Gouna vs. Dahab: Comparing Two of Egypt’s Hottest Destinations

Gouna vs. Dahab: Comparing Two of Egypt’s Hottest Destinations

  The 2010s witnessed a huge boom in Egypt’s local tourism, as Egyptians started to discover that there’s so much to Om El Donya than Ain Sokhna and The North Coast. Egyptians now flock towards different tourist destinations all year long; from Luxor, Siwa, Ras Sudr, to Marsa Allam and Sahl Hasheesh. Every year — […]

I Went to Kebdet El Brince for the First Time and It Was Everything I Wanted and More

I Went to Kebdet El Brince for the First Time and It Was Everything I Wanted and More

  I love kebda (liver) as much as the next person — probably even more — but never in my life have I ever thought of braving up and heading to Imbaba to try their ever-so popular Kebdet El Brince.   There wasn’t any particular reason why I’ve never been there before; it was merely […]

Cairo Neighborhood Guide: Zamalek

Cairo Neighborhood Guide: Zamalek

by Charley Parker

Welcome to the first installment of my Cairo Neighborhood Guides Series! Today we’ll (virtually) travel to the ‘hood of Zamalek, where we’ll check out all the cool places to eat, drink and relax. I’ve interviewed several locals to get their input on what they think is the best Zamalek has to offer.     O’s […]

11 Underrated Egyptian Artists You Seriously Need to Know Right Now

11 Underrated Egyptian Artists You Seriously Need to Know Right Now

By Lana Helmy

This year, Egypt recorded a population of 93,383,574. It won’t be a surprise at all if I claim that among this about-to-be-a-billion civilization resides millions of homegrown talents and artists who might not be visible or appreciated in the dramatically busy days of our lives –pun intended. So let’s take a moment to appreciate those artists, […]

11 Signs You Were Born and Raised in Lebanon

11 Signs You Were Born and Raised in Lebanon

By Laurine Heidar

Lebanon is a tiny country with a long history of conflicts. Lebanon, green from the outside but flaming on the inside. In Lebanon, you can become anything you want and you have the freedom to express yourself. In Lebanon, you do it yourself. Lebanon, a place where you live in a tiny apartment with no […]

Zedified: Ramadan Fashion Roundup

Zedified: Ramadan Fashion Roundup

By Radwa El Ziki

Ramadan isn’t over yet. Before we dive into the summer season, we still have to pull through another week of events and gatherings. If you are in the same situation as I am, I am out of Ramadan outfits. I’m done. While I was searching for quick fixes, I came across local designers that are […]

8 Reasons to Go Local on Your Travels

8 Reasons to Go Local on Your Travels

You can tell the difference between a traveler and a tourist through their travel style. Do they use taxis or the metro and buses? Do they eat at well-known food chains or fancy restaurants or at local ones? Do they go off the beaten path or always choose to visit the main landmarks? Do they […]

Locally “moda”

The word “moda” just pisses me off. Through years of collecting Vogue, obsessing about Fashion Week and going to extreme (maybe kind of sick) measures in shopping, I’ve realized that there is nothing technically “moda.” What’s on the runway is completely different than what is on high street. What’s on the high street differs from […]