Traveling to Cairo and Gaza

Departure time is approaching.  The government of Canada’s travel pages (voyage.gc.ca) tell us to ‘avoid unessential travel’ to Egypt, and absolutely ‘avoid all travel’ to Gaza. Is our travel unessential?

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After a messy and expensive rebooking due to Antoine being sick and being misdiagnosed for having pneumonia (was not true), we finally arrive a couple of days late in Cairo. Here is the story of our voyage in chronologically orders links to blog entries.

October 17 & 18:  The story of our day at the pyramids, our travel to Rafah, and the crossing into Gaza: ‘We are in Gaza!’

October 18:  Our arrival

October 19,  second day in Gaza:  ‘Khan Younis’

October 20,  third day in Gaza:

At the University; and the Estelle

Pre-occupation

October 21,  fourth day in Gaza:

‘Sister Power. Visiting the families of Palestinian prisoners

October 22, fifth day in Gaza:

Fishermen arrested

On the street – enfin

The concert

Divide and destroy

Restiamo umani

October 23-27:

Black outs and generators

Eid al-adhar among missiles strikes

Maya and Hani, and their pharmacy 

A visit to a friend’s place

The al Quds hospital

Honey from Gaza. A case in point of Palestinian resilience

Umm Ahmed

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