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The Boys are Back in Town…الولاد راجعين القرية

At mid-afternoon when descending onto the Sidi Gaber platform from the sixth car of the Spanish train from Cairo to Alexandria, the first feeling registered is that of the wind. Instead the hot, stifling Cairene air laden with pollutants and dust, a cool southbound breeze bearing wisps of salt brushes threw hair, down the back necks and vanishes in an instant leaving behind tears glistening at the corners of the eye’s of a normally stoic student as he embarks on a trip down memory lane. Keep Reading