Portuguese Legend Manuel Jose Takes over Wadi Degla’s Soccer Schools

Portuguese Legend Manuel Jose Takes over Wadi Degla’s Soccer Schools

  Last Wednesday, the Egyptian football scene witnessed a massive surprise by Wadi Degla Sporting Club. That announcement included the appointment of sports tycoon Manuel Jose as their new technical adviser for Wadi Degla’s Soccer Schools.   Anyone who knows basic football would tell you that, appointing the Portuguese legend as the technical adviser for […]

Lanidor: Portugal’s Leading Women’s Fashion Brand Opens in Citystars

Lanidor: Portugal’s Leading Women’s Fashion Brand Opens in Citystars

    As winter approaches and luxury brands set out to release their latest fashion must-haves, other brands decide to surprise Cairo with a big visit, or should we say, stay. Last week saw the grand opening of the leading women’s fashion brand in Portugal, Lanidor, that took Citystars by storm.     The Portuguese […]

The World Stands With Palestine

The World Stands With Palestine

Since many governments have remained silent about Israel’s ongoing siege on Gaza, people from all over the world  decided to take it into their own hands (literally). The latest, simplest way of showing their support  has been by writing “I stand with Palestine” on the same hand holding their passport and sharing it on social […]

16 Epic Moments from the World Cup Group Stage

16 Epic Moments from the World Cup Group Stage

1. The Flying Dutchman   2. The Champions’ Defeat   3. Japanese Being Japanese   4. The first real use of goal line technology   5. Ochoa was for sure watching this as a kid…   6. Rooney scores his first goal after three World Cups   7. Costa Rica qualifies for the Knockout Round […]

World Cup Round Two for Those of You Living Under a Rock

World Cup Round Two for Those of You Living Under a Rock

Here we go again! The second round of the group stage began on Tuesday the 17th of June, with host nation Brazil facing off against Mexico. The Brazilians were able to keep the Mexican offense at bay, while the Mexican goalkeeper Ochoa (nominated Budweiser Man of the Match) repeatedly denied any chance of a Brazilian […]

World Cup Second Round Wrap Up and Predictions

Wow! What a second round. Now that’s a World Cup worth the late sleep every day. With even more surprises than the first round, which we didn’t expect at all, let’s review what happened in the second and look ahead to what we are now expecting from each group.   Group A Mexico earned a […]

World Cup First Round Surprises

World Cup First Round Surprises

Now that the first round of the World Cup is over and Brazil and Mexico opened the second round with a thrilling match – which ended in a goalless draw thanks to Mexico’s brilliant goalkeeper Ochoa – let’s revisit the highlights from the first round:   Neymar Celebrating Like a Brazilian Brazil won 3-1 with […]

My First Football Experience

My First Football Experience

The Champions League Final

Being an Egyptian, it seems to come as a surprise that I never liked football. Like never. Actually I never took interest enough to watch one single match. Never been to a stadium. Not even for the African League, no. The way I saw it, football for me was like fishing, you wait and wait […]

Tasting the Wine of Douro Valley, Northern Portugal

Tasting the Wine of Douro Valley, Northern Portugal

“Life is good. But wine is better” -Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet With a long weekend ahead of me and time off school, I went on a trip to Douro Valley in Northern Portugal. It’s a heavenly place of vineyards where wine and port creators cultivate their produce. Portugal is full of hidden treasures that not […]

Lost in Portugal

Lost in Portugal

Egypt is like that abusive, cruel, insensitive boyfriend. That bad boyfriend that you have to leave. But then you realize that no other boyfriend is any better, no matter how handsome or smart… or non-Arab? I left Egypt all angry and disgusted at my own people. At our mentality and thoughts. At the way we […]