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The Worst Taxi Driver in Cairo  Posted on 03/16/2012
Today I rode very briefly with the worst taxi driver in Cairo. He might also qualify for the worst in the world, and I would not be surprised if he was in fact the world’s worst taxi driver. I am quite sure that he is also a...
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‘Gay’ Egyptians?  Posted on 03/13/2012
After spending a while in Cairo you will hear many Egyptians telling someone, usually on the other end of the telephone, that they are gay. I’ve heard it perhaps hundreds of times. Sometimes the person even says it many times in a...
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The Blind Irish-Canadian Muslim’s Humour  Posted on 01/12/2012
In 2010 Abdul-Malik Clare (known also as Abu Hafsah) visited Melbourne as part of some activities he was invited for in Australia.  What makes Abdul-Malik different to most other orators on Islam is that he is blind, something...
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Back in Melbourne, for a short while..  Posted on 12/12/2011
I am back home. Back in Melbourne, back to family and friends, back to my own bed and back to everything I have missed. For one month. Yep, I will only be here for a month and then I am heading off again for some more travels before...
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A Teary Farewell to Cairo  Posted on 11/21/2011
Saying goodbye is always emotional.. However I did not realise that I would be crying this much when saying goodbye to Cairo. Of course I am not that sentimental, but some things really do have an uncanny ability to bring you to tears. In...
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A Pythonesque Moment at Hajj  Posted on 11/19/2011
One of the funnier moments at Hajj this year was when I saw a friend with a bottle full of pebbles during the days of the jamarat (stoning of the pillars as seen in the above picture). I asked him why he had collected so many when he only...
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I am back :)  Posted on 11/14/2011
So I have not been posting on here for a while, but with good reason I have been away performing the Hajj (pilgrimage) and have been tied up with a few work-related matters. Right now I am still in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and I will be...
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The Tale of the Cat who Could See  Posted on 10/14/2011
The Cats were one of the groups in the Animal Kingdom, they used to rule over most of the animals of the lands and the stories of their great ancestors were passed down through each generation. They recalled the heroic Lions of the Cat...
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A Muslim Political Spectrum?  Posted on 09/17/2011
Are there left-wing Muslims? Is there a such thing as an ‘Islamic Right’? I’ve been hearing these terms used frequently but with no consistency or agreed upon meanings. Recently someone mentioned in their conversation...
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  • khaldon
    khaldon 25 August 2012 14:51:19

    Salaam alikoom welcome brother
    Hope you a good stay in Egypt and i hope to see you here and be your friend if you want any thing
    I will be very happy to serve you

  • ahmad 18 August 2012 00:50:54

    well , i do not know what you are working
    but i was looking for a business partner
    we can help each other to export clothes

  • BellaRosa
    BellaRosa 14 March 2012 11:48:04

    wellcome in Egypt

  • Dooba
    Dooba 23 November 2011 02:39:17

    Salam, hope you have been able to fit in.

    Would love to know your experiences, as I am about to come to Egypt with my wife to start a new life in December this year.

    I too am from Melbourne (Werribee) and been in Australia all my life.


  • samo666 29 October 2011 18:15:00

    G'Day mate Assalam alaikum Bro. just don't mix up between yarra river and nile river :)

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