Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Getting Ready for My Move to Cairo, Egypt

There has been so much to do as I prepare to my move to Cairo to teach at The American University in Cairo (AUC).

Mostly, I'm ready to go. I have most of the important stuff done like I have my passport and I have my shots: Hep A and B, Typhoid and Tetanus. Oh, I have two new pairs of glasses and a pair of prescription sunglasses - yay.

I don't have my mailing address yet, so I can't change my address. Except for magazines and journals related to teaching. I have a forwarding address for those.

My shipment was picked up on Friday. That was a most tedious task, but it really helped me decide what to take and what not to take. Here's hoping that my shipment arrives in Cairo before I do.

Things that I still need to do:
  • renew my driver's license (it expires on my birthday: August 6)
  • review my license plates
  • get official birth certificates
  • get additional passport photos (AUC recommended this, but I don't know why)
I also need to get a Magic Jack. I plan to use that for making phone calls to the U.S. I will use Skype and Oovoo too, but I'm getting the Magic Jack to have as an additional option. Several folks in Cairo have confirmed that it will work there. Magic Jack is basically a voice-over IP, but w/o any bulky equipment. It's just a little USB drive. Very nice.

There's a lot more to do, but I'll spare you the details since I need to actually get things done and not just write blog posts.

Hang in there w/me.

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2 Comments:

At 12:07 AM, Blogger Lori said...

Hey Radiogirl,
I'm looking forward to your first post from Cairo! Have a great time. By the way, have you ever been overseas before? If not, it's truly an experience. Do keep a journal (smile).

 
At 12:11 AM, Blogger ohradiogirl said...

I have never been overseas, but I am getting anxious. I will definitely keep a journal. Thanks for the shout out on the hair profile. Love that.

 

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