One for the "Welcome to Egypt!" file

The family of the Arabist's better half lives in South Africa. I recently received a scan of a travel article that recently appeared in the Pretoria Sunday Times about a golfer's adventure at the Taba Marriott involving an Israeli, an irate anti-Zionist, golf clubs used as weapons, useless hotel staff and rather over-zealous state security officers. Click on the link below for the PDF.

Article from Pretoria Sunday Times


Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,