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VIEWPOINT: Remembering good friends, good times in Egypt

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Seeing the demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square has reminded me of what the city was like when we lived there in the late '80s.

There were signs of obvious poverty but there was also the unbounded hospitality of the Egyptian people.

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We made lifelong friends. We were always welcomed with cups of hot mint tea in the shops and food, music, good stories and sometimes dancing in people's homes.

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