Pete’s posts are fantastic accounts of travel, but love this one, so I’d thought I’d share . Take a look you won’t be disappointed 😀

WheatyPete's World

1971, Cairo, Egypt. My Dad was at the time an academic at the university of Surrey and somehow got sent to the university of Cairo. He worked there leaving my mum to look after us three boys. He wrote postcards to each of us and some very lovey-dovey letters on thin blue specialised airmail paper that folded up to make the envelope to my Mum. Whilst there he became aware of the Egyptian government’s drive to control rural population and how it involved enforced sterilisation of women. So he came up with a scheme to initiate work projects so that the women in villages had more to do than sit around all day getting pregnant. Actually, maybe “sitting around” is not quite the expression I need here. No matter. You know what I mean… Apparently it worked and after the pilot projects he was invited back to work for the…

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Part-time Carpentry Assessor. writer, runner, guitarist. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it.
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5 Responses to Egypt

  1. Wow! Thanks, Charlie!

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  3. ilonapulianauskaite says:

    Unusual article, but well written thought, makes sense, have a productive weekend🌈

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