Some of the things I will miss: Walking everywhere at anytime without having one of my hands pat a can of pepper spray Halaal everything Egyptian halwayat (a key contributor towards the development and nurturing of my third chin) [...]

May 29th, 2010|Blog|

Wat gat nou hier aan?

We've been here for just over three months and we still haven't figured out what this framed tapestry on the lounge wall is all about.

May 8th, 2010|Blog|

Wadi Rischrasch

Sometimes, Cairo, with all of its rich fullness and grainy texture, displaces the mind's quiet.

April 29th, 2010|Blog|


My hands cradle the rising beneath my navel. Moon-breaths dictate this ebb and flow of my repose. It has been just three months and the miracle biology in my belly has rendered my profile alien but soothing. My fingers probe [...]

April 24th, 2010|Blog|

We confirm…

... Lucille's in Maadi does indeed make the best burger on this planet.

April 2nd, 2010|Blog|

In the maws of mugamma*

The go-to captain slash commissioner of oaths slash instrument for the Will of God was so bad-ass, he smoked right under the sticker telling him he couldn't. You don't argue with the dude with the stars on his shoulders and [...]

March 13th, 2010|Blog|