Category Archive: B

B is for the Beautiful Blue Hole

Ah, the beautiful and infamous Blue Hole! I took this shot on the way hiking to Ras Abu Galum. This was about 9 in the morning, before the tourists from Sharm el Sheikh… Continue reading

B is for Babul Blue Butterfly

I boasted in my previous post about the variety of butterflies I have encountered here in Sinai recently. And then just the next day I spotted yet another one – an African babul… Continue reading

B is for Bountiful Butterflies!

Autumn is flight season for many butterflies in Egypt and I have been quite amazed at the variety of butterflies that I have spotted here in Sinai. Pictured above are: Top Left:┬áColotis fausta,… Continue reading

B is for Books for Bedouin!

It’s October! My favorite month. ­čÖé The winner of the Goodreads Giveaway was chosen and I delivered several free Fizo books to some lucky Bedouin children in Sinai, as part of my One… Continue reading

B is for Beautiful Bee-eaters

Not the best images, but I just wanted to announce their arrival – which for me marks the official start of springtime! ­čÖé┬áThe┬áEuropean Bee-eater,┬áMerops apiaster, flies through Egypt on spring and fall migration.… Continue reading

B is for Biodiversity

If you have been wondering where I┬┤ve been lately, I┬┤d like to introduce you to Project Noah, my latest obsession! Project Noah is a tool that nature lovers can use to explore and… Continue reading

B is for Butterfly

And this little beauty is called a Grass Jewel (Chilades trochylus). At only 14 – 18 mm, she is one of the smallest butterflies in the world and lives mostly in arid regions.… Continue reading

B is for Beautiful Beetles

Yes, I think beetles can be beautiful! This one certainly is. Apparently, beetles are the largest group of insects in the world, with between 350,000 – 370,000 different species identified so far. Unfortunately,… Continue reading

B is for Books!

With the turmoil in Egypt making international headlines for a few weeks now, interest in the country has soared. People want to learn more about this modern Middle Eastern nation – and one… Continue reading

B: Buildings

This is a pretty typical example of the newer apartment buildings in Degla, Ma’adi – constructed sometime in the past 10 years or so. This building is located on Road 199, a street… Continue reading