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Highlights from AFAR Experiences 2011.
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El-Gamaleya, Qism El-Gamaleya, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
A walk through the spice market in one of Cairo's most historic bazaars is an incredible sensory experience. As we walked down narrow paths, everyone around us coughed from the overwhelming smell of pepper and other spices.
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Nasr, El-Zawya El-Hamraa El-Balad, Ash Sharabeyah, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
On the day before AFAR Experiences Cairo officially started, a group of us explored the impoverished suburb of Mansheyat Nasr. Our guide was Jawad Nabulsi, whose Nebny Foundation is working to improve access to education and medical care in the...
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28 Adly Street، باب اللوق، Cairo، محافظة القاهرة‬ 11511, Egypt
As if it wasn't enough to see the Giza Pyramids lit up at night, we got to feast and dance in this glorious tent, as part of the closing festivities of AFAR Experiences Cairo.
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Misr Al Qadimah, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Darb 1718 is a cultural center in Old Cairo. It provides studio and gallery space to emerging artists from all over Egypt. This piece, painted on the side of one of the many buildings in the compound, immediately caught my eye.
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Many ceramicists work at Darb 1718 in Old Cairo. Alas, these pieces were too big to fit in my suitcase!
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Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
As part of AFAR Experiences Cairo, local hosts welcomed our group into their homes for dinner one night. I had the fortune of dining at a beautiful apartment overlooking the Nile. Conversation inevitably turned to the Revolution, and the mix of...
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El-Darb El-Ahmar, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Just because the Sultan Hasan Mosque is 600 years old doesn't mean they can't use modern technology to keep it clean.