Ful Medames – Egyptian Staple Beans of Delight

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It’s a pretty safe bet that any form of food that has been found within a tomb from thousands of years ago, must have been a culinary hit. Remnants of Ful Medames were uncovered in a number of the 12th Dynasty (1991-1786 B.C.) Pharonic tombs in Egypt. Today, there’s no doubt that the dish is […]

Egyptian Budget Travel Guide: Cost of Traveling to Egypt

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In comparison to Europe or North America, everyday expenses in Egypt are low. From SE Asia, prices are quite similar with regards to food, accommodation and living expenses. Vegetarian meals can be eaten for less than $1 per meal and beds can be bought for around $4 a night. Egypt is blessed with an abundance […]

Photo Favorite: Cairo on Fire

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Location: Cairo, Egypt There’s a brilliant orange in the sky that could only be formed when the sun meets the dry heat and pollution of Cairo. Peering at the city at dusk is flabbergasting, an infinite series of ancient looking brown buildings that are dwarfed in the distance by the perfect triangles that poke through […]

Cairo is Crazy: Exposed in 18 Photo Scenes

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Initial impressions of Cairo, Egypt can lead to overwhelming emotions of confusion, attempting to sort out the jumble of energy and life that surges in Egypt’s capital.  Like in most mega-cities, being aggressive is mandatory and taking the micro-advantages over others is common. However, even in the hustle of chaos, individuals enact their Egyptian hospitality, […]

Egyptian Hospitality: Grand Arrival in Cairo

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The first few hours, maybe even the first few days after arriving in a brand new place in the world is one of my absolute favorite moments to live for.  Within those first few hours your ideals and previous mental pictures of the place are shattered and the real city is exposed before you.  Sometimes […]