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Tea on Turbulent Tahrir

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Cairo – 10,472 miles
The taste of freedom was fresh on our palates as we approached Cairo, and our excitement offset any apprehension we should have felt on approaching this hotbed of political strife. The world’s media was honed in on this city as the crowds expressed their discontent with the current government. The Egyptian people famously ousted their leader…

Any Port in a Storm

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As we pulled our mud-caked vehicle alongside the twilight outline of the Flintstone’s Cave hostel in Goreme, Cappadocia we were greeted by welcoming staff and a few friendly Erasmus students.
“Looks like you’ve had fun, what have you been up to?” one enquired.
It would be a few days before the obscure images of the past 24 hours had cleared…

Ramadan in orasul care nu doarme niciodata/ Ramadan In Testosterone City

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Cairo 19 – 24/07/2012
In ‘Povestea vraciului evreu’ din cele ‘O mie si una de nopti’ (care au fost scrise in Cairo, si nu in Bagdad) apare acest fragment: ‘Cel care nu a vazut Cairo, nu a cunoscut lumea: pamantul ei e de aur, Nilul ei minunat; femeile ei sunt ingeri cu ochi ca taciunele; casele ei sunt palate; iar…

Dahab to Crazy Cairo,Luxor and Aswan

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The drive from Dahab to Cairo was an interesting one. We arrived at the first security check point, only to  be told that the St Katherine monastery  was closed and that we would have to be escorted all the way back from where we had just come from by police convoy. A few other tour buses arrived. Mike,thinking our noble…

Unpredictable Barges Throws Planning Out The Window

The drivers of four camper vans and two trucks with their partners plus me, consuming all the chairs and couches, even some had to stand and listen, crammed through the door of Mr Salah’s office on Saturday morning, listening to the news we all dreaded. 

‘I’m sorry, but the barge isn’t going this week, its still in Wadi Halfa with a bulldozer stuck…