I just got back home to Cairo after a month in Iran and I’m considering starting this thing up again to write about some of my experiences.
On Facebook a friend wrote that my travels as a solo woman around the Middle East would be the “perfect conceit” for a book. I have to disagree: For one thing, the solo Western woman traveling in the Middle East hasn’t been fresh since Freya Stark. For another, most of my travel experiences would read like “so I was looking for this traditional restaurant but the Lonely Planet map was really shit so I wandered around in the hot sun for an hour until I finally gave up and got pizza instead.”
I’ll try to make the upcoming entries more interesting than that, I promise.