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When in Rome, uh, er, Cairo

June 20, 2014
When in Rome, er, uh, Cairo… Warning: Explicit language and images. When in Rome, or rather Cairo, do as the rest of the world does, and get infatuated with football, a...
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Inauguration #2: June 8, Inauguration Day

June 08, 2014
Hearing that the Corniche, the road along the Nile, is going to be close today due to the inauguration happening thereon at the main courthouse some kilometers away, we d...
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Inauguration

June 07, 2014
On the eve of ex-general Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s inauguration I sit in my flat. The power has failed. It will be out for an hour or so as the blackouts roll through Cairo.
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Sri Lanka #2

April 18, 2014
Galle to Tangalle Friday Hearing it takes forever to get anywhere in Sri Lanka I decide to spend the night in Galle. It doesn’t take long to get there on the new expr...
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Cairo to Colombo

March 29, 2014
Thursday into Friday, School ends and Kris and I catch a cab, not waiting until the next morning to leave town after a long and brutal third term in the middle school. E...
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Booze in Egypt

February 06, 2014
Booze in Egypt The only place to buy real booze in Egypt is at the duty free. Here’s the deal. You have to purchase it within 48 hours of arriving in the country and you...
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Morsi: Day 2

February 01, 2014
Students don’t show for school this morning for the fear of violence on this day, the second day, of Mohamad Morsi’s trial. Turns out this part of the trial is for charge...
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Jan. 24, 2014: Revolution Eve

January 24, 2014
January 24, 2013, 10:00 a.m.: the eve of the revolution. I wake up at 4:30 this morning and post some pictures on the web. As I am falling back to sleep around 6:30, my...
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Saturday Morning, Jan 18

January 18, 2014
Drag myself, winter glum, out onto the still dark and foggy streets of Saturday morning in the early quiet, the only quiet, that grows increasingly loud by the minute as...
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Cairo 2014

January 07, 2014
After a day and a half of travel, which included some anxiety about getting to my flight in Montreal, I am back home in Maadi, having just been dropped off by my friend H...
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