Dating an arab man
It had been a fatiguing trip since they had left from Birmingham, England, crossing the channel tunnel and hopping on a seemingly endless series of trains through France and Italy until their had reached the port.
As she put baby Yusef to sleep, she looked ahead and thought of Greece, the last stop on the five-day journey that would lead them to Egypt.
“Five years later, his mother explained everything to me and everything changed.” A Global Negative Discourse “I am always annoyed with the negative publicity that comes with this topic, as I have been married to my half-Turkish half-Egyptian husband for over eight years and we have a wonderful marriage with two kids,” observes Sina, a globetrotter and interior designer based in Alexandria, where she runs a small boutique studio.
But as the scholarship requirements demanded his payment if he were not to go back to his homeland, Beatrice encouraged the return.
“I had never left England, so it was very strange for me to move,” she recalls.
“I had packed my suitcases with my Prada handbags and found myself choosing between buying yoghurt for my daughter or milk for me, as we couldn´t afford both,” she laughs with irony.
Her husband, who adopted her daughter, now works as a gynecologist in Cairo’s Dokki, where the couple lives with their two children. I never had any contact for six years, until the baby was born.