July 2006 Entries

So, How was India?
After Egypt we flew to Chennai India (of course via London just to be direct :S) to do a deployment training session for our colleagues there. Chennai is very much like Egypt in many ways, but different in others. First, driving in Chennai is similar to Cairo except on the other side of the road (left side like the British). There are a ‘few’ traffic signals in Chennai, but they are the exception rather than the rule. The biggest difference on the roads is the extremely high proportion ......

Posted On Friday, July 14, 2006 7:28 AM | Comments (3)

Lessons learned in Egypt
Here is advice I would give to anyone travelling to Egypt: Have plenty of small bills of Egyptan Pounds. Tips are expected everywhere for everything. Shokran – (Thank you). Learn this word. You will say this thousands of times. Say this when at the pyramids, museum or other tourist places and the 100’s of locals are trying to sell you something (everything). “Gifts” are given expecting return. The nature of the locals is that they give you a gift, and then expect a gift in return. If you take the ......

Posted On Monday, July 3, 2006 5:25 AM | Comments (0)