Egypt

Dare to say goodbye

Basically everyone I know has had to say goodbye to someone in the past year. Goodbyes to friends, partners, family. Goodbyes are an inevitable part of the way of life us “millennials” chose (I don’t know if I am considered millennial but I will include myself for the purpose of this article). This lifestyle of …

Saying Goodbye to Misr

I left Egypt 4 months ago (for reasons too long to explain here) and I have had the hardest time letting it go. Life in Cairo was challenging, exhausting, some days I wanted to leave, 5alas! but looking back I see that it was an incredible time and I learned more in those 6 months …

Desertness

I am very amazed by the desert, specially coming from a very green and tropical country. I still can’t believe how things grow in the desert… I am amazed by nature and how it has adapted to grow in this environment. When I see the desert outside my window I think of ‘nothingness’… just endless …

Eid and Nuweiba

Eid is one of the most important holidays for Muslims worldwide. It’s a feast of sacrifice where people kill and eat all the cows, sheep, goats, baby goats they can find. The story dates back to Abraham. When his people were hungry God told him: “sacrifice your son to feed your people” and Abraham was …

Walking in Cairo

Downtown Cairo Street

Here are some tips for walking around Cairo, it should be a certified skill… walk in the middle of the street, be as annoying as you can to cars, they are parked on the sidewalk anyway so the street is yours too do not be afraid of cars, cars generally stop or just honk at you …