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February 2015

A Brush with the Pox — By Jennifer Shipp
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A Brush with the Pox — By Jennifer Shipp

One day in Egypt, Lydian and I went out to find bottled water in Nazlet al Samaam. After we got a big box of bottles, we walked back to the opaque metal gate of our apartment complex, but the gate was locked. We walked around to a different gate and yelled over the stone wall to see if someone could hear us. Suddenly, the big metal gate opened up. Whew! What a relief! A girl living inside our apartment ...
Good Advice from the Inside: Douz, Tunisia — By Jennifer Shipp
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Good Advice from the Inside: Douz, Tunisia — By Jennifer Shipp

As we live out our final days here in Tunisia, I am researching Egypt for signs of safety problems. Analyzing the information is a complex process. One of our Arabic language instructors told me two weeks ago that “Cairo is safe, but just don’t go out on Fridays when the protests are happening.” John read that our vacation rental happens to be located near a popular protest spot in Giza so I'm not sure if ...
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