Tagged with Cairo

Al-Azhar Park, Cairo

Al-Azhar Park, Cairo

I have recently started working as an editor at Shermans Travel and when I was assigned an article on serene parks in chaotic cities, my mind went back to the last year and the calm I felt in Cairo’s Al-Azhar park while trying to adapt to the overwhelming city. With the news that is coming … Continue reading

2012: A Year in Nonviolent Dissent

2012: A Year in Nonviolent Dissent

“It gets into your system … the force and power of nonviolence.” The above quotation is taken from a Guernica essay by Eamon Kircher Allen that was published in April this year. In April I had just returned from Egypt and was about to embark on a summer course through the International Center for Nonviolent … Continue reading

Egypt-sick; maybe just travel-sick

Egypt-sick; maybe just travel-sick

They say that the time it takes to get over a relationship is two times the length of the relationship itself. How long, then, to come to terms with the end of travel?  And does three weeks really give you enough to miss a place? My three-week trip ended two weeks ago but I still … Continue reading

Night Train to Cairo

Night Train to Cairo

It is 12 hours into our journey and one of the carriage windows has just shattered. Broken glass falls across two rows of seats like hailstones. Passengers dart to safety and take stock of the scene. A quick gust of wind sends more glass from the broken pane across more seats and a decision is … Continue reading

First: Cairo

First: Cairo

(Writing this while exhausted, sleepy and on a slow connection. It will be brief.) Day Two of my MatadorU/Adventure Center trip to Egypt. I’m still wearing the clothes I was wearing when I left the U.S. If my bag arrives before the end of today, I won’t name the airline that misplaced it. Our group, … Continue reading