I had such a great time at the Red Sea. The ride to the hotel was only an hour and a half away from Cairo. I stayed in a very nice hotel and there were a good combination of Egyptian and American food. We were suppose to stay there for just two days, but on our way back to Cairo there was an explosion on the highway from an oil tanker, so we had to go back to the hotel for another night. Most of us were worried about missing classes the next day, but luckily, the AUC gates were blocked by student protesters and no one even the staff and the faculty could get it. I got to spend another day at the beach which was amazing.
Back to the student protesters, the students are protesting against the 7% increase of tuition. The first day of the protests, the students blocked the gates with their BMW's and Mercedes Benz, which I found it to be very cool. The students who are protesting comes from a very wealthy family here in Egypt and they are basically protesting to help the students who's parents cannot afford to pay a lot of money to the university. Honestly, I have so much respect for them, but I am missing way too many classes because of them as well. The second day of the protest, the school decided to take down the gates, but the students protesters went on and bought their own gates and put them up. Because of this, I have not had classes for a week now and I recently received an e-mail that I will be having online classes, but the school/my professors have yet to send me the link as to where I need to sign in for my classes. I just hope that the classes will resume soon on campus and that my study abroad experience does not get cut short either.
I will be heading to Alexandria this coming weekend, stay tuned :)