24 December 2005

In Cairo...

We got through Rafah! At first they stopped us and I'm not sure what exactly got us through but I can tell you there was 2 swedish (EU) policemen, some phonecalls and many questions involved. We made it safely to Cairo and are now staying in a beautiful apartment with some relatives. After a few days we'll continue...

16 comments:

lisoosh said...

Cairo is fun. Enjoy the food!!! And the shopping.
Do they have the same amazing fresh juice stands in Gaza that they have in Egypt?

Umm Jannah said...

Glad your safe. Don't forget pictures Imaan!

Judy said...

I'm so glad you got through Rafah relatively easily. It sounds as if you might be in for a good time in Cairo. I hope so. I hope it gives you that lovely left-my-troubles-behind feeling that you can get when you're travelling and you know you don't have to deal with that backlog of Things To Do. Enjoy...

Anonymous said...

It's strange (I mean really really weird) but your leaving Gaza feels like I'm losing a neighbor....
Tsedek
Israel

Elisabeth said...

I´m so glad you got through! I have been tinking of you and your kids several times today even if I don´t know you IRL.

Laila said...

Yousuf and I will miss you Imaan...must find a new playmate now! Lisoosh-juice stands not really common here as in egypt, don't know why (i think its a great and relaively love cost venture for gaza's unemployed). Maybe I'll start one up, :)

Abu Sinan said...

Roh biSalama.

Nejma said...

I have been thinking so much about you and your children these past days, Imaan. I'm so happy to see that you got through Rafah and are in Cairo now. Enjoy your stay! I've heard the shopping is great. Are you celebrating Eid in Cairo?

Eid mubarak, in advance, wherever you'll celebrate it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you God for keeping my cousin and her children safe... You are in my thoughts.

MomTo5 said...

Thanks for letting us know!
I am thinking of you all,i am back in Syria since two days ago.
Please "eat for me" when you are back in Sweden ;)
/Johanna

nadia said...

Salam imaan,

I came across your blog through our good friend google, and have read through all your entries from the very start of this journal. All I can say is 'wow'. From someone in a very different place in the world right now, your journey has been a very compelling one to read. The sorrows, joys, growth and wisdom that you and your little ones have evidently accrued, have brought up memories of my own.

We all struggle to live as much, and as best, as we can. We all have our battles, seen and unseen by others.

Take care of yourself, and your family. May Allah keep your beautiful children within His Light and Mercy. I pray that they, and all the children of the different continents, grow up to see a better world than we have.

wasalam,
nadia

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

salamu aleikum syster. Subhanallah såg din blogg av en slump. Helt fantastiskt det du gör. ska följa din blogg ihärdigt. Lycka till och må Allah skydda Er.
/hälsningar från 08

Anonymous said...

Allhamdullillah!
Jag har tänkt på dig sååååååå mycket de här senaste dagarna.
Nu återstår bara HEM-resan till Sverige!
Välkommen!
Din vän Milena, som snart åker tillbaka till Gaza....

moryarti said...

Hi Imaan - this is my first visit to your blog. There is something enchanting about your blog. I am overwhelmed.

You are definitely on my daily blog-dose list ..

7amdellah 3ala el salameh and enjoy Cairo

moryarti

Imaan On Ice said...

This is better than the Pulitzer price. Thanks guys!
Love //Imaan

Amatullah said...

Assalaam u alaykum

This is the first time on your blog, i am a south african muslimah, my dad and i will be travelling to cairo insha-Allah on Sunday, want to visit palestine insha-Allah, how do you suggest we go?