“I don’t want to get married to a foreigner because I want a liberal person; there are tons of Egyptian liberal men, that’s not the point for me.I just think that the type of mentality I reached is not compatible with Egyptian guys,” says Nouran, as she recalls hundreds of conversations with her foreign male friends where spirituality, energies, aura, and the power of nature took center stage.
I’m pretty sure Ahmed said something like, “Good news for me.” Then he told us that he was finishing work soon, and asked if we wanted to go for a drink.
I remember thinking that Ahmed had a lovely smile and that he was very handsome and friendly.
Still, I never imagined that 18 months later I would move to Dahab to live with this Egyptian man.
Her travels had not only opened her horizons, but given her the chance to encounter men whose hearts felt close to her.
Nouran was convinced that she could find a lifelong partner away from Egypt, but she knew she would never be allowed to by her family.