Me, Fatima and Hiba, whose nickname is Bob! I met these two lovely teenagers in the Botanic Gardens in Aswan. They both spoke excellent English. They were very curious as to why I was alone in the gardens - a woman alone is not a common occurrence in Egypt - and struck up a conversation with me.
They were at the gardens with their school class, and Bob's mom was also there and she was anxious for me to meet her. It was no mean feat to get all three of us in this photo, which is why Bob and I look a little cut off.
Not such a great photo technically, but this is also a chronicle of my life, and I loved meeting these two!
I'm not as sunburned as I look - it was hot in Aswan and I was very warm.