I’m back in Cairo! Over the course of the past couple of weeks, I traveled to London, Marrakesh and Essaouira in Morocco, and Alexandria, in Egypt. Each stop was an experience in itself, and I have hundreds of pictures to prove it! School doesn’t start for me until January 30th, so hopefully I’ll have time to finish blogs about all of these adventures before then.
In other news, as of right now, I’m kind of stuck in my flat. If you haven’t heard, Egypt has been overtaken by riots, inspired by the recent unrest in Tunisia. A couple of my classmates have chosen to venture into the heart of the action in Tahrir Square, but I’m perfectly happy sitting inside watching events unfold on the news. No tear gas or water cannons for me! Unfortunately, Tahrir square is the city center of Cairo, and includes main metro stops, the old AUC campus, bus stops to the AUC new campus, and food. Hopefully, things will die down within the next couple of days, and I’ll be able to venture out into the world again soon. Until then, here are a few articles on today’s events:
From BBC World:
From Al-Masry Al-Youm, a.k.a. “Egypt Today”: