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Friday, January 28, 2011

Okay - I'm a little Freaked.......


My in-laws are in Egypt on a vacation of a lifetime... They are visiting Cairo and taking a cruise along the Nile.... Today 1/28/11 - they are scheduled to check into a hotel on the last leg of their journey in Cairo..... Today in Cairo there is Major Unrest.... Violent protests are happening in Cairo - right now... all week... Per the article I just read - there is a curfew from 6PM - 7 AM...

Today the Egyptian government shut down all internet into the country 0r so says the article I just read.....

What happens to travelers during something like this? What happens to non-citizens? What happens to Americans who are staying in an "American Hotel" in the middle of an Arab country? I do know that we are allies with Egypt.. at least I think we are....

The unrest, protests, and violence is about the current President - President Mubarak. Mubarak who has been in power since 1981 and many of the citizens want him to step down. Their country is suffering and they want a change from "youth unemployment, corrupt government, human-rights abuses, and a leader in power for an entire generation who showed no sign of being ready to leave".

Praying for my in-laws for a safe return home... I'll keep you posted..

Information and photo obtained by Yahoo News.

15 comments:

  1. I've been following things in Egypt and it's pretty scary that they are in the middle of it. Praying for their safe return.

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  2. Kelly - let's pray for a hedge of protection around them and bind anything that would hinder this wonderful journey.

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  3. "family, Egypt, freaked" about says it all. Things were very quiet in Cairo when Hubby and I visited there with our daughter, but it is not a place I ever want to go back to. Add to the list, disease, death/murder by automobile, little or no sanitation....etc. I do hope your family gets out safe and sound.

    Rosemary

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  4. Wow - that does sound scary... praying for their safe return.

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  5. Oh Honey!!

    I've been watching the news off and on all day and it sounds awful over there. Hopefully the embassy is taking steps to evacuate those Americans we are trying to leave.

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  6. I just watched the news right before reading this. I'll say a prayer for your in-laws that they are ok and come home safe.

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  7. I hope for the best for you inlaws. I know they will have a major story to tell when they return. I would think the American Embassy in Egypt could give you some reassurance as to their safety and security. Keep up informed. Prayers to all involved in this uprising. May it somehow lead to a better Egypt. Sandra

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  8. I am praying for a safe return, how scary!

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  9. Keeping your in-laws in my thoughts too. I am sick of what a dangerous mess this world is.

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  10. Follow up - The travel agency called us Saturday afternoon and let us know that my mom and dad in law made to the airport and are on their way to the states - rec'd a voice mail message later in the afternoon from my mom in law - She is in New York and boy does she have stories to tell...
    thank you for your prayers.
    Love to you
    Kelly

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  11. I do hope the are okay... sending prayers and blessings for their safety.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm already a follower.
    Elizabeth

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  12. Yikes!!! I hope they're ok! Have you heard from them?

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  13. I'm glad to hear that they were able to leave safely. How scary.

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  14. I'm so glad they made it back safe and sound. Its gotten very bad over there :(

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