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Old 25th November 2009, 05:20 PM
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Hussein,

I am sorry you find it offensive sadly however as a woman here I have to say no Egyptian men, otherwise I/we get pestered by men wanting to meet up, have coffee, teach me arabic and on and on.
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Dear Maiden.. I definately understand your perspective.. my Mother is American and I do recall the time she spent in Egypt and simmilar frustrations... which is way I said I was "trying" not to take offense.. perhaps there is a more creative way although I do know that men (Egyptian or otherwise) arent the best at picking up subtleness :-)

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Sadly there is no other way tried all the being nice bit to get them to back off being blunt is the only option left open now.
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""...the interests of Commerce and the Arts, as well as of General Education, call for the most earnest co-operation of intelligent culture with industrial pursuits." The Latin motto Mens et Manus-- "mind and hand"--and the two volumes, Science and Art, also reflect the ideal of cooperation between knowledge and practical science"

The above pretty much sums up my thoughts and way of living. The rest are simply semantics (multiple languages, degrees, industries, work titles, etc.).

I enjoy sharing my experiences with others in search of the beauty of the Mediterranean pearl! Anyone is more than welcome to ask for advice on Alexandria, and I will try my best to provide a straight forward answer.

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Hello,

I am half Egyptian, half American, born and raised in the US and currently living in Washington,DC. As my wife, who is full Egyptian but also born and raised in the US, recently had a baby we would like to move to Egypt for a while so our child can learn Arabic, spend time with family and be accustomed with the country. We speak Fluent conversational Arabic but its "broken" as they say and we would also welcome the opportunity to improve our Arabic. We go to Egypt every couple years or so and enjoy the country so much-- especially the amount of outdoor activites available such as diving, hiking, and spending time in the Oasis'. We would love to come and join groups of people who want to futher an outdoorsy culture outside of the expensive clubs (nady).

I work in IT management as the head of IT of a global firm- but sadly they do not have a presence in Egypt. I have posted in the Egypt jobs section for some advice on finding a expat job in Egypt.

Looking forward to participating on these forums and to hopefully join you all in Egypt!

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PS- I am trying very hard not to take offense to all the references of "NO EGYPTIAN MEN" I do understand where this sentiment is coming from, but still find it a bit offensive and dismissive.
Hi Hussein

Good luck with the job hunt. It will be interesting to hear your perspective as an Egyptian returning to Egypt.

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Dear Maiden.. I definately understand your perspective.. my Mother is American and I do recall the time she spent in Egypt and simmilar frustrations... which is way I said I was "trying" not to take offense.. perhaps there is a more creative way although I do know that men (Egyptian or otherwise) arent the best at picking up subtleness :-)
Hi Hussein,

As it was me who originally said "NO EGYPTIAN MEN" then I would like to apologise to you if you have taken offense, but I'm not sorry at all for saying it because I know that me saying openly I am willing to meet new people will just open a can of worms unless otherwise stated. There has been enough troubles, even in this forum, without inviting them to get in touch. And sadly it seems it is moreso Egyptian men than any other as all other forums on this site don't seem to get the hassle like the Egyptian forum. I am not sure why Egyptian men insist to harass women as it is not a myth but a very real problem in this country - both verbal and physical.

Anyway, let's not digress off topic and have this thread closed.


Continue with the introductions people

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The above pretty much sums up my thoughts and way of living. The rest are simply semantics (multiple languages, degrees, industries, work titles, etc.).

I enjoy sharing my experiences with others in search of the beauty of the Mediterranean pearl! Anyone is more than welcome to ask for advice on Alexandria, and I will try my best to provide a straight forward answer.
Sorry - tried to understand this post and it totally lost me.

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Dear Maiden.. I definately understand your perspective.. my Mother is American and I do recall the time she spent in Egypt and simmilar frustrations... which is way I said I was "trying" not to take offense.. perhaps there is a more creative way although I do know that men (Egyptian or otherwise) arent the best at picking up subtleness :-)
Hi Hussein

As an Egyptian living in the USA I expect you are an atypical Egyptian man - and that goes back to another hobby horse of mine. Most people are not racist or colour prejudiced - but we are culturist. We have been brought up or been brought round to the ideas of a culture, and have great difficulty coping with a culture that is so different to our own.

A 'typical' Egyptian man thinks a European woman is open for exploitation and 'gagging for it'. With your experience you know differently - so we, as Western women, need people like you to educate other Egyptian men.

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Sorry - tried to understand this post and it totally lost me.

Must have been the glass of Sav on the ferry on the way home

I get that response a lot .......

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I'm from Holland, I have met my husband in Holland and now we are living 10 years in Hurghada, but when the school starts, I live with the kids also in Cairo, Mohandeseen. We have two boys (21 and 19) and a girl (13). Every two weeks and all the holidays, our daughter and me are going to Hurghada by car, the boys are going with us regularly. Our sons are studying at the MSA in 6th of October, our daughter is going to the Port Said British School on Zamalek. I am driving her to school.

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