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Hi I am Maidenscotland.... the name gives a big clue to where I originate from.
I have lived and worked here in Cairo for many years.
I live in El Agouza which means old woman lol and I have an apartment overlooking the Nile which is lovely, the river is really busy in the summer with fellucas sailing back and forth.
I have 2 children both grown, one lives in Spain with her family and the other lives in England with his girlfriend. I have 3 super grandchildren who I don't see often enough but I am working on it. I love reading and dancing, Im good at the reading but the dancing mmm well god loves a trier

So come and say hello

Maiden x
 

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Hi I am Maidenscotland.... the name gives a big clue to where I originate from.
I have lived and worked here in Cairo for many years.
I live in El Agouza which means old woman lol and I have an apartment overlooking the Nile which is lovely, the river is really busy in the summer with fellucas sailing back and forth.
I have 2 children both grown, one lives in Spain with her family and the other lives in England with his girlfriend. I have 3 super grandchildren who I don't see often enough but I am working on it. I love reading and dancing, Im good at the reading but the dancing mmm well god loves a trier

So come and say hello

Maiden x
Hi,
Don't know how, but came across this thread. Seems strange to be posting on the Egyptian forum.:p
We've "met" on the Spanish forum, smth about your daughter and the electricity bill i think?? Did she get it sorted out??
Just wanted to say, I can't imagine living in Cairo, it must be very different to Spain. But I'd love to go over and soak up some history one day.
Love reading, having found the forum to be a positive experience, I've been looking into the possibilty of online reading groups, but haven't found anything that really convinces me. Do you know anything about this?
Pesky Wesky in Spain:)
 

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Ola Pesky or Ahlan wslan fil Misr

The electric bill is being sorted, they are sending her new copies of all her bills, she was a QS in a former life so she will be spot on when she sorts them out lol
I read about 3 books a week, although for some reason I have just slowed down in the last couple of months, we could always ask the big boss if we could do a separate room for a book club, trouble is it has to be a book that I can get hold off lol
Nice to see you here, call again for some chai
 

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Hello. I just came to cairo two weeks ago. I am 22, male, Chinese and lived in California for 10 years. Now i am working in Maadi. It feels so different here, have to adapt to the culture and surrounding. Hope to find some fun places here and meet some new friends. :D
 

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Hello all :D

I am originally from South-West England, now a long term resident of Sharm El Sheikh. I am Mum to a beautiful girl Jasmine, who will soon be two. I work hard, play harder and am always happy to meet new people :) (NOT EGYPTIAN MEN)
 

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Hello all :D

I am originally from South-West England, now a long term resident of Sharm El Sheikh. I am Mum to a beautiful girl Jasmine, who will soon be two. I work hard, play harder and am always happy to meet new people :) (NOT EGYPTIAN MEN)
Had to smile Sam at the NOT EGYPTIAN MEN :) but understand completely
 

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Hello all :D

I am originally from South-West England, now a long term resident of Sharm El Sheikh. I am Mum to a beautiful girl Jasmine, who will soon be two. I work hard, play harder and am always happy to meet new people :) (NOT EGYPTIAN MEN)
GOOD ONE!! and totally understood! :)

I'm from Poland, living and working-hopefully better soon- in Sharm el Sheikh.
No children yet, and no habibi-drama :)
Just trying to change something in my life :) following Mark Twain's quote:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

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love the quote

GOOD ONE!! and totally understood! :)

I'm from Poland, living and working-hopefully better soon- in Sharm el Sheikh.
No children yet, and no habibi-drama :)
Just trying to change something in my life :) following Mark Twain's quote:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

regards
I love Mark Twains quote and think its great ur acting upon it!! I'm from Australia, moved here 2 months ago. I have lived here before but went back to Australia then one year in Dubai now I'm back here again!! I have 3 children...2boys and 2 month baby girl. Would love to meet new people and get out and about!!
 

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Hi I am Maidenscotland.... the name gives a big clue to where I originate from.
I have lived and worked here in Cairo for many years.
I live in El Agouza which means old woman lol and I have an apartment overlooking the Nile which is lovely, the river is really busy in the summer with fellucas sailing back and forth.
I have 2 children both grown, one lives in Spain with her family and the other lives in England with his girlfriend. I have 3 super grandchildren who I don't see often enough but I am working on it. I love reading and dancing, Im good at the reading but the dancing mmm well god loves a trier

So come and say hello

Maiden x

I love the Agouza. When I lived in CAiro before I was living in an apartment in the agouza just behind the circus. So alive there. But I have now grown to love October city . So what has pulled you into life in Cairo?
 

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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!

Best,
Hussein

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.
 

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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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""...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!

Best,
Hussein

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.

:focus:
Continue with the introductions people :D
 

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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.
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 :)
 

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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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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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