Friends from Africa
- Jehan Sadat was
the first lady of Egypt while her husband,
Anwar Sadat, was the president of Egypt (1970-81).
- In her later years, she maintained a position at the University of Maryland, and she used to give lectures occasionally on women's rights.
- She was one of the most beatiful women in the world. She was knwon as the Cleopatrs of the 20th Century. In 2012, I was fortunate to have a photo with her. She was born in 1933, and was 79 years old then.
- She appeared like this when she gave her lecture (2009).
- She appeared presidential in this photo of 2010.
- Egyptian lady as a hotel receptionist in Virginia.
- She was working
with her colleague from Algeria. Very kind and polite people.
- Three generations of Egytian ladies. I met them in New York.
- Two Egyptian airline ladies. I met them in a hotel lobby in New York.
- She was working with her colleague from Algeria. Very kind and polite people.
Casablanca is an Moroccan city located at the north-western corner of the
African Continent. Morocco is separated from Spain by the narrow Gibraltar strait
(called the entrance to the Mediterranean Ocean).
- This city is widely known as a romantic place thanks to the film entitled
Casablanca starred by Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart.
- I met this Moroccan lady from Casa Blanca
at a bistro near Pont Vechia in Florence
(November 2004). She is very happy to preserve her Moslem
heritage in a Catholic country.
- This city is widely known as a romantic place thanks to the film entitled Casablanca starred by Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart.
- The Casablanca Airport was built first by Americans in 1943. The purpose was to
support the American-British combat operations against German troops in North Africa.
This airport is now called "Mohammed V International Airport."
- These days, it serves as a stop-over point for travellers from the American Continents
to Spain, Africa and the Arabic world. Thus, you can meet many interesting people from
different countries at the airport lobby.
In this photo, I am with two Moslem ladies from Oman (oil-rich
country). They appeared to be from a rich family. They were very polite and kind to
me. They were sisters. Like to know
where Oman is? Click here for this
- These days, it serves as a stop-over point for travellers from the American Continents to Spain, Africa and the Arabic world. Thus, you can meet many interesting people from different countries at the airport lobby. In this photo, I am with two Moslem ladies from Oman (oil-rich country). They appeared to be from a rich family. They were very polite and kind to me. They were sisters. Like to know where Oman is? Click here for this interesting country.
- This Algerian lady was the
restaurant manager for the Sheraton Hotel at the Charles de Gaulle
Airport in Paris. She was there in November of 2004. She was very kind
to me, and we promised to meet again.
- Six month later, in May of 2005, I met her again, at the same Sheraton Hotel restaurant. She was still the manager there. She remembered the promise we made to meet again.
- This young man from Algeria
is among the number of Algerians working with her.
- Algerian Student in Montreal (Canada 2004). She works during the weekend at a popular restaurant in the Old Montreal district.
- Two Algerian ladies in Nice (France 2017). Very kind and courteous Moslem ladies.
- Moroccan students in Paris. There are many
Moroccans in France.
- Moroccan lady working at a pastry shop in Florence, Italy.
- Moroccan lady I met at a museum in London.
- Moroccan lady working for the UAE Airlines. I met her in a hotel breakfast room in Virginia. She came with her friend.
- She was with her Moroccan colleagues enjoying the breakfast. They said they feel so free when not wearing the uniforms.
- In New York (2005). There are many French citizens of Moroccan origin, and some of them work for the AirFrance. This photo was taken at the Novotel Hotel New York. The Novotel chain is owned and operated by a French company, and AF crews stay at this hotel when they come to New York.
- Eriterian lady working for the Lufthansa.
This photo was taken during a trans-Atlantic flight from Frankfurt to Washington (2004).
- She looks happier with her Lufthansa colleagues during the same trans-Atlantic flight.
- Two ladies working for the Royal Moroccan Airlines (July 2019). They are Moslems and were careful not to touch me. They speak English and French fluently in addition to their own Arabic language. They are working with this tall lady from Senegal, who is a Moslem but was not afraid of embracing me.
- Congolese Lady. I met this lady at the
Gare Nord Metro station in Paris (2005). She became very happy when
I mentioned some of the Congolese politicians known to the world. Congo
gained independence from Belgium in 1961.
- The president of the first Congolese republic was Joseph Kasabubu, and the prime minister was Patricia Lumumba. They had different views, and were quarreling. Then there was a province chief of mineral-rich Katanga province. Thombe did not think much about the central government in Leopoldville (now called Kansasa).
- There was also Colonel Mobutu who was backed by Western powers, particularly by France. Mobutu finally took over the power and ran the country for 30 years. Mobutu's Congo was called Zaire.
- Ethiopean Lady working at a gift
shop in Arlington (Virginia 2008), near Washington, DC. There are
many Ethiopians in the Greater Washington area, providing essential
- South African Ladies,
while waiting for a flight to Copenhagen at the Frankfurt Airport
- with another South African Lady, admiring Queen Nofretete of Ancient Egypt at in Berlin's Egyptian Museum.
- with three South African ladies at a hotel breakfast room in Rome (Italy, 2015). We talked about the racial conflicts in their country. They said they had problems in the past, but it is OK now.
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How did I talk to Einstein?
- Click here for his home page.
- His photo-biography.
- His Princeton page.
- His Einstein page.
- His Style page.
I received my PhD degree from Princeton in 1961, seven years after high school graduation in 1954. This means that I did much of the ground work for the degree during my high school years.