copy Excellent Adventures in Egypt

Enter here to share Joni's adventures living and working in Cairo courtesy of the U.S. Fulbright cultural exchange program. Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and test of our civilization. - Mahatma Ghandi

1/13/2005

Dina, KK and I decided to taxi up to Taba to see what was there. Not much: 2 tine grocers, a city hall and museum that are reportedly never open, one incomplete hotel, one bombed hotel (vacant because there is apparently no money to fix it), one tiny restaurant and a very large force guarding the border crossing. We were the only tourists and the subject of much headshaking and amusement. It was really illuminating to visit this part of Egypt and get a visceral experience of the closeness of the players in this war-torn region: traveling to Israel and Jordan would be like driving to Broomfield (ignoring border regulations that make such travel impossible) with Saudi Arabia lying just across the bay.  Posted by Hello

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