Notarizing documents for Egypt. How hard can it be?…..

The Egyptian embassy in the Netherlands does not have a website. I’m not sure if they ever had one, but the one linked on Google leads to nothing. With no information and no reply to my emails, I did what I always do: I just winged it. The first visit: A lot of people. I’mContinue reading “Notarizing documents for Egypt. How hard can it be?…..”

Why I’m moving to Egypt: identity, racism, and being mixed-race

I was 18 when I legally applied to change my name. I was born ‘Somayah Feisal,’ daughter of a Dutch mother and an Egyptian father. They divorced when I was very young. I don’t remember much from the time they were together, apart from two fights that occurred in the Netherlands, and that one timeContinue reading “Why I’m moving to Egypt: identity, racism, and being mixed-race”