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Kids, Camels, & Cairo: Tales of an International Educator by Mrs. Jill M. Dobbe chronicles the travels and life of the author in Cairo when she was sent to work in an International School in Cairo. The book reveals the details of how the author learned to live in a Muslim society and also speaks about the experiences of teaching in an Islamic educational institution. Her travels to the Red Sea, Nile River, and the pyramids will take readers on an exotic trip through Egypt to appreciate the culture, religion, and essence of the country. The author’s sense of adventure in experiencing something very different, and adapting to a new culture and language make this book an engaging read.
The book is informative and gives readers an honest account of living in a Muslim country, their way of dressing, and their lifestyle. The lessons learned by the author during her stay in Egypt are useful to everyone and will help readers look at traveling and adjusting to new surroundings with a positive outlook. She also emphasizes how the support she got from her husband, who was also an educator, made their stay in Egypt a memorable one. The pictures shared by the author give a personal touch and readers will be able to connect well with her. Teaching and living in Cairo is given an entirely new dimension by the author, and she encourages everyone to try traveling to new destinations and to merge well with the locals and the living conditions that prevail there.