Category Archive: W

W is for Wonderful Wadis

Wandering through the wonderful wadis of south Sinai is one of my favorite pastimes, as you may have figured out by now, and I took this photo on a recent wander through Wadi… Continue reading

W is for White-crowned Black Wheatears

Not the best capture, I realize, but it is not often I get to post under the letter ¨W¨! The White-crowned Black Wheatear (Oenanthe leucopyga) is only one of several different wheatear species… Continue reading

W is for Wadi El Gemal National Park

A glimpse into Wadi el Gemal National Park Wadi el Gemal (Valley of the Camels) was declared a protected area in 2003 and was the location for the recent Characters of Egypt festival… Continue reading

Weaving at Wissa Wassef

One of the weavers at The Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre in Harrania, a village near the Giza pyramids. There, Ramses Wissa Wassef, architect, designer, potter and weaver, set up a tapestry workshop… Continue reading

W: Weavers

W is for Weavers The village of Kerdassa, not far from the pyramids of Giza, is the place to shop for galabeyyas, scarves, and handwoven carpets and textiles. Weavers, like the man above,… Continue reading

W: Women

W is for Women On a visit to the City of the Dead, my mother and I met and visited with a group of women. My mother entertained them by dancing to their… Continue reading

W: Women

W is for Women I met this very friendly Egyptian woman on Gezirah Street in Bassateen (near Ma’adi) several years ago. It was shortly after the eid and she was selling sheep skins… Continue reading

W: Watermelon

W is for Watermelon The perfect summer snack! This particular slice was eaten in Dahab, South Sinai. You can learn more about watermelons in Egypt by reading my book, An ABC Escapade through Egypt,… Continue reading

W: Wadis

W is for Wadis There are plenty of wadis (dry – most of the time – riverbeds) in the deserts of Egypt. This is a picture taken at Wadi Digla, near Ma’adi, Cairo.