“I had packed my suitcases with my Prada handbags and found myself choosing between buying yoghurt for my daughter or milk for me, as we couldn´t afford both,” she laughs with irony.
Her husband, who adopted her daughter, now works as a gynecologist in Cairo’s Dokki, where the couple lives with their two children. I never had any contact for six years, until the baby was born.
As they arrived to the airport in Alexandria, Beatrice encountered the flavors of Egypt for the first time.
Granted a scholarship by the Egyptian authorities, her husband Aly was studying to obtain his Ph D in Mathematics at Liverpool University, where he and Beatrice had met.It had been a fatiguing trip since they had left from Birmingham, England, crossing the channel tunnel and hopping on a seemingly endless series of trains through France and Italy until their had reached the port.As she put baby Yusef to sleep, she looked ahead and thought of Greece, the last stop on the five-day journey that would lead them to Egypt.But is there no experience at the other end of the spectrum?Cairo Scene speaks to six women and delves into their stories of success, struggles, and romance having married an Arab man.They just pretended I didn’t exist, and Mohamed repelled the attacks and ignored them in return,” the 41-year-old woman recalls.