9 Cairo Juice Bars That Will Keep You Hydrated This Summer

9 Cairo Juice Bars That Will Keep You Hydrated This Summer

by Shams Farid

How did summer just sneak up on us like that? With the weather finally starting to heat up, there’s no better time to grab that tasty cold smoothie packed with nutrients and vitamins. There are plenty of options around town, whether you’re a hardcore green monster or looking to dabble in a fruity mix. Check out these fresh summer smoothies […]

This Nasr City Restaurant Just Took #CheesePorn to the Next Level

This Nasr City Restaurant Just Took #CheesePorn to the Next Level

As a cheese aficionado, my Facebook timeline and Instagram feed are naturally filled with #cheeseporn. My friends always tag me in the newest viral cheese videos that will make most of you scream “CHEESUS CHRIST!”   From a restaurant in New York that melts cheese over everything, to Buzzfeed videos cooking extraordinary mac and cheese; […]

Why Ayia Napa Should Be on Top of Every Arab’s Bucket List this Summer

Why Ayia Napa Should Be on Top of Every Arab’s Bucket List this Summer

  It could be argued that Ayia Napa is one of the most beautiful summer tourist destinations in the world. The Municipality of Ayia Napa is a Mediterranean resort town on the southeast coast of Cyprus which happens to be a very popular place in the summer. Finding an accommodation there in July and August is […]

These Are the Punishments for Being a Non-Veiled Woman in Egypt

These Are the Punishments for Being a Non-Veiled Woman in Egypt

There is a trend that has recently hit social media: this trend involves posts, comments, and tweets, surrounding the ideal of manhood, and what it truly means to be a man in Egypt. Specifically, there have been posts circulating online that describe modern Egyptian and/or Arab men as “Ashabah Regal” (Shadows of Men). This term […]

7 Books You Should Read When You’re Going Through a Breakup

7 Books You Should Read When You’re Going Through a Breakup

by Rana Awadalla

Books have the power to heal almost anything. Books give advice, experience and knowledge, they do not judge, you may be surprised by how much easier it becomes to overcome difficulties with a good book and a cup of tea.   Books are silent. They do not interrupt you; they do not impose their views. […]

We Need to Make Use of Our Ruined Sahel Vacations So Here Are Jellyfish Recipes

We Need to Make Use of Our Ruined Sahel Vacations So Here Are Jellyfish Recipes

  Sahel has been invaded and it is not by the annual fashionistas and Instagram addicts. This year, only a single managed to enjoy the long Eid vacation and it was the nomad jellyfish. We were stunned when we first laid eyes on the sea creature’s size. Alas, the whole North Coast has been infested […]

7 Books You Absolutely Need to to Read This Summer

7 Books You Absolutely Need to to Read This Summer

by Rana Awadalla

If sitting under an umbrella in the sun and catching up on the list of bestsellers is on your to do list then this list is for you.   In planning to spend time soaking up sun rays at the beach this summer in Egypt’s North Coast, Jordan’s Dead Sea or Lebanon’s Bonita Bay, you […]

7 Types of 3edeya Givers We Encounter During Eid

7 Types of 3edeya Givers We Encounter During Eid

  The word ‘Eid’ is not only synonymous with family gatherings and delicious Kahk; it is also synonymous with ‘El 3edeya’ (a tradition that dictates that the older members of the family give a sum of money of their choosing to the younger members). With this particular tradition comes a list of the different types […]

The Only Kahk Guide You’ll Need This Eid

The Only Kahk Guide You’ll Need This Eid

  Eid’s kahk are basically fidget spinners this week because they are the most talked about thing on social media. There are rumors circulating everywhere about insane prices, and how stores are so crowded with so many costumers who look like paparazzi. Along comes an angel named Hagar, who is so selfless, so organized and […]

The Ultimate Guide to Food Trucks and Carts in Cairo

The Ultimate Guide to Food Trucks and Carts in Cairo

Food trucks and carts are popping up everywhere on the streets of Cairo, and they’re getting more complex and creative with every new one.   There are several perks that make eating from a food truck or cart more appealing; they’re quick and hassle-free, you get to see your food while having it cooked in […]