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Egypt Under Fire: 27 Days Ago, I Was There

Friday, February 4th, 2011

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After the slew of posts I wrote detailing the wonders of my travel through Egypt, I vowed to leave that surreal desert land behind me. However, the events currently transpiring there are hitting a little closer to home than I’d like to admit.

It’s all over the news stations, the newspapers, and the internet.  Even here in Japan I have teachers telling me about it constantly.  The current unrest in Cairo isn’t the worst thing that has ever happened in Egypt (history knows there have been far bloodier battles fought there, particularly those against Israel) but it’s most unnerving because ….

I was there.  27 days ago, I was there, in Cairo.