Sylvia Ferrara, Cairo

Who are you? My name is Sylvia Ferrara. I’m 51 years old and have two adult children that still live in the USA.Moving abroad is something that I had in my mind as a child. I knew it would be on the continent of Africa but I had no idea which country I’d eventually move … Read more

Kimberly Loth Hurst, Cairo

Who are you? My name is Kimberly Loth Hurst. I write young adult books.I’m a former teacher. I’m married with two awesome teenagers. Where, when and why did you move abroad? We moved overseas four years ago. My husband I were both educators and met another teacher who taught at an international school in India. … Read more

Sheryl Lee, Hurghada

Who are you? My name is Sheryl Lee and I’m an Australian living in Hurghada, Egypt. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to Egypt in 2014 following several visits over a four year period.My reasons for moving are varied but the catalyst was losing my home and having to make some … Read more

Kay Hossam, Cairo

Who are you? I am Egyptian and had lived in the USA for the past 26 years. I started my career as an educator and even became a California teaching candidate, then I decided to change my career to professional writing. This what I’m doing for a living in Egypt. Most of my clients are … Read more

Gillian Kendall, Alexandria

Who are you? I’m Gillian Kendall, full-time freelance writer and writing coach, former assistant professor of English and teacher of ESL. See my website at I’ve written two books, one of which is a travel book (Mr. Ding’s Chicken Feet) and edited a collection of travel stories (Something to Declare), both published by University … Read more

Mairead Hoey, Cairo

My name is Mairead Hoey, I am an Irish expat with a husband, three kids and an ancient dog, trying my best to avoid becoming a “lady who lunches”. We moved to Cairo in June 09. My husband was made redundant so I applied online for him to all the places I wanted to visit. … Read more