Cairo — Atef was someone I knew from Tahrir, with a comically raspy voice but always friendly and always looking out to make sure people had food, water, or whatever else they needed. He was killed May 2, 2012 by the Army during clashes at a sit-in. Tonight friends of his and others gathered on Mohammed Mahmoud street, next to Tahrir, to enjoy dinner together and commemorate him and others who are no long...
Cairo — Dinner at Soliman Pasha’s with Mr Machereau, former arts teacher at the Gizah school (closed). At 8, to bed in the cangia boat. Eaten by the fleas to inaugurate it.
Cairo — Monday the 28th. Introduction to Mr Le Moyne, General Consul in Cairo - Mr Belin’s sad silver-embroidered garment between those of Mrs Le Moyne and Delaporte. Pompous - Mr Desgoutains, in European fas...
Scouring the Boustan Hacker mall in downtown Cairo. I love finding obscure tech that has no business being here.
I noticed last night's felucca boat had a bottle opener on a chain. Probably for all the foreigners who bring beer on board and forget one.
Natasha's first bath. I am so thankful I brought this little fluff-ball into our lives. She is a joy and makes living in this crazy city a little better.
Monday the 28th. Introduction to Mr Le Moyne, General Consul in Cairo
Cairo. Mosque of Hassan.
Sat inside all day watching al-Jazeera and following news on Twitter. Another awful day.
A Ramadan Iftar on Mohammed Mahmoud st. in memory of Atef el Gawhary, killed in 2012 by the Egyptian Army.
Dinner at Soliman Pasha’s with Mr Machereau, former arts teacher at the Gizah school (closed).
Ceremony of the “Dauseh” = trampling
In Boulac. Nile - cangia [a boat] - sun - vast and quiet yearning.
Entrance into Cairo of the princess, mother-in-law to Abbas Pasha, coming back from a pilgrimage in Mecca.
Saturday. (...) In the evening, old man who comes to us with his long sickle, which he holds by the middle.
Friday. Unsuccessful attempts about the commercial information.
Bazaar of the perfumers.
Tuesday. Christmas day
Monday, we spent the day at the Mokattam, seeing nothing.
Saturday, visit to the tomb of Ibrahim Pasha in the plain between the Mokattam and the Nile
Since monday 17th, it’s been raining.
Coming back from lunch I heard the sour cry of X, who was dying.
Dec. 4th, good day.
After few days we leave the Hotel d’Orient, despite the company of sir Neuville, for the Hotel du Nil,managed by Bouvaret and Brochier.
On place de Roumélié [today’s Salah el din sq.] we saw an entertainer, with a boy about 6 or 7
Visit to the Consul, Mr Delaporte - fair looking man - a new year’s day figure; one cannot walk on the sand of his yard.
Visit to the mosques with La Tour and Sir Malézieux