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Old 19th January 2012, 04:11 PM
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Well, I am moping today in the horrible rainy weather, after being back from beautiful, sunny and artificial Dubai - to this dump called Alexandria. I have another 4 months here.... my residence expires end of June, but my Uni finishes end of May sometime and I am out of here as soon as. It feels like I have to be here for another 4 years!

How long is everyone else here for?

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Lol don't ask me as I keep leaving and coming back although this time I feel much more settled but I put that down to having bought a house in Spain and now I have a bolt hole to run to if needed.

I always find the first 3 months the hardest when I come back which I put down to feeling homesick but after that I start to think I am on the home straight .. to my holiday lol




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err I actually love living here - its fun / challenging / rewarding / humerus / frustrating

but most of all its NOT boring

Don't see any reason to go back to the UK for the foreseeable future . . . . .

But I am the eternal optimist

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err I actually love living here - its fun / challenging / rewarding / humerus / frustrating

but most of all its NOT boring

Don't see any reason to go back to the UK for the foreseeable future . . . . .

But I am the eternal optimist


You are here with your family plus you are not a women living alone but I can see the appeal for you.




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I agree with Lanason, I love living here. I am here until the end unless we feel its too dangerous for our children to stay. After living in Sharm I would have to say I disagree with ArabianNights comments about Alexandria being a dump. Every place has its good points and beautiful places, you just have to appreciate each place for what it is or has. Some people, if they never wanted to be here in the first place will always look at the country with a negative view.
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I agree with Lanason, I love living here. I am here until the end unless we feel its too dangerous for our children to stay. After living in Sharm I would have to say I disagree with ArabianNights comments about Alexandria being a dump. Every place has its good points and beautiful places, you just have to appreciate each place for what it is or has. Some people, if they never wanted to be here in the first place will always look at the country with a negative view.


I was so desperate to live here.. the adventure and mystery seemed to be so very enticing.. the very first time I arrived in Cairo it was raining.. says it all really lol




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+/- 10 months and counting...

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I love Egypt as weird suits me, family or not I am here to stay if they have enough or feel it is not safe I told them they are not chained here..

I intend to live here for life I have no intention of even stepping foot outside Egypt my only regret was not making the move sooner.

My mother is moving over as well but leaving her boyfriend behind I am sure she will find a new one

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Having the family here is great - kids school amazing, also the social scene at school is good.

Now i have my set of golf clubs, I may even start to get a bit fitter !!!!

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Why did I come here ????

I got a phone call back in 2009 saying "fancy a new job?"

After establishing it was in ........EGYPT ...... the sense of adventure / daring got the better of me.
My Dad said "Do you know what you are doing"
My reply was "Absolutely not" - I had no idea what I was doing. But it seemed like a risk worth taking.
I had NEVER been to the Middle East or Africa (holiday or Business) - we had a weekend interview / reccy - my wife came over as well. The next time I came to Cairo was to start work the next day !!!!

A great adventure and worth a good few minutes conversation with friends at home - they all wanna know what its like. My sister and her husband are coming over for 2 weeks in Feb - will be nice

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