Christina Szirmai is a twenty-something third culture kid and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer living and working in Cairo, Egypt. When not teaching 5th grade, she travels, reads, knits, eats, photographs, and explores the world around her.

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  1. Beautiful photo!

  2. Is that Guilin or Yunnan?

    • I honestly can’t remember, could be either.

      • Ah, a common occurrence when one travels extensively.

        An interesting blog. You certainly brought a cool perspective to China. Your experiences and reactions in terms of various aspects of Asian culture is fascinating to read.

        Keep up the Good work.

  3. Juliana

    Hi Christina,
    I found your blog and am really enjoying reading about your experience in Cairo. I am a teacher in Miami, Florida and have been offered a teaching position in Cairo! I would love to talk to you and get more insight of what the city is like and how you have adapted. I have yet to formally accept the offer due to my uncertainties but your blog has been great to read!

    • Hey Juliana,
      I’m glad you like my blog. I’ll email you and we can chat more about specific things.

      • Khristian


        I would love to talk to you about living and teaching in Cairo if you have the time. My husband and I are being offered a contract there for the next school year.

      • Maryam

        Hi Christina!
        I too have been offered a position for the upcoming school year in Cairo! I’ve basically read all your posts- they’re hilarious and insightful! I’d love to pick your brain a bit more if you have the time.

  4. A. A. Sarkiss

    Hi Christina,

    Truly Love Egypt is a new free E-zine specialized in promoting tourism to Egypt. Each monthly issue will cover one town in Egypt.

    June 2014, Issue 1 Nuweiba:

    I would love it if you could promote it on your blog & share it with friends.

    Awaiting your reply.

  5. Hi, I have just come across your blog and I think it is great. I was wondering if you would like to do a guest blog for our own website, we are putting together an “expats living in Egypt” blog series.

    If you would be interested then please contact me on tom@rivermeadglobal.com

  6. Joyce

    Dear Christina,

    My name is Joyce and I work for ExpatFinder.com.
    ExpatFinder.com is a free one stop website for people preparing to move or working and living overseas. We provide a myriad of services for expatriates and we have over 2,000 articles to help and support the people moving around the world and we are now creating an interview section to help the expats with real life experiences!
    We quite enjoy your blog about living in Egypt, it is very interesting and informative. Would it be possible to interview you to further share some of your tips and feature some of your first hand experience as an Expat and your interview will be published on our Expat Interview section as a guide for our expat readers. The questions are mainly about the day to day lifestyle of an expat. If it would be possible, could you also send some photographs that we can use?
    Of course, if you accept, we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.
    The questions are enclosed, feel free to respond freely. You can return the doc with your answers if you accept this invitation.
    Thanks in advance and do let me know if you prefer other means to conduct this interview and we would be happy to accommodate your terms.

    Best regards,

  7. Stacey

    Hello Christina!
    I’ve been offered a placement in Cairo for the next school year. Would love to chat with a teacher Iiving in Cairo.

  8. Hi, I’m an intern for a Leopard Films. We produce a variety of shows for HGTV. I’m finding expatriates for House Hunters International casting. Here’s a message from one of our casting directors!

    Hello! My name is Joe Pinzone and I work on a very popular international travel series that documents adventurous individuals’, couples’ and families’ experiences as they make the decision to move abroad. This series is a great opportunity to tell your story and share more about what you like/dislike about your new home. If you think that you or someone you know could be a fit for the show, or if you’d like to get more information, please contact me at JoePinzone@LeopardUSA.com. Thanks!

  9. Hi Christina

    My name is Joyce, I am a marketing executive at expatfinder.com which is a leading expat information and services website.

    I saw on your blog that you are and expat. I wish to interview you to further share some of your tips. The questions are mainly about the housing, the daily life etc.
    It just takes 5 minutes (or more depending if you have lots to say 🙂
    Of course, if you accept we can add a link to your blog or some of your website. 
    If you are interested to participate at this project, please send me an email at interview@expatfinder.com.

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