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Egypt Protests, Part 2: Community Building  Posted on 02/07/2011
While the world was busy watching the events going on in downtown Cairo, the truth is that most of us here were just sitting at home waiting. We were more worried about the basics. Did we have enough food? Were we safe? Were our families...
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Egypt Protests, Part 1: Communication Blackout  Posted on 02/01/2011
Note to governments worldwide: if you want to freak out every expat living within your borders, turn off all mobile phone networks and cut off all Internet access. Hey, it worked in Egypt and it could for you too.I never knew how much I...
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Egypt School of Driving: Traffic Lanes  Posted on 01/27/2011
Did you ever wonder who decided why lines should be put on the roads? Why are only 3 lanes put on the road when actually 4 lanes of traffic will fit on the road? I mean, seriously, if no one follows the lines why bother putting them on the...
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How to See Luxor in 3 Days  Posted on 01/25/2011
If you come to Egypt to get a taste of history rather than just a place to relax by the sea in the sun, well, you don't want to miss going to Luxor. The good news is that it doesn't take much time to see the main sites of Luxor....
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Confessions of an Expat Mom: Babysitter Woes  Posted on 01/17/2011
I love my son. And as much as I love my son, I keep thinking to myself... it sure would be nice to be able to do ONE thing without him every once in a while.Is that too much to ask?Finding a babysitter in Egypt is difficult. Ask any mom...
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Egypt Essentials: The Bowab  Posted on 01/14/2011
A bowab is neither a thing or a place but rather a person. However, if you live in Egypt long enough, he might just become the most important person you'll meet.The Arabic word "bowab" loosely translates into the English...
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Where to Take Guests to Eat in Cairo  Posted on 01/12/2011
It is the greatest joy to have people visit you when you live abroad. Of course, it can also be stressful and exhausting as well if you don't plan at least a little.And let's face it - food requires planning.There are many places...
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8 Tips for Sightseeing in Egypt with Baby  Posted on 01/10/2011
We went last week to Luxor with my sister. For those of you who don't know what Luxor is, well, it's basically where all the *good* stuff is to see in Egypt.You want well-preserved walls covered in brightly painted hieroglyphs....
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Egypt Essentials: The Pharmacy  Posted on 01/04/2011
All of these items are available in EgyptA pharmacy would be important in any country for obvious reasons. But in Egypt, the average pharmacy is bound to surprise with all kinds of secret items hidden away.I know you think I'm...
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 Comments

  • mito
    mito 18 April 2011 14:09:55

    Hi elissa i'm mohamed shrif i live in egypt and i will be happy if u ask me anything about egypt.
    this is my email: mito_shrif@live.com

  • Lissy loves egypt
    Lissy loves egypt 11 April 2011 11:39:32

    Hello, can you please give me some insight on what it is like to live there? I want to move when I turn 18 for college.

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