By Halle Eavelyn Things look bad in Egypt. From the outside, especially from the distant thousands of miles of our proximity in the United States, it looks as though the government is so destabilized it might topple. In other words, stay away. But how realistic is this?
On our current tour of Egypt, some members of our group asked for home-baked cookies. We were sailing up the Nile aboard a private cruise ship, the Afandina, so I asked our chef to take care of it. Since individual requests happen often (everything from raw food to vegetarian meals to a personalized birthday cake) […]
By Halle Eavelyn It’s noon on my first day in Cairo, and we are visiting Tahrir Square, heart of the recent revolution and home to most of the current uprising. Egypt‘s new President, Mohamed Morsi, has decreed that whatever laws he makes cannot be overturned in court, and, after repeatedly warning him they would do so, […]
Once again, Egypt has been in recent news; this time for an attack in the Sinai that has absolutely nothing to do with tourism, but is reported as yet another reason for tourists to stay home. The recent kidnapping of an American minister and two other tourists by Bedouin intent on gaining prison release of […]
By Halle Eavelyn My subject line is a little adamant, I know. Perhaps a little militant, which is ironic since it’s mostly the Egyptian military causing so much of the unrest in Egypt that has been widely reported here in the US. The problem is that the microcosm we call Tahrir Square has been focused […]