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Amira Pierce recently left Brooklyn and now lives in Cairo, Egypt.
Living abroad means you’re not quite a touristyou have an address, after allbut you’re certainly not a local. What are you? Our writer reports from several recent trips around Egypt, trailed by scantily clad visitors.
Hotel bombings and terrorism aside, it’s the daily alien frustrations and local rituals that put the grit into living abroad. Our writer reports from Cairo on the small infuriations that make her city unique.
What happens when a normally mad city decides to stop eating during daylight hours, stop smoking and drinking and sexing while it’s light out? A report from Cairo, a vibrant city alternately united and crazed by hunger.