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Nagaa El Kubba, West Bank، Abu AR Rish Qebli, Qism Aswan, Aswan Governorate 99999, Egypt
I wanted to visit a Nubian Village in Aswan that did not see any other tourists; my guide delivered! We spent hours with this wonderful family in their home. The extended family arrived a bit after we did. We had an extremely enjoyable morning,...
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17 Haret Wesst Al Balad, Al Waili Al Kabir Gharb, Hadaeq Al Qubbah, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
This was a pretty emotional moment at Cafe Riche, a historical cafe in downtown Cairo. I was talking with Azer Farag Azer, a businessman (pictured in the middle above) who has been a customer of Cafe Riche since 1960. He was speaking about a lot...
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Middle East
The night I spent in Egypt’s White Desert, the moon shone so brightly that the rocks towering over our campsite cast shadows on the sand. The White Desert is known for its stunning rock formations, made of pure-white “chalk rock” that the wind and...
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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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Al Ismaileyah, Qasr an Nile, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
After visiting the Egyptian Museum, Tahrir Square and Cafe Riche, we walked over to Arabesque for a delightful lunch.
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15 Hoda Shaarawy, Bab Al Louq, Qasr an Nile, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
When I asked my local guide where to get a real taste of Cairo, she brought me to Felfela. This restaurant has been cooking falafel the same way since 1959 and they have definitely perfected the art. Chefs toss balls of batter into boiling oil....
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Market Square Main Gate Fortress of Shali Siwa, قسم سيوة، مطروح، Egypt
Just when I thought my time in the desert couldn't get much better, Abdallah stops by his organic farm to pick me some olives from his grove. They're curing in brine nicely on my kitchen counter, offering me a sweet memory of my days in Siwa each...