One of the most amazing, scary and life changing experiences of my life was being present during the Egyptian uprisings in 2011. One of the most poignant stories happened on the first day, January 25th and this post was written to explain the events that led me to hiding out in a building all night long!
As I now blog about travel the post has been moved to the travel site as it’s content, I feel, is more appropriate there. Still I would love if you would go and read it in full and drop me a comment or two!
The full post can be found here “How I Ended Up Back In School On The First Day Of The Egyptian Revolution“ and below is a teaser to entice you to go and read it. All comments from the original posting have been left below.
For 18 days in early 2011 the world watched from far away as the common Egyptian fought against the repressive system in the hopes of creating a brighter, freer Egypt.
I had been living in Egypt prior to this for about a year and a half. We always “joked” that the country needed a revolution and although we laughed it was actually a real desire any compassionate person wanted. The common Egyptian didn’t live, they survived.
When rumours that a large protest against the repressive government were being planned for January 25th 2011, we all believed it would be a day of active protest until the police violently broke it up and then everyone would go home and life would continue as it did before. Us foreigners and the rich 1% of Egyptians would continue lives of comfort. The majority of the 90-or-so-million people would continue struggling with day to day life.ADVERTISMENT: CONTENT CONTINUED BELOW
I want to talk about that day and the crazy journey I experienced. The beginning of a forever changed Egypt and a forever changed me.
So check out the post in full here at Everyday Nomad.
Thanks a million.