05 mars 2011

I've got soul but I'm not a soldier...

Hello everyone This one should be quite long, as I have not written for a while and a lot has happened since my last post, as you may have heard on the news – unless you were hibernating or you are just plain sh*t. Everything started on Tuesday 25 January. While the first protests were occurring in the streets of Cairo, my flatmate (Isabelle)’s family turned up, as they were meant to come and visit for a couple of weeks. You’re probably thinking “what a crap time for a holiday in Egypt” but they had planned it back in September and... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2010

If we took a holiday...

I’ve just come back from fantastic holidays in the Western desert, between Egypt and Libya. Marie, Marie-Christine, Mario and I started with El Alamein – where the Second World War famous battle took place. All the cemeteries and battle remains are quite depressing there but the Mediterranean seaside is gorgeous and you feel like you’re in some Caribbean island. Just for info, our guide told us that, to this day, Great Britain and Germany still refuse to pay for the mine clearance programme, which means a shocking 17 million landmines... [Lire la suite]
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31 août 2010

Without you I'm nothing...

Ok, today I was on a mission - yes, another one! I really wanted to clean my flat in order to settle in properly and really feel at home. I went to the local market and bought lots of cleaning products. By twelve, there I was, scrubbing and washing. I even did my very first laundry - with my beautiful 1975 washing machine, which, by the way, shakes a lot! Nowadays, it wouldn't pass the health and safety tests, for sure. Anyway, the amazing thing was that my clothes were dry after only an hour hanging outside my window... Wow, compared... [Lire la suite]
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27 août 2010

And I would run away...

Today I woke up with an urge to go to the loo and thought "Shit! - (what an unfortunate thing to say!) - I've been here for 36h and already have the runs... Great!" I checked online and I didn't seem to have the symptoms of the "turista", but I wasn't impressed... Ok, maybe I shouldn't have drunk from the bathroom tap, maybe I shouldn't have eaten roasted seeds from a street stall, maybe I shouldn't have slept with a stranger from the local joint... Ok, the last bit is a lie! Anyway, I spent the morning juggling... [Lire la suite]
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