I am an American originally from Texas and now living in Cairo, Egypt with my teenage daughter. One of the many wonderful advantages of being in Cairo is our proximity to so many fascinating places.We don't have a favorite place, but it seems we are in Italy rather often...and NYC...and France...and Beirut...and Charleston...and DC.. and Cambridge. Last summer it was Armenia and Georgia. Recently we went to Malta and Sicily. We are big Beatles enthusiasts, and made a pilgrimage to LIverpool in 2011. We like bagpipe bands, and went to the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh in 2010. We went to the Great Wall on Christmas Day 2011. We saw Tosca at the Arena in Verona and La Traviata in a beautiful palazzo in Venice. When I have these experiences, I am extremely happy...I am so lucky!