This is an account of my three, memorable years living in Egypt during the early 1980’s. Containing numerous personal photos, including many street scenes of life in old Cairo, it covers the rewards and difficulties, the complexities and thrills of daily life such as shopping, entertainment and recreation.
Touching on several events that take in some Egyptology, I include:
A wonderful tour of oldest boat in the world – the 4600-year-old barque of King Khufu – with Kamel El-Mallakh, the Egyptologist who discovered it; visits to some lesser-known, but wonderful pyramids; an unusual trip to the Valley of the Kings; and captivating visits to the ancient souk – the vibrant and exotic Khan el Khalili. I also cover some of the politics of the day; not least experiencing the assassination of the then president of Egypt.
I hope you will find this an entertaining insight into the fascinating and exciting turmoil of what life could be in Egypt at the time.