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on the Egypt forum on November 26, 2014:
Hi, I'm new in Alexandria. I don't know anyone in here, so I would like to know if there is any group of expats in Alexandria, or any place to meet expats.
As far as I know the city, there isn't much to see or do.
So, any help in the matter?
I'm an expat, also very new to Alexandria.
Till now, it seems to me, that there aren't many foreigners living here, only few of them.
Anyways what brings you here?
dortame - Unfortunately I can't tell from your name if you are female or male. In either case though, I don't think this forum is the best place for you to connect with the people you want to connect with. There are NOT that many people on this forum actually living in Egypt now. A better place for you to be is Face Book. If you have a FB account then join REAL CAIRO EXPATS (one suggested group). There are members that don't live in Cairo only. If you are a woman, then there are loads of other groups that I know have members living in Alexandria or at least members that go up to Alex on occasion. Try Women in Egypt, or Expat women in Egypt or CACA. IF you are a woman, one of the 3 might suit you. Good luck. If that doesn't help, find a job in Cairo and move down here.
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i have been searching the net and found hundreds of dissaster stories of british women and egyptian men. im going to start posting on this site as i am at the very beginning of a relationship if you can call it that with an egyptian and i want those interested to see how it pans out and would appreciate sensible comments. i am a muslim woman, born in the uk. i have 2 properties, 3 grown up children, 2 good jobs and a very good life. i have been single for 7 years and had given p hope on finding my soul mate about a year ago. im not stupid, im very down to earth and ive been round the block. im very independent as are my daughters and i am very wary of men from any background as i have had a few bad experiences in the past with men living in the uk. ive been on dating sites but have never felt any chemistry with anyone. i have been to egypt 4 times. twice with my daughters and twice on my own. i love the country, i feel at home there, and the locals think im egyptian and imediately speek arabic to me untill i tell them im english, then they dont believe me. lol. i went to sharm in october 2011, not wanting to meet anyone, i am well aware of the fraudsters in sharm, the good looking young men, charming, out to get my money ect. i wanted a rest. but then i met mahmoud who works at the pool. he told me off for not having my pool card. lol the next day i gave him my pool card and later we had a brief chat. he was very serious, like an old head on young shoulders. he is religouse and always went to pray. he asked if i wasnt doing anything later we could go for a coffee. i took his number but didnt call him, i went shopping instead. the next morning i had flowers on my balcony form mahmoud. he said he waited fr my call, i explained i wasnt looking for a man to go out with. we chatted at points throuout the day, although he wasnt allowed to talk to me too much. in the evening i had no plans so thought what the heck, he seems nice, we get along, hes not immature, so i txted him and we met and went out for a coffee by the sea. ok, here we go...WOW ive never felt chemistry like this before. we talked for hours. hes very religious as i am, we spoke about the differences between the life of a woman in egypt and in england. he has his views and i have mine but the discussion was good and he was wrong and knew it. he was to get married a month before and had set up his flat for his new wife. but the marraige didnt happen as he told me he didnt want to marry her, she was only 18 and wanted to go clubbing and he was not interested in such things.but his father wanted him to marry her. the relationship broke down and the marraige was off. she has since married someone else. for the rest of the time i was there, we spent days and evenings going out together. i never gave him any money, he never asked for money. only one time, i offered to take HIM out for dinner, as i wanted to go to an expensive restaraunt id seen. I ended up paying for half of it and he payed the rest. WE NEVER HAD SEX, and he never stayed the night with me. no sex before marraige ect. we grew more attracted to each other, and the chemistry got stonger. I cant belive it but on the last day i cried when i had to leave, i cried on the plane because i felt id found the man ive been looking for. we are in touch every day. he hasnt asked me for anything but to send him a photo of me by email. i am going back in february. mahmoud has asked me if he can take me to meet his family. i said yes as id like to see where he actualy comes from. sometimes i feel like a right idiod, stupid british woman, who thinks this man feels something for her. dont want to make any mistakes. everything i have is for my children and always will be, but i miss him sooo much and have never felt this for any man , not even my childrens father, that wasnt love. i would not leave my children and go to egypt, i have too much to lose. if he askes for anything or anything changes before i go in feb2012 il will post it on here. thankyou, and sorry for an epic email!!! will keep you posted.
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CasualCairo - thanks for replay ..u right and he try too to find a way ...but i want to know something ..when i check UK Embassy web site for visa price i found one price and when he sent questions about this he got other price ..very high ... i know its not only visa but diferent fees and etc but still seems surprisingly big difference...anyway ...just if u know site with more info about this or some other forums send me pls :) thank you again and have a nice weekend :)
Update me and abdou are still together we have a 5 month old now named alexander.abdou got to America one week before he was born and he was born on my birthday god has blessed us so much and I just wanted to share with you guys. He is working as soon as he got his green card and is now looking for bodybuilding sponsorship to pursue his dreams in that. So don't give up on love it is out there..it just is very rare to find it 7000 miles away and it be real hence that's why this thread is here haha..but it can happen look at us March will be 2 years we r married now :) and I have met a couple others it has happened to along the visa journey..so don't give up just be careful no matter where the man comes from lol have a great day friends
Would anyone have any information where I could learn Islam and Arabic Language classes in El Rehab City, Cairo?
Thank you, Amy
Please PM me if you still need help in learning Arabic at Rehab. That will be from a reputable institute, on-campus, or at home, regular, intensive, or custom.
I am an experienced teacher of Modern Standard and Colloquial Arabic and have been teaching Arabic privately to students for the last 7 years. I am familiar with a range of course books including the Samia Louis series of course books for colloquial Arabic which I know form the core course material used at ILI for courses in Egyptian Arabic. In addition to teaching I write a regular series of Arabic topics in Egyptian Arabic in the BCA magazine. I really enjoy this work: helping foreigners learn Arabic and understand our culture .
In parallel to teaching, I've just graduated at the Open University faculty of "Dar al Ouloum Cairo University-Egypt" licentiate of - The Arabic Language and Islamic studies.
Just let me know if you are interested. Thanks Muhammed
is there anyone here that can provide private tutor for Arabic lesson? I just move here in Maadi for work & I prefer to be a girl teacher. Thanks...
Please PM me if you still need help in learning Arabic at Maadi. That will be from a reputable institute in Maadi, on-campus, or at home, regular, intensive, or custom.
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Am not sure if you succeed to have a language exchange partner or Araibc tutor so i have just tought to share this with you , I am a male from new Cairo , not far from Maaadi and i would like to optimize my english skills and teach you Arabic in return. Please mail me on Mohamed.email@example.com if you are interested. Thanks!
A french pharmaceuticals compagny offers to me a local contract in Cairo and my girlfriend (wife before being in Egypte) will join me to live togther (2 adults). She speaks arabic, english and french.
The company offers 7000 LE / month + the housing, transport from the appartement to the office (and I don't know yet for the life cover insurance and retirement in France or a private one).
How can we live with 7000 LE in Cairo ?
Moreover, I have to choose between Maadi and Heliopolis district. I want to take into account the safety, life quality, and involvement in the social life. As a matter of fact, I would like to discover more than an expatriate district but I want to feel good at my place.
At last, does anyone know how to contribute and how much does cost the retirement in France and Life cover insurance from Egypt ?
Thank you very much,
First: 7000 LE is not, or barely enough.
Living in a good area for expats costs at least 2000 (furnished).
I may be underestimating too, so let's say 2500-3000 EGP/mo. especially after the rocketing raise in fuel prices recently.
Say 1000 EGP for food.
Say 1000 EGP for taxis. (at least EGP 10 for a 3-mile trip)
Say 1000 EGP for cloths, getting out, mobile calls, etc.
This is for one person.
You will get nothing to save then!
- You can save by renting an unfurnished (1500-2000/mo), and use help from your colleagues/co-workers to buy cheap stuff for your apartment.
I am not sure, but mostly your company has to provide you health insurance, by law. Check this with expats.
Maadi is cheaper, near downtown - i.e.: all and every place/service you need - and also has a complete areas of foreigners' residence (Maadi itself - close to Maadi Club and Sakanat ElMaadi)
Good luck :)
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