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one last time about Cairo’s traffic and air

the related themes of traffic and air quality have intruded my posts about Cairo, cannot really say “inadvertently” because however much they are cliches giving away my recent arrival, ignoring them would be dishonest. So at the risk of boring … Continue reading

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first impressions of Cairo: the Himalayan proportions of it all….

First impressions are important to document. They tell something about the perceiver, they tell something about the perceived, and they are short lasting. If they are not documented they disappear into automatic pilot normality.

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arriving in Cairo on the Nile

Thursday night I landed on Cairo international airport. Expectations always reveal themselves in experience: I was amazed by this facility, huge, modern, no hint of developing country in its finishing. Marjan had described Cairo to me as like Delhi-but-different. Delhi … Continue reading

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