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Beyond the Pale - A 'pale' is a fencepost. The English Pale was a boundary in Ireland marking out the part of Ireland under direct English rule circa 1450 (which included Dublin and environs). Those that lived 'beyond the pale', outside of English rule, were considered out of control and uncivilised. You decide...

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Ramblings from beyond the Pale 2008 - Egypt

The Bangles would be proud


2008 was a remarkable year, the entire world went into a financial crisis never seen since the Great Depression, Fidel Castro retired, Bill Gates stepped down from Microsoft, Barrack Obama came to power, and I went on honeymoon.