Adventures in Egyptian Ikea

If you’re going to go to Ikea, pick a time¬†when it’s not busy. In Egypt (and most of the Middle East, I assume), that time is Friday mid-morning, before prayer. Friday is the holy day here, and is celebrated by Christians and Muslims alike. Most people sleep in leaving the streets bare and ghost town […]

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Winter Weather in Cairo

It’s 55 degrees Fahrenheit and I’m cold. For someone that survived two winters in Mongolia, one of them a zud, this is absolutely ridiculous. But there’s nothing I can do to change how I feel, and I feel cold. My Peace Corps Medical Officer (PCMO) once said “There is no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing,” […]

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