R is for Ras Mohamed…from above!

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve taken a lot of flights recently between Cairo and Sharm el Sheikh. And my favorite thing about this short trip is the view over Sinai,… Continue reading

E is for EgyptAir

EgyptAir is the country’s national airline and is celebrating it’s 80th birthday this month! While I have only flown internationally with EgyptAir a handful of times, I am becoming quite a frequent flyer… Continue reading

K is for Konafa

While I wrote about konafa bil gibna (konafa with cheese) in my book, it was not a variety of konafa that I had ever tried myself – until a couple of weeks ago! I… Continue reading

C is for Culinary Capers

Instead of the usual caper flower photos that I like to post, this year I’d thought I’d share the little, immature flower buds – the culinary capers so often used in Mediterannean cuisine.… 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! 🙂 The European Bee-eater, Merops 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

F is for Flies

Pesky flies! Not an uncommon complaint made by visitors to Egypt. But they can be quite fascinating to look at up close, like this little guy – a Common Green Bottle Fly (Lucilia… 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

D is for Donkeys in the Desert

A couple of the donkeys we came across on a recent drive through the mountains of south Sinai ~ A few Bedouin women were at a nearby well, filling dozens of jerkins with… Continue reading

New Book from Habiba

About a year ago, I posted about my Arabic-speaking alter-ego Habiba. She´s embarrassed it has taken her this long, but she has finally uploaded a new book! The Flying Seed or البِذرة الطايرة… Continue reading