While Egypt is in no short supply of sand, the Black and White desert holds its own. It was the perfect place for a little Eid break R&R and while 3x5s can't…

My first week at Townhouse was dedicated to preparing for/working at/attending the symposium ‘Speak, Memory’: "a three-day event structured around presentations…

Last night with the Canadians before they made their way half way across the world. Some final shay, shwarma, and ful were in order. (Oct 21st)

Since I'm here for the arts, I decided the museum deserved a second entry. Here are some more favorites.

My first visit to the Museum of Modern Egyptian Art. Interesting mix of works that draw on multiple traditions. Here are some of my favorite pieces from the…

On my way to work, I decided to make a quick stop on the metro at Mar Girgis, which is home to a number of Coptic monuments in Cairo. The Church of St. George…

Birthday festivities with a view at the Rooftop Studio, a communal artist studio in connection with the Townhouse Gallery

After daily interactions with its professors and students for the past month/month and a half, I finally visited AUC's campus (American University in Cairo).…

St. Catherine's monastery is not only home to the Burning Bush but is also located in the Sinai mountains where Moses received the Ten Commandments and found…

On the way to the top. All of these photos also occurred on October 1st but I'm unable to post more than 5 photos/day.

I randomly met Shimaa, Lamiaa, and Marina on the metro when they told me they liked my henna (the one from the bachelorette party). We got to talking (in Arabic…

An event full of eating, dancing, and playing drums in honor of the bride-to-be. The majority of women didn't wear hijabs/their usual daily attire because the…
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