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The Great Sphinx

The Sphinx has the face of a man and the body of a lion.  It stands 240 feet long and 66 feet high.  It is carved out of limestone, but so much is unknown. Between its paws is a 15th-century … Continue reading

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Pyramids

Two million stone blocks stacked on top of each other.  The GREAT Pyramid is also known as  the Pyramid of  Pharaoh Khufu.  Of the Seven Wonders of the World, this is the oldest and the most intact. By most estimates, … Continue reading

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Night on the Nile

  The Nile is the world’s longest river. It runs 4,000 miles from Middle Africa all the way to the Mediterranean.   It flows through the heart of Cairo.  The oddity of the Nile is that it flows from the mountains … Continue reading

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Government Run Media

CAIRO, July 7, 2010 Training at Al-Ahram, Egypt’s leading newspaper Al-AHram, the government owned newspaper, widest circulation in Egypt Al-Ahram, (which means The Pyramids) was founded in 1875 and is the country’s largest newspaper by far. It is also, with … Continue reading

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Not So Nice

Sure as heck, I wrote last night on this blog about how nice people are here in Egypt. As I was writing, a bus driver outside Cairo was whipping out an automatic rifle and gunning down passengers for no apparent … Continue reading

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Old Cairo

There is simply no way to objectively describe the traffic of Cairo.  The horn honking is non-stop and ever present and seemingly without any logic. I have asked my drivers why they honk their horns and most can’t say, exactly.  … Continue reading

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Luck and Fate

Good luck and good fortune placed me in the right place at the right time to be selected to come to Cairo to teach at the Egyptian Supreme Press Council. Thanks to the dedication of the people at USAID, the … Continue reading

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