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I Am Mentally Ill, I Am Also Proud

I Am Mentally Ill, I Am Also Proud

By Reham Barakat

Imagine if I could begin this article by stating outright: I am mentally ill and proud. I am proud because I have learned so much more from being privy to psychological ailments than from regular life experiences. I am proud because I have been able to understand the depths and pain of wishing to end […]

14 Unspoken Rules of Ride Hailing Apps That Every Egyptian Needs to Follow

14 Unspoken Rules of Ride Hailing Apps That Every Egyptian Needs to Follow

by Ghaly Shafik

I’ve been using ride hailing apps – Uber, Careem and Ousta – ever since they’ve launched their services in Egypt. I think I became an expert. Below are a few tips:     Always make sure you place the pin on the exact pick up location. Don’t request a ride while you’re on the toilet […]

4 Must-Try Items on Any Dubai Food Bucket List

4 Must-Try Items on Any Dubai Food Bucket List

by Nichole Miranda

Dubai has the entire map of the world tucked in between its little nooks and crannies. If meandering around dark alleys in old Dubai is always on your weekend agenda, you’ve probably inhaled fragrances from every corner of the world. Whether you’re making out with a doner kebab after a pub crawl or are getting […]

Portion Control Doesn’t Exist in the Middle East Because of These Dishes

Portion Control Doesn’t Exist in the Middle East Because of These Dishes

by Pakinam ElMahdy

Can you stop talking about portion control, because frankly, no one cares. Oh, and can we also just say that some Arab dishes defy the concept of portion control. Let us take you through a journey your belly will definitely appreciate it.     Like honestly, can you just eat one piece of mombar?    […]

Mashrou’ Leila Has Been Banned from Performing in Egypt

Mashrou’ Leila Has Been Banned from Performing in Egypt

by Karim Galal

We have some bad news for Mashrou’ Leila fans in Egypt! The Lebanese indie band has been allegedly banned from performing in Egypt by the Syndicate of Musical Professions, following the Music Park concert in New Cairo last weekend.     A photo of the crowd raising a rainbow flag in support of the LGBTQ […]

Drop Everything Because Dahab’s Ralph’s German Bakery Is Opening in Maadi

Drop Everything Because Dahab’s Ralph’s German Bakery Is Opening in Maadi

by Karima Galal

  If the picture above does not make you feel things, then you should honestly just leave (unless you like food then you should definitely stay). Dahab’s very popular Ralph’s German Bakery that has pretty much amassed a cult following has released the best news ever.   A post shared by Ralph’s German Bakery (@ralphsgermanbakeryeg) […]

Mashrou’ Leila on Their Wildest Concert Experiences: Boxers Thrown on Stage, Magical Pizzas, and the Perfect Sunset

Mashrou’ Leila on Their Wildest Concert Experiences: Boxers Thrown on Stage, Magical Pizzas, and the Perfect Sunset

by Meriam Raouf

Mashrou’ Leila is currently on their 5th consecutive year touring globally, yet most of the coverage out there mentions the music by way of controversy, instead of the other way around. These are the stories they haven’t told, because they haven’t been asked. We talked to the band about being pigeonholed as a political band, […]

Being on a Plant-Based Diet in Egypt Is Surprisingly Not Difficult

Being on a Plant-Based Diet in Egypt Is Surprisingly Not Difficult

by Fadila Khaled

  What most people don’t notice is that being on a plant-based diet in Egypt is not only super easy, but also much cheaper than one might think. Yes, quinoa and kale are expensive, but when I say “cheaper,” I mean not having to buy any animal products –meat, cheese, milk, eggs, etc – and […]

You Won’t Buy Falafel Anymore After You Learn This Super Easy Recipe

You Won’t Buy Falafel Anymore After You Learn This Super Easy Recipe

by Nadia Aly

Ta3meya, or falafel, is a must in every Egyptian breakfast. Most of us usually just get it from the nearest foul cart, because, duuh, they’re cheap AF.   What you don’t know, however, is that you can make them yourself — and you needn’t be a master chef to do so. This following recipe is […]

We Finally Understand What Mohamed Ramadan Meant by ‘Ahe, Aho’

We Finally Understand What Mohamed Ramadan Meant by ‘Ahe, Aho’

by May Ayman

  The cat is finally out of the bag! After driving by Egyptian actor/superstar/the country’s favorite role model Mohamed Ramadan’s face every day on the Ring Road for the past month or so, we finally know what the “Ahe, Aho” billboards mean.   I’m not even going to lie, me and my friends had our […]

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