Tag Archives: Cairo

3 centimeters

Every time I hear people justifing the increasing sexual harassment phenomenon in Egypt by the way girls and women dress, my blood pressure shoots up the roof, although I suffer from low blood pressure. Veiled friends of mine are just as much harassed as non veiled ones. But, I will not use other people to […]

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From thereon my car window remained closed

It was a lovely mid June afternoon, the sun was setting, a beautiful breeze in the air. I was in my car with a female friend of mine, stuck in traffic in Roxy area. We were chatting and laughing, careless about time and traffic. Adding to our amazing car ride was the good music playing […]

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Lunar Eclipse

Lunar eclipse, 15. June 2011, Cairo, Egypt

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Moon over Cairo

On Saturday 19.Mar.2011, the moon was closest to earth since Mar.1993; scientists estimate it appeared 14% bigger and 30% brighter at its peak. Here are some shots of the moon around midnight in Cairo, Egypt:

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To shoot or not to shoot

I knew the overthrown regime was ruthless and brutal, but if the following is true, then I have no words to describe so much evil. It is beyond my comprehension to digest this lack of humanity. Robert Fisk in his article ‘As Mubarak clings on… What now for Egypt?’, published in The Independent on Friday, […]

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I want no leader

The government keeps bringing forth the notion of having no one to talk to on our behalf. I do not want anyone to negotiate on my behalf. I have no leader and want no leader. This revolution might have been ignited by a few, but their anonymity is key to its success. January25 is a […]

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Observing Egyptian Pedestrian Crossing Patterns

1. The Suicidal Street Crossers: They tend to walk very slowly, looking in the opposite direction of traffic. No matter how loud you hoop or how much you flicker your light, they do not acknowledge your presence. 2. The Scare Tactics: Usually consists of the younger generation, mostly early teens and male. They wait for your car […]

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