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Neighbors Around the Globe, and the Elvis Mans

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I’ve been meaning for some time to write about yet another of the serendipitous coincidences that seem to be a theme in my crazy multicontinental life.

While I was in Cairo I met a British woman who was there teaching salsa full-time. The expat social scene in Cairo being what it is, we shared a few mutual friends and we started to hang out together quite a bit. I eventually learned that she lived only a few buildings away from my swanky 1930s-modernist style apartment. Her apartment was way swankier and way more 1930s-modernist than mine, by the way–over the front door was a beautiful bas-relief of a female archer, and the elevator was all smooth polished wood, glass windows and a red plush seat.

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