Foreigners Just Discovered Miswak and We Absolutely Can’t Stop Laughing

Foreigners Just Discovered Miswak and We Absolutely Can’t Stop Laughing

  For over 7000 years, miswak has been used by Arabs all over the world as an alternative to teeth brushing by a toothbrush and paste. The all natural brushing tool made of arak has antibacterial and anti-decay properties as well as a distinctive odor that leaves the mouth fresh and clean.   So, it’s […]

Kuwaiti MP Safa Al Hashem: The Woman Who Loves to Hate on Expats

Kuwaiti MP Safa Al Hashem: The Woman Who Loves to Hate on Expats

by Rana Elhawary

  Earlier this week, Kuwaiti MP Safa Al Hashem has proposed new laws that would place a temporary one-year halt on issuing driving licenses to expatriates.     She added that this halt should be renewed on a regular basis, until a solution is found to the growing traffic congestion on Kuwaiti roads. Finally, Al […]

Foreigners at Copenhagen Airport Unexpectedly Start Singing Dalida’s Helwa Ya Baladi

Foreigners at Copenhagen Airport Unexpectedly Start Singing Dalida’s Helwa Ya Baladi

  You can complain all you want about the living situation in Egypt as much as you want, but when you’re on a plane, far away from your homeland, you feel nothing but utter homesickness. All you need is just a small reminder why Egypt is Om El Donya (mother of the world) and you’re bawling […]

Tourists Spotted Waiting in Front of Egypt Agricultural Museum Because It Opened Late

Tourists Spotted Waiting in Front of Egypt Agricultural Museum Because It Opened Late

  A Facebook post went viral after tourists in Egypt were spotted in Dokki. They apparently waited for 45 minutes to enter the Agricultural Museum. A passerby, Hesham Farag, saw a group of foreigners waiting in the street at 9:15 am. The tourists allegedly told him that they understood that the museum opens at 8:30 […]

Lessons from a Survivor: 11 Tricks for Life in Cairo

Lessons from a Survivor: 11 Tricks for Life in Cairo

  Cairo is a city of extremes. Much as her people love their food extra salty and their tea super sweet, Cairo herself is vibrant yet stagnant, rich yet poor, inflexible yet accepting, all at once. She is not an easy city to live in or an easy city to love, but once she seeps […]

20 Thoughts from an American’s First 3 Days in Cairo

20 Thoughts from an American’s First 3 Days in Cairo

By Charley Parker

A few days ago I threw caution to the wind and packed up my life and moved to Cairo, Egypt from Atlanta, GA. So far it’s been awesome – spent last night eating traditional Egyptian food on the bank of the Nile while smoking shisha and drinking sangria before going to a sweet dive bar […]

How to Get Foreigners to Stay in Egypt: 20 Easy Steps

How to Get Foreigners to Stay in Egypt: 20 Easy Steps

  Egypt is desperate for dollars, and desperate for the tourists who bring dollars. So, we shall provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to capture the elusive foreigner and get her (or him) to stay in Egypt.   Let us presume, from the start, that said foreigner is a woman who has decided […]

How Ramadan Makes Even a Foreigner Feel at Home

  I still remember the first Ramadan I spent in Cairo, eight years ago. Dawn broke in shades of pink and blue over the Mother of the World that first morning. City lights glittered still, their reflections rising and falling in the movement of the Nile, a few light clouds hovering above Cairo’s usual blanket […]

Not From Here: Egypt From a Foreigner’s Perspective

Not From Here: Egypt From a Foreigner’s Perspective

With everything that is happening in our country, Egypt is still full of love and life, but most importantly, it’s full of culture. And we’re not just talking about ours. Sadly, sometimes we are so oblivious to what is happening in our own country, and when we aren’t, we refuse to see it. Did you […]

5 Things that Give Culture Shock to a Newbie in Egypt

5 Things that Give Culture Shock to a Newbie in Egypt

by Yara Khairy

The struggle is real. Any Egyptian who has lived abroad in a Western society for an extended period of time and returned home to Egypt will, for sure, experience culture shock. Us Egyptians have a culture and belief system unlike any other society – sometimes I like to call this way of doing things “out […]