Archive for Category: "egypt"
Life happens with divine timing and if we truly pay attention to all the synchronicities, we shall notice that we are always being guided and supported. As a young child, I had a fascination for travel. Egypt was one of the many places that seemed to call me and intrigue me. I wondered if someday I would be able to visit this sacred land and sure enough, in the divine timing of life, I did
Two years after the Arab Spring, I traveled to Egypt with my partner Rick Steves. Ten days gave us ample opportunity to learn quite a bit about this beautiful and troubled, post-revolution country. Since that trip, the political and social scene in Egypt has changed drastically once more. My friends over there (both men and women) hold tight to their hope for positive outcomes
A friend and I were sitting on a bench outside the citadel in Alexandria, watching the tourists browse overpriced Nefertiti heads. It was an exceptionally hot day. A man stopped to offer us a pamphlet on Islam. A group of young teenagers accosted us for a picture.
When things get tough in other parts of the world, they have bread riots; in Egypt, we are having falafel riots. Not literally, of course.
This time last month I found myself en route to an ancient civilization. A boy compelled me to visit Egypt. I had met him at the end of last summer just before embarking to France and though we stayed in touch, we hadn’t seen each other in four months.