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Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Situation in Egypt

Please note that I am not discussing the political situation, others do that far better than me, just practicalities.

I am using my Facebook Page as the place for ongoing updates relevant to expats here.

OldbagofCairo Facebook page

Not sure if you can read it if you are not on Facebook.

Just for the record, I am still here on the outskirts of Cairo and have not experienced any personal danger.  Many stories are doing the rounds, and it's hard to know what is true and what is not.

The situation is also very different in different areas.

At present, myself and the foreigners I know are keeping our heads down for another week, sticking to our immediate localities or if we need to travel, going about with an Egyptian companion.

Feedback I am receiving is that it is ok generally, but foreigners should avoid the Tahrir/DownTown areas and also village areas (around Cairo). Friends in Sharm and El Gouna report that it is ok there.  I only have a couple of reports from Alex, but assume similar to Cairo.

Animals are suffering a great deal in this situation and my friend One Fleeting Glimpse has done a blog article about it here:

Emergency Appeal for Funds

and this is a newspaper article on the effects on the horses (and their families) near the Pyramids:
Al Masry Al Youm - Animals at the Pyramids


Sarah said...

Hi Old Bag of Cairo,

I'm a journalist and wrote a story about this, along with a follow up story that can be found at

I also have a comprehensive website for pet related matters in Cairo.

Oldbag of Cairo said...

Sarah's website is - she made a typo in the comment.

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