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Maya Ammar


She is passionate about life, with a severe case of wanderlust. She's an avid sitcom watcher. Her life's theme song is Barbra Streisand's "Don't Rain On My Parade".

12 Ice Cream Spots In Cairo That’ll Rule Summer 2017

12 Ice Cream Spots In Cairo That’ll Rule Summer 2017

When the hotter months start rolling in, I find myself craving less cookies and brownies and more ice cream. Perfect scoops of sweet refreshment to beat the hot weather; what’s not to love about ice cream once the weather starts to get warmer?   What I really love about ice cream eating is the huge […]

10 Things to Expect When Dating a Libra

10 Things to Expect When Dating a Libra

While Libras can seem aloof and self-involved to some people, when they love, they do it with every sense they’ve got. Libras go out of their way at any given chance to show their loved ones how much they care and how much they’re thankful for their existence. Apart from having been lucky enough to […]

16 Things Only People Who Live In Heliopolis Will Understand

16 Things Only People Who Live In Heliopolis Will Understand

I’ve always considered living and growing up in Heliopolis a privilege. Maybe it’s because of all the childhood memories I have here (dolphin show in Merryland, anyone?) but also, as I grew older I came to realize just how beautiful and rich this neighborhood is. Of course, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t drive us crazy […]

18 Reasons Why Should Book the Next Plane to Istanbul

18 Reasons Why Should Book the Next Plane to Istanbul

“If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul,” French writer and poet Alphonse de Lamartine once said. And boy, was he right. For in Istanbul, polar ends meet and merge to create a beautifully unique world; Europe meets Asia, East meets West, old meets new and religion […]

13 Real Struggles of a Middle East Heat Wave

13 Real Struggles of a Middle East Heat Wave

Every year summer rolls around, we here in the Middle East make a huge deal about how unbearable the weather is. People migrate to their summerhouses and local beaches to escape the scorching heat and suffocating humidity. However, I think we can safely say that this summer has the craziest weather we’ve ever experienced in […]

20 Things Only GUCians Will Understand

20 Things Only GUCians Will Understand

I’ve been studying at the GUC for 5 years. However, it took me much less than that to realize that, while there are things university students in Egypt can all relate to, there are specific things only a GUCian could understand. Love it or hate it, the GUC serves as your second home now and […]

10 Healthy Recipes That Redefine Food Porn

10 Healthy Recipes That Redefine Food Porn

With summer just around the corner and the need to look good in our swim suits creeping up on us, we’ve become the sad humans on diets. But hey, nobody said healthy food couldn’t be just as exquisite. We bet these recipes will make you drool!   Start your mornings right with Mushroom and Wilted […]

15 Things We Dread About Egyptian Family Gatherings

15 Things We Dread About Egyptian Family Gatherings

Everyone is just back from spending the entire day of Sham El Nessim with their extended family and relatives. And as much as I love my family and think they are the best family you could ask for in times of woe, I can’t help but notice some sort of pattern repeating itself every time […]

15 Lies We All Tell Ourselves While We’re on a Diet

15 Lies We All Tell Ourselves While We’re on a Diet

I don’t know anyone who hasn’t declared that they were on a diet at least once in their lives. I, for one, have been on diet at least four times. It’s a true roller coaster, between wishing you were dead and sickeningly craving everything you’re deprived of to feeling you’re on top of the world […]

20 Things Egyptians Who Moved Back to Cairo from the Gulf Will Relate To

20 Things Egyptians Who Moved Back to Cairo from the Gulf Will Relate To

I used to to live in Abu Dhabi for 10 years before I moved back to Egypt for college, five years ago. It was not planned, it happened so abruptly and overnight; I found myself in a country I virtually knew nothing about, having to live without my inseparable family. It was one of the […]

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