I’m happy to report that things have settled down in my sister’s Cairo suburb. The people of Maadi have essentially taken their neighborhoods back with a little assistance from the Egyptian army. Undoubtedly, sentiments about Westerners vary widely throughout Egypt, but one stranger came up to a friend of my sister’s on the street and said: “Don’t worry. We protect you.”
I’m updating friends and family daily, but any readers of the blog can assume that no news is good news.