Day 2: Everyone Wants To Rip Us Off

Day 2: Everyone Wants To Rip Us Off

We woke up late. Really late. It was 11ish when we finally crawled out of bed, and got ready to leave. It’s a Friday so we went for Juma (Friday services) at Al-Azhar Mosque, which is one of the most prestigious and oldest mosques in the world particularly because it’s connected to Al-Azhar ¬†University. The masjid didn’t look really nice from the outside, but it was pretty OK from the inside. For being one of the most renknowned mosque’s in the world… it looks pretty insignificant. Any mosque in Turkey would overshadow the architecture of this one by a landslide. The khutbah (sermon) was of course delivered in Arabic and we had no clue what was being said, but afterwards we might two students from a university ¬†in Alexandria who...

Day 1: What Happened To Salman?

Day 1: What Happened To Salman?

Leaving the hotel in London to get to Gatwick Airport became a hassle pretty quick. I thought I was going to fly out of Heathrow, but instead at the very last moment while checking out, I realized I was leaving out Gatwick. They’re in complete opposite directions. With only 30 minutes to spare to get to the airport I couldn’t take any chances and sought a black cab to take me there as fast as possible. Note to all: Telling a cab driver in London (or probably anywhere) that you would APPRECIATE if he got you there as soon as possible, and that you would APPRECIATE it very much usually does the trick. Of course, make sure you appreciate with the local currency. We got there in 28 minutes. It’s a 45 minute drive. When I got to the airport, I waited...