Thursday · June 26 · 2008

- since I arrived from Greece I changed a bit the relation towards Cairo. I cant wear the long skirts and throusers any more - its too hot. So I go out in summer dresses. The problem is that it attracts too much attention on the street.

- lunch at French Institute and coffee in the park / do crochet

- send a mail to Hana and Yordanka to put them in contact about the Iraki refugee child stipend

- sent an email to Aalam cairian friend of Dubravka to get more info about Garbage City. He directed me to his friend Ermin artist who is living in Cairo

- look information about zabbaleen - they are mostly christian coptics imigrated to cairo 50 years ago - dedicated to collect garbage - muslims consider this kind of work dirty and under honour. They recycle 75% of quantity they collect - there is a Recycle Factory in the Garbage City neighborhood where they are living and bringing garbage. There is a biggest Christian Church there Cave Church - good excuse if want to visit the neigbourhood.

- 16h caligraphy lesson

- 18h meet with Albert and Fran on skype to see what they are preparing

- 20h arab lesson - need to confirm

- in the evening I go to greek club - there is gathering because Maya is leaving tomorrow - next to me sits the girl whose name is Nermine - she tells me that my bag looks like zabbaleen - in the course of the conversation we find out that she was the one I woas directed to by Aalam.


- finish terrae collage - upload


< - OUT (daily expences)

Type: Item: Specification: No.: Price:
alimentation greek salad + wine + enterance fee Greek Club 1 50EP
alimentation plat du jour + lemon juice French Institute 1 45EP
fee enterance to the park MUNIRA Park 1 1EP
alimentation water 1 2EP
alimentation pipas boy selling in the park 1 1EP
service caligraphy lesson Essam 1 50EP

+ TOTAL IN: + 1.860EP
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