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lindo
brings back memories of my several trips to Egypt and specifically Cairo in the 80s and 90s.  Besides the monuments my favourite experiences were the markets, streets, and just plain hanging out. So much history in that part of the world and so much beauty.  And, that you are there during Eid  - so blessed. Cheers.

posted by Greenfields on December 21, 2007 at 8:09 PM | link to this | reply

~Blessings~

posted by roadscross on December 21, 2007 at 7:15 PM | link to this | reply

lindo

Fascinating! You do manage to convey a sense of the place! And I concur with Pat! I've never been to Cairo, and I don't know I'll ever make it, but if I do, I won't be staying at the Hyatt...

And I do hope you'll have pictures for us...

posted by Nautikos on December 21, 2007 at 7:00 AM | link to this | reply

How wonderful to know he is home, Egypt is a most mystical and intriguing country. I adore the storied history>>>>sam

posted by sam444 on December 21, 2007 at 5:45 AM | link to this | reply

Nearly forgot my first point. Your grandfather, the poet.
How wonderful for you to have his wisdom and his perspective to ground you in the whirlpool of politics today. He may have been physically blind, but he clearly had a vision to share. Thank you for this blog. :)pat

posted by Pat_B on December 21, 2007 at 5:14 AM | link to this | reply

Lovely descriptions. I hope you got photos.
Love the phrase "culturally scrubbed resorts."  It's so apt -- happens everywhere.  So many Americans take a plane and go 2,000 miles to visit a city with freeways like the one they left behind, eat at a chain restaurant like the one near their house, shop at a mall with all the same stores. We're being homogenized.

posted by Pat_B on December 21, 2007 at 5:10 AM | link to this | reply

Really enlightening for me

posted by Kayzzaman on December 21, 2007 at 4:11 AM | link to this | reply

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