An im­pul­sive trip pro­vides an un­ex­pected re­al­ity check for El­iza Robert­son.

ELLE (Canada) - - Travel -

heo and I sit in an open-air café on a street a few blocks from Tahrir Square in Cairo. Nearby, a man in his 20s hoists another guy onto his shoul­ders and some­one shouts “Revo­lu­tion!” “Oh, shit,” I say un­der my breath. “What the hell are we do­ing here?”

Pro­test­ers in Tahrir Square, Cairo, in De­cem­ber 2011

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