So I’m finally making my first post, well after what was suppose to be a 12 hour flight with a 4 hour layover i finally made it to Cairo Egypt last Thursday, and got a warm welcome from a young Egyptian dude named Peter but its actually Beetarrrr. He is my couchsurfing host during my stay in Cairo, so we hopped in his dusty car and took off for the city. I was amazed to see how crowded it was with cars driving on the streets, there are such thing as lanes here in Egypt, but nobody really uses them.There could be up to 5 cars in a 3 lane road and there is a constant sound of honking, which for some reason I like. There is no such thing as road rage here its just the norm. For something that would only take maybe 10 min usually would take forever, so you can see why people are consentlly honking. Peter told me that in Egyptian time, 5 min is actually 1 hour. So 5 min later we made it to a cafe and had a beer and some food and waited for his flatmate Hassan then went back to there place because i was exhausted and we were gonna make a day trip to Alexandria the next morning.
Alexandria is the city where people that live in Cairo come to get away for a weekend or summer holiday/vacation to get away from the heat. On the main street you can that there are many cafes and restaurant facing the sea front. This is the Citadel of Qaitbay
Nightmare on Toilet Street
What to do after a great meal well, well go smoke shisha. Ok well what I’m about to tell you is one of the scariest things that have ever happened to me. We get to the cafe, get a table and order some shisha. I excuse myself from the table because i need to use the ladies room so I go to the bathroom and both of the stalls were closed, you cant see who’s in there because the door is from the ceiling to the floor, so i knock on the first door there was someone in there, I knock on the the second door I don’t hear anything, I wait a second knock again don’t hear anything, so i open the door and out comes this shooting water from the toilet, first shot I get hit in the right boob, as I’m turning around to get out of there, I get another shot in the rib. While all of this is happening of coarse I’m screaming and trying to scramble to get the hell out of there and then the lady hurries out of the bathroom to see what is going on and sees stupid American girl getting squirted by toilet water, uhhhh gross, she’s probably laughing hysterically inside her head, but that’s ok I would be laughing as well if I was her. Then last but not least I get hit in the top back shoulder and then slam the door. This all happened in a matter of seconds but it felt like eternity. I was soooooooo embarrassed. Of coarse something like that would happen to me. I go and tell one of the workers that the toilet is leeking, so i go in the bathroom with him and tell him to be careful because its squirting, he opens the door and its shooting out and he immediately closes the door, he then just shuts the water off and then it stops. I go back to the table to join my new friends and tell them what happened to me and of coarse they start busting up with laughter, Im like yeah yeah whatever. Shatafa is what the Egyptians call it and a baday in Europe. I guess there was a malfunction with that toilet because it was not supposed to be shooting out like that, it would be like a fire hose shooting up your ass. So of coarse I had you to use the ladies room again so I brought my camera to take a picture of the thing. When i got there to take a photo of it, I was trembling with sheer terror, so that’s why the picture is a little blurry. That toilet is going to haunt me in my dreams, I am forever traumatized.