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

4/18/2005

It’s a typical Cairo scene: sunshades for livestock and people on those breathless August nights, satellite dishes to keep in touch with the (Arab) world, and piles of “stuff” that will certainly be useful someday…all covered in the same thick layer of dust you can see in the air. It's khamseen season here, when the winds blow cold from the north carrying tons of sand in their wake. Some mornings are so murky you can hardly see down the block - fortunately, I haven't been yet treated to the full scale sandstorms that are a feature of the khamseen.  Posted by Hello

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At 3:53 AM, Anonymous Sherif said...

Since you mentioned khamaseen, I assume you meant "April" rather than "August" nights. I checked the date of your post and it is in April. Egypt encounters seasonal northern winds that pass over the Mediterranean before encountering the Egyptian coast. These are usually damp and cool. On the other hand, Khamaseen blows from the south during spring time. Hence the hot winds with the heavy load of sand.

 

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