Alexandria’s Cleopatra-Themed Festival Faces Backlash on Social Media

Alexandria’s Cleopatra-Themed Festival Faces Backlash on Social Media

  In an attempt boost Egypt’s tourism, the governorate of Alexandria organized a mini Cleopatra-themed festival. People dressed up as Pharaohs and roamed the streets of Alexandria.     The celebrations started from Qaytbay Citadel and went all the way to Alexandra Dive. Queen Cleopatra went on a boat trip, afterwards, to hand over the key […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Mysterious ‘Clapping Man’ in Alexandria

Everything You Need to Know About the Mysterious ‘Clapping Man’ in Alexandria

by Nadine Arab

One famous story that every single Alexandrian knows about, is the story of a man that stands everyday for hours doing nothing but clapping. Yes, you heard that right. He could spend the whole day clapping so hard — in a particular spot in Horreya Road right in front of University of Engineering of Alexandria. […]

How Egyptians Utilize Car Horns as an Extra Means of Communication

How Egyptians Utilize Car Horns as an Extra Means of Communication

by Nadine Arab

Egyptians are well known for coming up with innovative ideas on how to utilize anything, in any way possible and for any purpose. From your mama’s notorious flying shebshebs (slippers), to discovering your mad shisha skills as you use car keys to adjust charcoal, or even using Google Maps to detect radar. I am not […]

This Stunning Photo Shoot Opened a Time Portal in Alexandria and Brought Back the Roman Empire

This Stunning Photo Shoot Opened a Time Portal in Alexandria and Brought Back the Roman Empire

Earlier this week, O art-studio released a stunning photo shoot where they dressed up some models in ancient Roman attire and roamed the streets of Alexandria.     The result, as you can see, is more beautiful than anyone could ever imagine.     Photography and art direction were made courtesy of Adel Essam and […]

How These Two Brothers Started the Skateboarding Revolution in Egypt

How These Two Brothers Started the Skateboarding Revolution in Egypt

by Nadine Arab

  It’s quite common nowadays to stumble upon someone cruising around with their skateboard in the streets of Egypt. Whether skaters are just enjoying the sport or using their boards as an alternative means of transportation, it’s no longer an odd thing to see. For Egyptians, this sight wasn’t very common until a couple of […]

Footage of a Man Torturing Dog in Alexandria Goes Viral

Footage of a Man Torturing Dog in Alexandria Goes Viral

Where has our humanity gone? A video went viral, for all the wrong reasons, and we’re quite disgusted. A man was caught on camera beating his dog in the balcony of his house in Asafra, Alexandria. The dog’s wailing is beyond horrific. According to Youm7, Omar Zayed, the man who took the video, asked his […]

Deputy Governor of Alexandria Arrested on Charges of Bribery

Deputy Governor of Alexandria Arrested on Charges of Bribery

The Deputy Governor of Alexandria – Soad Al Kholy – has been arrested this morning under five different charges of bribery.   According to Al-Ahram and Egypt Independent, Kholy received bribes from five different businessmen. The bribes amount to approximately 1 million EGP; the bribes were not paid in cash, they were paid in golden […]

‘Selfie Paramedics’ Punished by Egypt’s Ministry of Health

‘Selfie Paramedics’ Punished by Egypt’s Ministry of Health

  One selfie that has sparked outrage across the country this week was taken during one of the biggest transportation disasters in Egypt’s recent history. The Ministry of Health announced on Friday evening (August 11th, 2017) that two trains colliding in Alexandria have killed at least 41 people, and injured at least 179 passengers.   […]

This Alexandrian Waiter Looks Exactly Like Mohamed Ramadan, and We Are Shook

This Alexandrian Waiter Looks Exactly Like Mohamed Ramadan, and We Are Shook

Pictures of a young gentleman by the name Asser have taken over social media by storm, possibly because he looks like the one and only Ostoora — the titular character in the cult favorite series starring Mohamed Ramadan.     One of the things that helped Ramadan transform into Egypt’s number one actor — besides […]

Here Is What to Do If You Get Stung by a Jelly Fish

Here Is What to Do If You Get Stung by a Jelly Fish

By Dr. Mostafa Shabana   With summer season officially underway, many of us were getting ready for an endless stream of beach pictures. And they came – except they were all about jelly fish! With the recent prevalence of jelly fish along our coasts, and our refusal to give up our long-awaited beach time, it’s […]

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