Happy Sham el-Nessim!

Happy Sham el-Nessim! Once again celebrating my favorite Egyptian holiday with a basketful of colored eggs. Okay, so they’re not all that colorful…yet. This was just the base colors I dyed the eggs… Continue reading

P is for Pride!

When my hubby brought these tissues home the other day, I just had to get a shot! While we have always preferred to buy products made locally, many people living in Egypt –… Continue reading

M is for Murals

More post-revolution murals! Although this mural is not new to the Dahab checkpoint, the Egyptian flag painted in the center medallion is. It used to be a portrait of former President Hosni Mubarak.… Continue reading

T is for Temples

The only pharaonic temple in Sinai is Serabit el-Khadem – Temple of Hathor, Lady of Turquoise. The temple dates back to 1964 – 1136 B.C. and is surrounded by ancient turquoise mines and… Continue reading

M is for Murals…Murals for Martyrs

Street art in Cairo thrives during the Egyptian revolution – much of which commemorates the hundreds who lost their lives in the uprising which ousted former President Hosni Mubarak. Simon Hanna, with Ahram… Continue reading

J is for Jujubes

Jujubes are literally bursting from our trees here in Dahab at the moment! These pictured here are the fruit – in varying stages of dryness – of the Ziziphus spina-christi tree which makes… Continue reading

E is for Ecolodge

Egypt is home to┬áseveral ecolodges, each with its own unique style. You can stay at an oasis ecolodge in Siwa, Dakhla, or Bahariya. There are several ecolodges along the Red Sea coast near… Continue reading

Book Giveaway and Author Interview

Hop on over to I Am A Reader, Not a Writer to read the interview and enter the giveaway for a chance to win either a paperback copy or an eBook of An… 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

T is for Tourist Attractions (and, yes, most of them are safe)

Well, needless to say, a lot has happened here in Egypt over the past several weeks. If you haven’t heard, there’s been a revolution. (Those are not words I ever thought I’d type!)… Continue reading