There are some really talented, vibrant and hard working young people in Cairo. If you are ever caught up in the midst of them you will feel drunk on their energy and disorientated by their dreams and passions. They are like a swarm of bees, loud, confident, everywhere, doing so much at once. If opportunity [...]
I recently went as part of a convoy to a place called Beni Suef where I witnessed some of the poorest people and worst living conditions I’d ever seen. Even though we went there to feed and clothe people, I think we got more from it than they did. The generosity, humility and dignity that some of them showed will stay with me for a long time.
I pass by Said Ayisha every morning on the way to work. There is a little girl who sells small packs of tissue. Her name is Heba. She’s only about 6 years old. She doesn’t have a price. She takes pretty much anything. I always pay her 5 LE for a packet which is way [...]
The heat is enough to make you wonder if the cold and rain in England really was that bad. I still prefer the heat to the cold, but this is testing. I took my car to a local mechanic today. My wife (I hasten to add that it was not me) had a minor accident [...]