Ten months in and with two to go in Cairo, I’ve created an album of my best photos from this entire journey, including some from a protest you haven’t seen yet. The link to that gallery is above, but also here. Let me know what you think!  

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Quick Recap

On April 6, 2013 By

I haven’t posted too much about my recent doings in Egypt so I wanted to catch everyone up briefly. I’ve spent much of the last couple weeks working on an application for a $10,000 fellowship to train 20 beekeepers in Jordan. I was able to finish that and send it in yesterday evening and should hear back [...]

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Current Events

On March 31, 2013 By

The following is my response to this link, which a good friend posted to my facebook wall. My response is a decent overview of current events while I wait for a little more free time to write the post I’d like to here. http://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/2013/03/31/No-benefit-for-Egypt-after-TV-hosts-arrest-warrant.html     The thing that’s funny about this situation is, actually, [...]

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Worth the read

On March 27, 2013 By


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The protests are a funny sort of thing. You would imagine that protests, especially Egyptian ones, would be conducted without any rhyme or reason. That’s largely true. But if you spend enough time at them you begin to be able to discern the ebb and flow of the tide of anger – not just in [...]

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New pictures are up

On March 13, 2013 By

Still working my way through the week, so no post yet. However, about 200 pictures from the weekend are live on my Flickr. You can get to them by clicking the images on the top right of this page, or the little Flickr  icon.

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I met an English guy named Max at the protest downtown today. I gave him the link to the blog so hopefully we can share what we got tonight. My facebook is here. Send me a request! My email is ravissantreis@gmail.com – anyone who reads this can send me a message at any time.

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Today was Egypt’s “Saturday of Punishment”, whether that was the official name or not, graffiti artists tagged every metro station, train car (inside and out), and nearly everything else, with the translated slogan “9/3 Punishment” and Egypt has been preparing all week. The log post about the events will come later because it’s 2am and [...]

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