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Change of plans

Some friends of ours went to Wadi el Hitan yesterday and filled us in on their visit.  Apparentlly, now is not the moment to go.  Not because of the weather but because of security measures put into effect following terrorist threats. We already put off another trip to Fayoum at Thanksgiving because of scheduled protests.

While our friends didn't feel targeted or unsafe, they were obliged to have a police* escort everywhere they went.  Not exactly a restful way to spend a couple of days, so we are planning to go to Alexandria instead. Been here two years now and have yet to visit that famed delta city. With two young'uns in tow, now might not be the time either, but carpe diem...

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* Since police and military are usually the targets of terrorists here in Egypt, it seems pretty illogical--and even more dangerous, of course--to have them as an escort.

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frigg
Jan. 4th, 2015 05:33 pm (UTC)
Here's to Alexandria being awesome and safe!
asakiyume
Jan. 4th, 2015 06:07 pm (UTC)
There's something Kafka-esque about having police escorts when the police are the targets.

"This area is dangerous, sir. Let me give you this bullseye-pattern shield for your protection. Wear it over your heart."

I hope Alexandria works out.
queenoftheskies
Jan. 4th, 2015 10:36 pm (UTC)
The thought that you could be targeted being in the company of police is quite frightening.

Hope you have fun in Alexandria.
khiemtran
Jan. 5th, 2015 12:28 am (UTC)
Hope you have a great time in Alexandria. I admire the way you're sticking it out...
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