I was actually going to give the man a donation, but either he didn’t come by my place or I was out when he did. Usually I was able to just roll over and go back to sleep, and somehow I actually slept through his racket half the nights.

For those of you unfamiliar with Ramadan, it is (amongst other things) a period of fasting during daylight hours.  Because of where Egypt falls in the time zone and that Ramadan landed near the summer solstice, this means in order to eat breakfast (and coffee), one has to get up SUPER early to finish the meal before sunup, hence the need for the wakeup call.  Often a short nap follows breakfast.

Don’t forget to send me your questions for the summer Q&A!