Blog Posts - Social/cultural Observations



Destined to Live in the Dark

A power cut in Cairo is a normal experience for the average city dweller, an impending doom that leaves every one in the dark until further notice. It can happen when you’re in the elevator, in... ...continue reading by visiting the blog!
by Londoneya on Jan 21, 2015

Picturing Cairo

I wasn’t planning to return to Cairo so soon after I had decided to leave the city. But here I am on vacation to visit family. Perhaps it was wishful thinking, but I had hoped something to have... ...continue reading by visiting the blog!
by Londoneya on Jan 15, 2015

ASDA Wembley: Preventing a Sexual Assault

Last Wednesday at around 2pm my friend and I were cruising the aisles at ASDA Wembley, a large supermarket chain in the UK part of the Walmart family, when something strange caught our eyes... ...continue reading by visiting the blog!
by Londoneya on Nov 23, 2014

Homeless in London

There are people in developing countries who wouldn’t believe this picture is of a man who is homeless in London, not far from the luxurious area of Mayfair. Images of poverty are usually... ...continue reading by visiting the blog!
by Londoneya on Nov 9, 2014

Observing the Last Hour Before the First Ramadan Sunset

Tonight’s crescent moon is beautiful, isn’t it? Yesterday an hour before sunset I watched traffic slowly disappear as people got ready to break their fasts. I wanted to record the special... ...continue reading by visiting the blog!
by Londoneya on Jun 30, 2014

Why the Clock Goes Back for Ramadan in Egypt

Back and forth, back and forth, like the ticking of a broken clock. In the span of two months, give or take, Egypt will go through three time changes this year, the fourth and last being in... ...continue reading by visiting the blog!
by Londoneya on Jun 28, 2014

How Egyptians Dress for the Summer

On June 4th temperatures in Cairo rose to 45 degrees celsius, making it the hottest day of the year so far. When there’s a heat wave in England it’s perfectly normal to see bare arms and... ...continue reading by visiting the blog!
by Londoneya on Jun 24, 2014


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