Rain & Lessons from Nature

It’s only fair that I speak of the rain that graced Egypt’s dry and sandy terrain, after writing about the sandstorm. There must be an Arab proverb that states, “Don’t worry, where there is a sandstorm, rain will soon follow”, because thankfully supple raindrops fell like stardust from the heavens, purifying the air from the …

Sandstorm Hits Cairo

A little later than expected, the yearly sandstorm finally hit Cairo yesterday. With gale force, winds threatening to rip apart my windows, and visibility poor, I, what some would call bravely, ventured outside to capture what Egyptians call the Khamaseen. It is expected to last for three more days. Below, a man covers his face …