Category: Rebecca J. Romsdahl

Egyptian Reflections: Generous Hearts and Uncertainty 

Generous Hearts and Uncertainty* Rebecca J. Romsdahl This is the fourth of four essays reflecting on Egypt. Please also read the introduction to see how they are all linked. Enjoy! During our dahabiya (sailboat) tour on the Nile River, our travel companions commented one day that they felt guilty about the amount

Egyptian Reflections: The Nile is Life

The Nile is Life* Rebecca J. Romsdahl This is the third of four essays reflecting on Egypt. Please also read the introduction to see how they are all linked. Enjoy! The Nile River is considered the longest river in the world.  The Nile is formed by the merging of its two major

Egyptian Reflections: Culture of Bribes

Culture of Bribes* Rebecca J. Romsdahl This is the second of four essays reflecting on Egypt. Please also read the introduction to see how they are all linked. Enjoy! Our first day of touring Egypt took us outside Cairo to the historic sites of the oldest pyramids at Dahshur and Saqqara.

Egyptian Reflections: Democracy in Traffic

Democracy in Traffic* Rebecca J. Romsdahl This is the first of four essays reflecting on Egypt. Please also read the introduction to see how they are all linked. Enjoy! After two hours sitting on the runway and ten and a half hours of flight time, our fellow passengers seemed very happy

Egyptian Reflections: An Introduction

Touring the gaps between rich and poor* Rebecca J. Romsdahl On January 25, 2011 the Arab Spring Revolution erupted in Egypt. My partner and I were transfixed by the news reports as demonstrators and police clashed in cities across the country with tear-gas and water canons being used against people

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