Thursday October 30th
Went to Maadi picking up camera. Strolled around Cairo. Andy Hardy meets Debutante at night. Five different languages on screen. Greek, French, Arabic, Egyptian. Spoken in English.
Friday October 31st
Visited Tombs of Caliphs(?) & bazaars. Went by train and buggy. Tombs have wonderful decorations. Roof inlaided with gold. Panels on wall – mother of pearl. Windows coloured stones. Floors great slabs of marble. Stayed by Club at night looking for New boys (NZ boys?).
Saturday November 1st
Went to Heliopolis in morning. Lovely clean ???. Seems all to be fairly new buildings. Saw some gardens – but wrong time for flowers. Visited one of the many caberets. Fairly rough show.
Sunday November 2nd
Visited Citadel, Blue, Ali Bey, Alabaster Mosque. Climbed up on time over 300ft. Wonderful sight of Cairo. Parts of Citadel & Mosques are beautiful. Took a few snaps. Pictures at night.
Monday November 3rd
Returned camera to Maadi. Not too good wog driving(?). Bought Xmas presents to send home. Looked in at night Club then to train which left at 12.30AM. Many troops returning but luckily able to get seats. Dozed during train journey.
Tuesday November 4th
Train pulled into Sidi ??? at 3.30PM. Lorries meeting us, bringing us back to camp. Messed and then to bed. Enemy planes over during night – few bombs dropped on drome.