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July 11, 2007

Love in Luxor

Apparently, cross-cultural love has become quite the thing in this tourist town on the Nile. The latest trend is retired English ladies taking up residence, and finding love with young Egyptian men. (I saw one such couple around midnight in the lobby of my hotel. She looked relaxed.) This is resulting in marriages and some complicated situations, when the English lady finds out her young lover, or husband, already has a wife and children elsewhere. Scandal ensues. But it's not always a tragedy. In one case I'm told about, the lady died and the young Egyptian man ended up inheriting her Luxor home, and her 5 million English pounds.