Tag Archive: Egypt

F is for Fillets of Fisseekh

Yes, I should have posted these photos several weeks ago on Sham el Nessim, an Egyptian holiday that is celebrated the Monday after Coptic Christian Easter. But I was too busy “sniffing the… Continue reading

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

Q is for Qasab

I decided to post this sugar cane photo under it’s Arabic name, but that wasn’t as easy as I’d thought! Sugar cane in Arabic is قصب السكر , literally “cane of sugar”. The… Continue reading

L is for Lentils

Lentils, or “ads” عَدس in Arabic, are popular in Egypt. These pictured here are called orange, yellow, or red, lentils. They are split and hulled and are used in Egypt to make delicious… Continue reading

E is for Elections!

And Parliamentary elections began across the country this morning. For numerous news stories and reports on the elections in Egypt, go here. In my little neighborhood, there were campaign stickers galore!    … Continue reading

A is for Alexandria

Alexandria is a city on the north coast of Egypt, along the Mediterranean Sea. Alex, as it is often referred to in English, is the second largest city in Egypt. This is a… 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

Characters of Egypt: Festival of Tribes

Okay, I don’t actually have any photos to post – yet – but I am sure I will have a whole alphabet of new photos and topics when I return from the Characters… Continue reading

Book Giveaway!!

5 lucky winners will win a copy of An ABC Escapade through Egypt! 1 hardcover and 4 eBooks are up for grabs at Squeaky Clean Reads from September 20th to September 27th. So,… Continue reading


Mmmmm….mangoes!! Another of my favorite summertime fruits, whose season, sadly,  is on the way out. Just past the Smile petrol station after the Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel under the Suez Canal (when driving from… Continue reading