“This reminds me of New York.” -The best compliment we could give a place.
We asked all of our Egyptian tour guides if they were offended by the term "Muslim Extremists." Aboudi said it best: “I simply cannot call them Muslims. They are evil men, who twist the Quar’an for their own gain."
“Trust in Allah, but tie your camel to a post.” -A Muslim proverb
“Always uncomfortable, never unsafe.” -Our motto for the trip
“Is that…? Yep, Mmbop is playing on the radio.” -Ryan during a taxi ride in South America
A woman in Buenos Aires, after she finished giving Blakely directions to the train, finished with: “Watch your purse, and don’t talk to anyone.”
“No, you don’t understand. I need clothes with serious durability. Like half spandex, half tire leather.” -Blakely, while shopping to refresh her backpack, to a naive shop attendant pushing cashmere
“There’s a Hermés on our block. We’re good.” -Blakely checking out the safety of our new neighborhood in Buenos Aires
“Watch your head! If you hit your head, watch your language!” -Our boat driver in Belize
“You know what word I can’t get behind? Abreast.” -Blakely to Ryan on a long bus ride in South America. People ask us what we talked about. The answer is: Everything.