Schrattenkalk in Kairo

Cats make for much better photo ops than humans, as they never complain, even after taking a dozen pictures… Below you can see Ramy, Shanda, Natsumi and a Dahab street cat. It was really good to escape the traffic and pollution for a weekend. More pictures, as usual, on Wuala.

PS: Sorry for the recent lack of updates.


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What a week. The week end – i.e. Friday and Saturday – was directly followed by Coptic Easter (the Christians here work with the Coptic calendar which is synchronous to the Julean calendar). Monday we celebrated Sham El Nessim, a celebration for the arrival of spring which dates back as far as 2700 BC. Tuesday and Wednesday were normal working days, but many people made a bridge (can you say that in English?). Thursday was the First of May of course and Friday and Saturday were again week end. Tomorrow we will finally celebrate the Pharaoh’s birthday. Old man Mubarak is going to be 80. Calls for a national strike and demonstrations have been made, but I do not expect much. The last strike basically did not happen and therefore there is no reason to expect more commotion this time.

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