19 juin 2011

Les sirènes du port d'Alexandrie...

  In my desperate attempt to see everything I can in Egypt before I f*** off for good – oh yes, I can’t wait! – Marie-Eve, Mario and I went to Alexandria last weekend, as none of us had ever been there and it’s meant to be a cool Egyptian city... Well at least, it’s got history. Anyway, what was meant to be a lovely day trip ended up being a nightmare! We first turned up at Cairo train station at eight o’clock that sunny Friday morning to buy tickets for the nine o’clock train, as many colleagues had told us we didn’t need to... [Lire la suite]
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13 septembre 2010

Sweet dreams are made of this...

Last weekend has been quite nice: on Friday, Marie-Eve, Mario and I went to a hotel for a bit of sunbathing around a pool. Oh yes, you might wonder why the hell we went to a hotel for this... Well, just because in Cairo, there’s no such thing as a local swimming pool. You either have to join a gym - which I’ll probably end up doing once I get my first salary; I actually saw one near my flat with a rooftop swimming pool, how cool is that?! - or you just have  to go to a hotel and pay a fee if you want to bathe around and get a... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 2010

First I was afraid, I was petrified...

Today, I was on a mission, or rather the school sent me on a mission: finding a flat! (What?! I've litterally just turned up in this country!). In order to help me out, they provided me with a lovely guy (Mahmoud) whose job remains a bit obscure... Are you just a guy helping people to find places to live?! Surely part of my rent will end up in your pocket, you gigolo! Anyway, I viewed 12 flats. Key words: big... err... big... and... big! I swear, Cairo is not single-friendly! All the flats have minimum 2 bedrooms and a living room... [Lire la suite]
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