Monthly Archives: March 2011

Who wrote this ?

Just noticed that since David McDonald set up the blog his name appears as the author of all the entries. John Olmsted wrote the titles: Asmaa Says hello, Third blog from Cairo, Waiting for Asmaa, The revolution in Alexandria and … Continue reading

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Asmaa says hello

The look and feel of Cairo Downtown appears as a rotting corpse of noble old buildings built in a riot of styles from pure Islamic Arabesque, to Italianate to spectacular Art Deco and on to the horrible ugliness of the … Continue reading

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I hate CDG

The ugliest airport I have ever seen. More concrete poured to create this monstrosity than for the footing of the Bay Bridge in the middle of San Francisco Harbor. I hereby officially take back every bad thing I have ever said … Continue reading

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Third blog from Cairo

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Third blog from Cairo

Asmaa gets depressed It is often said that a revolution is the easy part. It’s building the new society that is so difficult. This may be especially true here in Egypt. The president was overthrown in 18 days of heroic … Continue reading

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Voting on the referendum, Sunday, March 20

On Sunday we spent time with Ahmed, a young man who was present and particpasted in the Tahrir Square events from the beginning to the end. He is, all in all, a magnificent person fully engaged in titanic events. After … Continue reading

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Waiting for Asmaa

Waiting for Asmaa As I mentioned at the beginning, one part of my inspiration for this trip was the young Egyptian woman Asmaa Mafouz who posted a call to action on Youtube prior to Jan 25th which you can view … Continue reading

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