This ship is beginning to make me feel a bit paranoid. My stomach has been just slightly off for the morning, however between the way we were bounced around for hours on Egyptian roads for the last two days, and the fact that today the swell is producing whitecaps and the boat has definite movement, it is probably just a bit of motion sickness. It doesn’t keep me from worrying, though.
We were sitting out on the back deck last night talking to an older couple originally from Norway, now residing in Boston. They had spent the day exploring Alexandria, but had cancelled the trip to Cairo the day before, because the lady had been so sick they couldn’t do it. She told us she has never washed her hands so many times in her life, but still came down with the illness. She is beginning to wonder if it was the apple tea in Turkey, because she had talked to three other people who also got sick and also had apple tea (it sure makes our choice of Raki look smarter). Now I’m wondering if the coffee I had in Egypt was a mistake – you can never know if they boiled the water enough.
Anyway, enough about illness. There is a much more important topic to discuss these days: the cheesecake crisis. Ling is quite annoyed with the ship, she has given it several chances in case it was an off-day, but to no avail. Apparently the cheesecake is not cheesy enough here.
You have no idea how much it annoys her to have cheesecake available, but not good enough to eat. She’s actually turned to other deserts to try and work off her frustration, but it is no good. Only cheesecake will do, and she can’t have it. Our only hope is that Malta makes a good one.