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Al Farafra - Al Wahat, Al Farafrah, New Valley Governorate, Egypt
When you find yourself in the middle of a desert trying to flag down a camel caravan for help, you’re obviously in a bit of a predicament. That’s the situation my wife and I found ourselves in when our guide’s Land Cruiser broke down in a rather...
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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.
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Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Easy, go out there and take a cab, let the driver give you a tour, enter to the a bazar, buy some essence and smoke something totally unknown but that smell nice. After that, you might want to learn the artistry of bargaining.
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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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Al Haram, Nazlet El-Semman, Al Haram, Giza Governorate, Egypt

Traveling with mom to a destination that many tend to shy from. We had an incredible journey traveling throughout Egypt and cruising down the nile.

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El-Gamaleya, Qism El-Gamaleya, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
A beautiful teahouse at Khan El Khalili, the impressive souk in Cairo which dates to the 1300's. Could have spent a week in the bazaar!
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15 May Bridge, Omar Al Khayam, Zamalek, Giza Governorate, Egypt
Sailing down the Nile aboard the Nile Maxim cruise was an evening which filled my senses with the sights, sounds, aromas and flavors of Egypt. Out on the deck I watched huge ships sail down the ancient Nile beside small boats carrying humble...
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El-Gamaleya, Qism El-Gamaleya, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
This gentleman caught my eye from his stool in the back of the store as I wandered through the narrow alleys of the Khan el-Khalili souk in Cairo, and he beckoned me to come in. Thinking of my already overstuffed suitcase and still a bit skittish...
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Middle East
At Nasser’s stables, I hoist myself up into the saddle of a mottled Arabian mare. She’s small, but spirited, and we canter for a while into the dark gray void that appears abruptly at the edge of Giza and doesn’t end until it spills into the...
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Alexandria, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt
Very easy to find but relatively unknown to non-locals, this market's winding alleyways are tight and full of shops dedicated to the sundries that traditionally ladies gravitate towards. Known colloquially as the "women's squeeze", pretty much...