Articles by Pharaonick

Links for reliable news sources on Egyptian uprising

Links for reliable news sources on Egyptian uprising January 31, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Guardian live news blog Daily News Egypt Al Masry Al Youm The Arabist Al Jazeera live feed Follow the #Jan25 hash tag on twitter. As well as the publications mentioned above, there are loads of good tweeters. Here’s 10 to start you off: @3arabawy @Sarahcarr @Jilliancyork @ianinegypt @bencnn @fustat @RamyRaoof @Tom_El_Rumi...

Governments advise against travel to Egypt

Governments advise against travel to Egypt January 31, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Given the uprising in Egypt, it’s not surprising that governments are issuing warnings to their citizens to avoid non-essential travel to the country. Here is the current advice from the US State Department, from the UK Foreign Office, and from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and...

Events in Cairo Week Beginning 23rd January 2011

Events in Cairo Week Beginning 23rd January 2011 January 24, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Here’s my pick of the best craic going down in Cairo this week. For fuller listings, check out iCroc.com (also available on your mobile), the Cairo Live Events Guide, and Cairo360.com. Monday Cairo-based band Bikya playing a mixture of acoustic sounds and electronica at the Cairo Jazz Club. 10:30pm...

Events in Cairo Week Beginning 16th January 2011

Events in Cairo Week Beginning 16th January 2011 January 17, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Here’s my pick of the best craic going down in Cairo this week. For fuller listings, check out iCroc.com (also available on your mobile), the Cairo Live Events Guide, and Cairo360.com. Monday Aida – 140 Years of Fine Art, at the Cairo Opera House. Celebrating the 140th anniversary of the first performance...

Garraya Album Launch Party 12th January 2011

Garraya Album Launch Party 12th January 2011 January 11, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Cairo-born musician Maurice Louca, co-founder of the band Bikya, releases his debut solo album Garraya this month. To celebrate, there is a release party and concert at the Rawabet Space for Performing Arts, next to the Townhouse Gallery, from 8:00pm on 12th January 2011. Be there! Note: Photo taken...

Events in Cairo Week Beginning 9th January 2011

Events in Cairo Week Beginning 9th January 2011 January 9, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
There’s some interesting music and dance in Cairo this week. Here’s a suggestion of what to do each evening. For fuller listings, check out iCroc.com (also available on your mobile), the Cairo Live Events Guide, and Cairo360.com. Sunday Jazz and World Music fusion band Eftekasat playing at the Cairo...

Friday Photo: Shadow of the Cairo Tower

Friday Photo: Shadow of the Cairo Tower January 7, 2011 | Photo Friday | Read More
Today’s photo is a picture of the shadow cast by the Cairo Tower onto the ground below. This 187 meter high granite tower offers spectacular views over Cairo, as long as the weather is clear. If you’re lucky, you can see all the way from the pyramids in the west to the Muqattam hills in the...

Events in Cairo Week Beginning 2nd January 2011

Events in Cairo Week Beginning 2nd January 2011 January 2, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Here’s my pick of the best craic going down in Cairo this week. For fuller listings, check out iCroc.com (also available on your mobile), the Cairo Live Events Guide, and Cairo360.com. Sunday Bashir playing contemporary versions of traditional Upper Egyptian folkloric music at After Eight. 10:00 pm...

Friday Photo: At the Cairo Camel Market

Friday Photo: At the Cairo Camel Market December 31, 2010 | Photo Friday | Read More
This photo was taken at the Birqash Camel Market, just outside of Cairo. Friday is the main market day, when thousands of camels are sold by auction to farmers, butchers, and people involved in the tourist industry. The camel pictured is to be sold for meat rather than riding or work – you can...

Egyptian Museum of Civilization to Open Next Year

Egyptian Museum of Civilization to Open Next Year December 30, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
According to this report by Al Masry Al Youm, Farouk Hosni – Egyptian Minister of Culture – recently announced that the new Egyptian Museum of Civilization will be opened in September 2011. The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is situated in Fustat, not far from the Religion Compound...