Mon jardin When I think of the most beautiful place I have ever lived in, hands down, it has to be the simple chalet in Montazah by Cleopatra beach. When I lived there -- it no longer exists -- in the summers as a teen in the mid 60s, with my mother and brothers, the palace … Continue reading Mon jardin

Is it still New Year’s Eve in Gouna?

  That Egyptians are a loud people is well-known. There are many theories about this that you can find on the Internet. Here is a typical summary explanation. My uncle says it is a social domination thing, the concept being: Take them (ie, win) by sound, which is a literal translation of the Arabic phrase: … Continue reading Is it still New Year’s Eve in Gouna?