready for the upcoming semester. I had the opportunity to visit Garbage City in Cairo which many of you may be familiar with already. Luckily, I was able to get out and walk a bit through the streets to take some pictures and brief video of it all.
For those unfamiliar like I was, Garbage City is where a significant amount of Cairo's trash is brought. A very specific system exists in which the trash is sorted and then recycled to make new products for use once again. This is all done by those literally living in all the trash.
I hope to document what I have learned in more detail when I have the chance, but for now, here are a few pictures that I took.
Other than that, it'll be all the necessary errands back in Vienna before Studio starts along with trying to get my Macbook fixed:last week the keyboard and trackpad stopped working all together. Luckily, I was able to take advantage of the currency exchange rates here in Cairo and picked up a
USB keyboard for 8 Euros.