My everyday transportation consists of sweaty and sometimes crowded taxi rides around Cairo; puzzled looks between the non-arabic speaking passengers and the taxi driver, as well as various hand signals trying to show train stations, restaurants and traffic signals, such as right, left and straight. My roommates and I have had unusual conversations in broken […]

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Nasr City: the new neighborhood

During the first days walking along Mustafa el Nahaz, the main avenue parallel to my apartment, I counted around 10 to 20 furniture stores in just four blocks, as well as 15 pharmacies. My roommates and I found these characteristics very peculiar. Thanks to a few established roommates, the new interns and I quickly learned […]

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