D.C. Mungo '10 was living in Cairo, Egypt when the protests began on January 25th. While most of Egypt no longer has internet access, D.C. made it to Syria and has been updating his Twitter and Facebook accounts with personal anecdotes and information about what is going on. His account offers the unique perspective of a Vassar graduate of the increasingly serious situation. Here are some excerpts:
I'm in Syria now. So far it's not looking like things are going to explode here like everywhere else, though there are rumors about Feb 5th.
Woke up yesterday morning seriously considering buying a plane ticket to Cairo. Why did I leave??
To my friends in Egypt:
just by looking at the pictures and judging from the tweets, can't tell how big this is (or is not) going to be...
Big day of protests all over Cairo today echoing Tunis. Don't think it's going to be as pivotal as some expect, but gonna keep low anyway.