Egyptian Gymnastics Federation President ‘Bebo’ took some of the foreigners out to Khan el-Khalili (Arabic: خان الخليلي), a major souk in the Islamic district of Cairo.
We sipped mint tea and bubbled shisha at the same table where Putin and Saddam Hussein once sat.
Before I traveled to Egypt in 1994 all I knew about the nation was Naguib Mahfouz‘s novel Midaq Alley (1947) set in an alley in Khan el-Khalili.
Dinner was exactly my style. A tiny side street local joint with paper table cloths and feral cats waiting for leftovers.
First course was rice stuffed pigeon!
I spent quite a few weeks in Toronto this year. Most mornings I’d walk down to Tim Horton’s for coffee and enjoy the sunrise.
A 2017 survey of 1500 people.
- Government corruption
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Gabriel Allon is the main protagonist in Daniel Silva‘s thriller and espionage series that focuses on Israeli intelligence. …
I’ve just finished the final two books in the series to date.
Black Widow is the 16th book. I’m sorry to have to wait for #17 later this year.
In general the books have gotten better and better. Black Widow revolves around ISIS terrorist attacks on western targets.
On the other hand the blatant Pro-Israel bias has become more annoying.
The Allon story has gone on so long that Silva plagiarizes from himself. (Is that a thing?)
He cuts and pastes phrases, sentences and possibly paragraphs from earlier books.
I’ve read all 16 books since Oct 2016.
I bought an older model camcorder (February 2016) because of the price. Around $200.
I want zoom. 57x is more than I’ll ever need.
Photos at 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080).
It’s tiny. I can carry it on my hip. And on the trail.
Canon – VIXIA HF R700
I’m just now debating whether to video in AVCHD 60fps or MP4 60fps?
I want slow motion for Gymnastics.
Or … does it matter if later being uploaded to YouTube anyway?