Saturday, April 26, 2014

Ana huna at darb 1718

Just some pics from tonight.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Adidas talat harb

Everest hotel

Memories for language exchangers

فندق اڤرست

Thursday, April 24, 2014

L'etang de mounira

L'étang de 1802 est revenu parmi nous.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Today, I set I new record, from 1 to 4 passengers "gotten" while riding at the front side door or the microbus and waving and yelling our destination to people waiting to get the bus. The bus driver was confused. I was mildly pleased.

Chicago this summer?

WOuldn't it be funny if, after living in Cairo for three year, I went back to Chicago this summer and got shot?

Monday, April 21, 2014


Easter in dokki. A quiet day off, no traffic, like on Fridays.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Lufthansa bike

Blue bus

Today's novelty was a brand new CTA bus... colored blue instead of red

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SnapShot: tchipsee grave

Disproportionate amount of empty chip bags here. A school must be close by.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

SnapShot: Urban fail

A building in dokki by misaha and pyramiza. A wall at least ten stories high with not a single window. would it have killed them to let a little light in?
Or is this the perfect place for a rock climbing wall?

Monday, April 7, 2014

Dashboard weirdness

This is bizarre because it is so common to see a copy of the Quran on dashboards, not technical refrigeration and air conditioning German-Arabic-English dictionaries! Someone's got their priorities straight!

Yemeni breakfast

Yum yum, not a bad way to start the gastronomical day, with Yemeni omelet and beans.

memories of studying for the GRE

This is the cafe -cilantro in misaha square where I spent a long time studying for the GRE. Back in 2011.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Day walk from Dokki to Mounira

Calle 13 really puts Cairo streets in perspective.

Crates of new sidewalk pavements. From "Arab Contractors".  

They were breaking up this sidewalk in order to instal the new tiles. It was really quite fine, no need to destroy them all. 

Lights were on all over the bridge. At first I thought it was just poor management, but then... was actually because someone was fixing them!
At night this bridge is just a huge party, and it looks really good with the lights and the flags. 

Ugly imposing USA embassy, right in the middle of downtown.

Some art center in GC off of Qasr al-Einy

Poor man digging through the garbage bins. Broken sewer systems. Mounira

And the evening ended around 11 with Yemeni. Mashuiyat, farakh mandi, etc... Great end of the evening :-) with good food, new names, and adopted cats...