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Cairo, Egypt


Dinner with Scott and Glen

This past weekend, we had dinner with Scott Hibbert and Glen Williams at Abu Sid on Road 7 in Maadi. Ivy at Koshary, a traditional Egyptian rice, lentil and noodle meal, but Maya only had white rice. Here is our picture from Abu Sid:

Glen, Katie, Me, Scott, Ivy and Maya at Abu Sid

Dinner with Sherif and Ahmed



November 14


I went shopping at the Maadi Grand Mall today looking for a stocking cap to wear on the desert campout next weekend. I couldn’t find anything, but got a call from Ahmed Hamdan (Sherif’s prosecutor friend who has studied social theory) and he was going to pick me up from the Muhammad Naguib Metro [...]

My Visit with Mr. Cherif


Dec. 14


I worked at home today, and then met Amani at the Creperie Des Arts restaurant, but instead of a lesson, her driver took us to Mohandaseen so I could meet Mr. Cherif Asmat Abd Al-Maguid, the founder of the Islamic Hotline. This is a service run in conjunction with Al-Azhar University to answer anonymously [...]

Visit With Hassan Awad

Last Thursday, I had a chance to meet with our good friend, Hassan Awad, our regular guide for UHCL’s trips to Egypt. He was in Cairo giving a tour, and had the afternoon off, and we met at the Khan-i-Khalili area for tea. Here is the best Egyptologist in Egypt!

Hassan Awad