I've been a little glued to the news channels for the past few days, watching Cairo with a kind of heartsick fascination. I've rarely visited a city that caught my imagination so utterly, for all that I saw comparatively very little of it. I have an overwhelming memory of the first time I stepped out onto the hotel balcony and saw the traffic streaming, dozens of lanes wide, across the October 6th bridge, and how hypnotic the view became when the sun came down and the lights came on. I could live without seeing the southern temples and tombs again, for all that they were immensely impressive, but I have spent the past two years convinced I would go back to Cairo again.
( stressing about egypt... )