Archive for the 'Egypt' Category

Conspiracy theories emerge after internet cables cut

Monday, February 4th, 2008

The Egyptian ministry released a statement saying: “A marine transport committee investigated the traffic of ships in the area, 12 hours before and after the malfunction, where the cables are located to figure out the possibility of being cut by a passing vessel and found out there were no passing ships at that time”. After […]

Egypt’s Loses Internet Connectivity

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

Not 100% mind you, but something like 70% after 2 undersea cables were damaged due to ship anchors. I phoned my Family in Alexandria, Egypt and they tell me that the Internet is so slow it is unusable. I can’t imagine living without broadband let alone without Internet at all.

The problem with Egyptian drivers

Friday, February 17th, 2006

It is a problem I face every day… it makes me mad just thinking about it! It is not something nice to find yourself daydreaming of the various ways that the car in front of you could meet its timely destruction 🙁 I have spent many hours in deep thought, trying to unravel the mysteries […]

Happy New Year (Hijri)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

The Islamic calendar (like the Chinese calendar) is based on lunar cycles (the month starts with the new moon)! To day is the fist day in the new year (1427 AH). The AH stands for After Hijra. The journey the Phrophet made from Makka to Medena in 623 AC! Anyways… may every year bring us […]

Sami Yusuf Comes to Egypt

Saturday, January 28th, 2006

Sami Yusuf will be holding a concert in Alexandria, Egypt on February 12th at Bibliotheca Alexandrina! Tickets cost 20 LE, 40 LE or 60 LE!

broken glass to keep children in or badies out?

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

I was walking to work one day when I noticed something quite strange… In egypt it is common practice in rural areas to put broken glass atop walls to stop theives from climbing over them. It is also common in all areas for older schoolboys to jump over the wall to skip school! AFAIK it […]

Kareem gets his ‘kateb ketab’

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

My friend kareem finally got his ‘katb ketab’ done! I am realy happy for him and his wife Sarah. I wish them all the best and a long happy life with lots of children! Here is a picture of them just before going to the mosque!

Amr Khalid in Alexandria

Sunday, December 25th, 2005

Yesterday was the last day Amr Khalid spent in Alexandria, in a 3 day workshop with the lifemaker teams! They mainly evaluated their efforts in the last year (SWAT analysis) and they talked about concentrating on 3 projects for the next 3 months. (more about this later) It was pretty cool to be able to […]

I love rain

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

It is winter now in Egypt and that means rain!! Some people in other parts of the world get rain all the time so they may not get the importance of rain here in Egypt. We only get rain in winter… imagine that you had to wait year round just to see the wonderous view […]

What people will do for a bit of profit

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

Yesterday was the last day of the underwriting of Egypt Telecom stock for people here in Alexandria. In fact most Stock Brokerage Companies stoped accepting requests Monday. Needless to say that it was crowded, but just how crowded it was may supprise some. Luckily I had my new CX75 phone with me, so I got […]