Here are my first impressions of the new villa in Gouna, Egypt, that I moved into yesterday. I will be staying here a month, making it a 7-month stay in my first foray overseas as an expat from America. It is quite obvious from the news with each passing day that something increasingly sinister is … Continue reading So far, so good?
Four years ago, I wrote a fragment of a story that was republished in the Arabist. The story was called Tourab Amsheer. Tourab means dust, and amsheer is the Coptic month that coincides with February. Often, there are dust storms during this month, and earlier today I could not see the Eastern Desert mountains from … Continue reading Shutting down
So......... after my rental signing meeting walkout yesterday, I get a call this morning. All my conditions are being met (see Nassabeen post, from earlier). We meet at noon tomorrow to close the deal. Well, unless there are some more fishy screwups tomorrow, I will stay in Gouna till April 14th, go up to Cairo … Continue reading The Plot Thickens