Posts Tagged ‘Ramadan’

The Pyromania of Cairo—هوس القاهرة الحاري

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Fireworks over the Four Seasons Hotel—ألعاب نارية فوق فندق أربع فصولFireworks over the Four Seasons Hotel—ألعاب نارية فوق فندق أربع فصول

Maybe i’ve just been lucky, but i feel like i’ve seen a lot of pyrotechnics here. (more…)

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Cats in Cairo—قطط في مصر

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

Cats at AUC

 

They are friggin’ everywhere!
At first, we thought that they were actually a different breed of cat because their heads seemed to be a different shape and they were more sleek. Then, we talked to a few people who had adopted local cats off the street and it turns out that they turn into the same lay-about tubsters as American cats when they are given a steady diet. In fact, they get even fatter. We’ve thrown around some theories about this. Maybe it’s because they were raised in an environment of scarcity and so tend to eat too much whenever there is food around. Maybe it’s because it’s hard to find anything but Cat Chow. Who knows. (more…)

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Desperate Housewives

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

You know, there’s all sorts of things that i would never do in the US that a combination of boredom and isolation have driven me to do here. Riding bikes with a bunch of petroleum industry dudes is one. Another is watching Desperate Housewives. I was a bit resistant to the idea of getting a television, but it was cheap and i thought it might be kind of interesting to watch local television. We didn’t get cable or satellite or anything, unlike most people in Cairo with any money to spend.

Satellite Dishes

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Food in Cairo—طعام في القاهرة

Friday, October 19th, 2007

The food here is mostly pretty good. The taamaya (طعمية, what they call falafel here) is excellent. In most places, i’ve found the ful (فول, beans) to be pretty good, but it can be pretty bland in some places. We actually haven’t gone out to eat all that much. (more…)

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