7 Things We Love About Ramadan

7 Things We Love About Ramadan

As everyone’s energy levels dwindle in the second week of Ramadan, I can’t help but think to myself as tired and fatigued as I am (and pretty much all around useless), there is just something about this month that I really love! Here are 7 things that make Ramadan like no other month out there: […]

9 Depressing Things About Living in Cairo

9 Depressing Things About Living in Cairo

These are truly soul-sucking times we live in. So to boost our spirits, we took a poll around the office and came up with this list of our most favorite things ever about our city – Cairo! We know we missed a few, so leave yours in the comments. 1. Traffic, duh Well, it’s actually […]

Crowd-Sourcing Literacy With Cairo’s Curfew Library

Crowd-Sourcing Literacy With Cairo’s Curfew Library

Passion leads to success. This is a motto I believe in, and the three following have an abundance of passion: Bikya, the second-hand bookstore/cultural hub/restaurant; BridgEgypt, which helps in linking NGOs to create a greater social impact; and finally The Curfew Library, which is an initiative to swap books and encourage people to read during […]

Morsi Sets Curfew for Suez, Ismalia & Port Said

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has just declared a 30-day state of emergency in Port Said, Suez and Ismailia, the three governorates which have witnessed deadly clashes since the second anniversary of the Egyptian revolution on 25 Jan. During a speech broadcast on state television, the under-fire Morsi has also said a curfew will be imposed […]

Curfew Imposed on Stores & Restaurants in Egypt

The rumors were swirling before last Eid that President Morsi’s government would implement a curfew for stores and restaurants throughout the country! Most business owners got angry, everyone debated if it were an actual possibility then the hype died out! In true Morsi style suspense, it has just been announced that this in fact will […]