Looking from a different angle

Cathy Costain is living in Egypt for 25 years. She is native English, married to an Egyptian man with whom she has 3 kids. She is holding an Egyptian passport and is allowed to vote! But if something happens in the heat of the moment … she feels English and she is seen English. This is where our interview abruptly ends – smart card was full;-(

Sorry for that – especially to Cathy – because she was really in her element …

She gives us some wonderful very personal insights on how Egypt/Cairo has changed in the past 25 years. And she describes the first days of the revolution – when she was back home in England and her family was in Egypt – out of reach because phonelines and internet were cut off. She was fighting to get in there while everybody else was trying to get out. When she finally arrived she felt strange …

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