Red Sea Newsletter
7th June 2004
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... 10 Types of Expats - What Type Are You?!
The Military Man and his Bedraggled, Rootless Family
- The military man needs a break from life, but
he's not going to get one. He was transferred here
from home, most likely now fulfilling his "hardship
tour," which is required at least once in the
military man's career. His kids were probably ripped
from their last high school and friends; they arrive
friendly but internally guarded. The military man
himself is a little cold, for he knows that in time
he will have to move on. His family, bedraggled
and rootless, frequently feels an emptiness that
makes them desire a home more than anything. The
military man's best friends are his own family,
and you will find them occasionally playing baseball
in the park.
7. The Enduring Wife Figure - She had no particular
desire to come to Egypt. She did not develop a case
of "Egyptomania" like her husband did.
But she loves him, and once promised to follow him
to the ends of the earth, or at least she has no
other alternatives or convincing arguments to stay.
While her husband leaves each day on his "quest,"
the enduring wife figure remains at home, caring
for the children, inventing games out of scrap paper
and broken crayons and chasing the children in circles
at the park. When her husband returns home and relates
his day's journey, she listens cheerfully and pretends
to be interested. In reality she is only interested
in him and the excitement he radiates.
8. The Bridge Builder - By increasing the understanding
between cultures - principally between the Western
and Arab world - the bridge builder will increase
empathy, understanding, and therefore bring about
"world peace." This Bridger would ultimately
like to work for the Foreign Service, to be one
who interprets cultural expressions or actions and
shapes them into articulate signals the embassy
can finally understand. The bridge builder is an
idealist and her greatest desire is that she can
"make the world a better place" through
her ability to empathize and "cross-communicate"
with both cultures. This type burns out fast.
9. The Orientalist - He's been here a good fifteen
years, at least. The Orientalist is no longer surprised
by anything in the culture. He knows most everything,
has been practically everywhere. He speaks and writes
Arabic by now, and so he believes he's earned the
right to voice unsupported generalizations and biting
criticisms. He'll tell you exactly what solutions
are needed to modify troublesome Egyptian behavior.
He may understand the culture, but that doesn't
mean he agrees with any of it, and he tells you
this straight out. His own bluntness fuels his drive
to express himself. He likes to hear himself speak
and give authoritative opinions of the way things
and people are around him. Nod your head, he won't
listen. The most you can do is quietly endure.
The Actual Expatriate - His remains, he has decided,
shall not be repatriated to his godforsaken country,
but shall find their eternal rest in Egyptian soil,
a country that, despite its drawbacks, he has come
to feel is his home. His own country is too commercial,
too materialistic and too fat. The people are culturally
insensitive and globally ignorant, he believes.
His coming to Egypt may not have initially been
with permanent intentions, but something convinced
him that the way of life here was better. He has
found a higher way of life, and in that spiritual
conversion also found a cultural conversion. His
heart is right here, smoking sheesha with his brothers
Ticket Prices to Increase
Legislation approved by the Egyptian parliament
two weeks ago increasing taxes on foreign travel
has sent shock waves through the aviation industry.
The price of flight tickets was already increased
by 15 per cent only two months ago, with the
extra fees supposedly becoming effective from
1st July. Tickets
are expected to be increased from LE150 to LE300
for first class tickets and from LE100 to LE150
for business and economy classes.
government has also approved legislation to
increase departure fees from LE5 to LE50, which
will be also collected by airlines and added
to ticket prices and which will be charged from
Foire aux Livres Français - Du
dimanche 6 au dimanche 13 juin 2004
Tout à 25 LE!
Venez vite à la librairie DIWAN à
Zamalek, découvrir cette opération
unique dans l’année : des
centaines de livres à 25 LE.
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rue du 26 Juillet - Zamalek – Le Caire
: (02) 736-25-78
tous les jours de 9 h à 23 h.
Friday 11th June- 8.00pm
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Natural fabrics such as cotton,
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wear & Sports
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123 2354 or 010 545 9991
Attraction : Coming in August ...
The Bolschoi Junior Master Classes
The Passion of the Christ - This
film tells the story of the last 12 hours
in the life of Jesus on the day of his crucifixion
in Jerusalem. This film's script is based
upon several sources, including the diaries
of St. Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824)
as collected in the book, "The Dolorous
Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ",
"The Mystical City of God" by
St. Mary of Agreda, and the New Testament
books of John, Luke, Mark and Matthew.
Travel with Babies and Small Children
people's option is "just don't do
it"!! However, now that the schools
are finishing and a lot of us are escaping
to cooler climates with our babies and
children in tow, here is a guide to help
your trip go smoothly.
Allow plenty of time at the airport for
check-in and connecting flights. Remember
how much longer it takes to achieve anything
with kids in tow and apply the same formula
to your travel plans!
*Shop around the travel agents and take
your children with you. If the agent can't
wait for you to leave, take his advice
and spend your money elsewhere.
*To help decide whether or not to book
a full child's fare for a toddler, see
how long you can last with him on your
knee in the armchair at home. Then make
*Check that your airline allows you to
pre-book baby basinettes before the day
of travel - not all will - otherwise you
must wait until check-in to see if a basinette
* Smile sweetly and helplessly at everyone
and you may get help and be able to queue
* Forget about style when choosing your
traveling clothes - go for comfort, ease
of wear and plenty of layers that can
be removed if spills happen.
*Consider booking seats apart from one
another if traveling with a partner. This
way, one adult can rest whilst the other
entertains the children
*Take your own baby supplies. The further
from home the plane is, the fewer supplies
there will be.
*Get your departure cards from your travel
agent, if possible, and fill them out
at your leisure at home, instead of in
a mad rush at the airport.
* Always test the temperature of food
heated in the aircraft galley before you
give it to your child. If is often way
*A cabin bag with it's own wheels can
hook over the handles of a baby buggy
to aid in airport ease of movement.
*Get on the plane first and off the plane
last to get a better chance of assistance
from cabin crew.
*Keep track of baby's regular routine
using a dual time clock, and gently adjust
baby's routine as your holiday progresses.
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