My poor attempts at underwater photography do not do justice to the amazing array of colors that I see as I snorkel! If you are lucky enough to take a dip in the… Read More
R is for Rugs! These colorful sheepskin rugs were on sale on the side of the street in Basateen after Eid el Adha two years ago.
M is for Murals And, yes, while murals adorned the walls of ancient Egyptian tombs, beautiful scenes are still painted on walls today. This is part of a unique mural recently painted on… Read More
G is for Galabeyya Galabeyyas are traditional clothes worn by Egyptians and other Arabs – the designs and shape varying by different groups/regions. These were on display in Kerdassa, Cairo – a place… Read More
J is for Jacaranda Jacaranda trees are not native to Egypt but a very popular decorative plant…and one of my favorite things about springtime in Ma’adi.
Although not native to Egypt, Bougainvillea is a very popular decorative plant here – in private gardens, hotel gardens, and along some roads. The plants grow well in our warm climate and I… Read More
L is for Lanterns Not your traditional Ramadan lanterns, these colorful plastic lanterns are relatively new additions to the market (from China). They light up and play Ramadan tunes! These were found in… Read More
S is for Socks Not your typical socks! These are made of recycled material and usually available from street vendors once the weather turns cool. I love the colors…and my sisters swear that… Read More