Wow, that went by quickly.
After a day and a half of lying in bed, never far from the bathroom and a large bottle of water, we recovered from our food poisoning and resumed our traveling. We had a few more days in Cairo, followed by three nights in Athens, three nights on a Greek island (Aegina), and a week in Amman, Jordan. The days were very full, between being tourists and visiting family, so there never seemed to be a spare moment to update the blog. Even my Facebook photos are a solid two weeks behind.
I would like to say more, but at the moment I've been awake and traveling for almost 26 hours (it's like being on call), and the cats get annoyed when I use my hands for typing instead of petting. All I will say for now is that it was an amazing trip; the Middle East is a place unlike any I've ever been before.