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  •  I would have had a very hard time (3+ / 0-)
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    PinHole, mconvente, Sand Hill Crane

    letting a daughter of mine (even if over 18 or 21) go to a place like that to live !

    Not that I don't understand why she wanted to go, the benefits of living there to learn the language, etc.,etc.

    It's just that I would have been terrified for her safety, even before all this sh*t started hitting the fan politically, and would have tried to talk her out of it.

    But I completely understand having hard-headed kids.

    I must be dreaming...

    by murphy on Wed Feb 02, 2011 at 08:50:09 AM PST

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    •  she took a semester off to (5+ / 0-)

      travel..Morocco,Italy,Egypt and India. ALONE. She's studied Arabic, and became so fluent that in Egypt they thought she was Lebanese Like I said, she understands the cultures.she even fell in love with a Muslim in Morocco. But the realities of life in Egypt and in some places in Morocco were hard.It was the trip of a lifetime and she learned a lot and thankfully nothing bad happened to her

      Here's a post about Egypt

      http://travelingandtraversing.wordpr...

      •  So glad she was able to travel and learn (1+ / 0-)
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        Precious memories and practical experience for her.

        She sounds like a terrific person.

        I must be dreaming...

        by murphy on Wed Feb 02, 2011 at 09:29:47 AM PST

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      •  I have a dear friend - (0+ / 0-)

        single female, who has been on her own in France and India, Spain & other parts of Europe.  

        She has a very dim view of the generic Arab male, who in Spain & France esp., was always hitting on her and made daily life VERY uncomfortable for her as she tried to go about her business as a long stay tourist.

        As we see from Bendygirl's reports, this stuff goes on in their native culture. Once they get into the Western culture, for many, all inhibitions are off.  

        Sheltered within an AFS approved family, she got just a taste of this.  
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        So glad to know she is safe, Bendygirl.  And being in upstate NY, where it has been snow, snow, snow, her Egyptian 'sister' in Buffalo, may not be able to leave! It seems airports & even the Thruway, are closed more than they are open.  We were supposed to get 'the monster storm' here today, but so far it's just been the normal 1-6" per day!  If you are planning to try to get your daughter into and out of Buffalo, be sure to make plans which are flexible by a day or two.

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