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How To Dress When Visiting Cairo

How To Dress When Visiting Cairo October 21, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Since standards of personal modesty differ in Egypt to the West, visitors to Cairo often worry about what they should and shouldn’t wear. Whilst there are a few things to bear in mind, I think people get more worked up about this than necessary. I’ll set out what men and women in Egypt tend to wear,...

Events in Cairo Week Beginning 17th October 2010

Events in Cairo Week Beginning 17th October 2010 October 17, 2010 | What's New | Read More
One word this week: Kylie! OK, so there is some other stuff going on. The Cairo Jazz Mania Festival is running at the Citadel until the 19th, with performances by Jazz bands from around the world. Entrance is free, and the shows are meant to start at 7 pm. The Cairo International Festival for Experimental...

Events in Cairo Week Beginning 10th October 2010

Events in Cairo Week Beginning 10th October 2010 October 10, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
The Cairo International Circus Festival – mentioned in last week’s post – is still running all this week. Also, the Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre is taking place from 10th to 20th October at the Cairo Opera House. (Full details currently unavailable.) Here are some...

Friday Photo: Attaba Market Area

Friday Photo: Attaba Market Area October 8, 2010 | Photo Friday, Things to Do | Read More
It’s been a while, but here’s another Friday Photo offering. This is a picture of the Attaba market area taken from above, presumably from the al-Azhar flyover. The photo is CC licensed and was shot by tinou bao. Attaba is an insane area in Cairo, a series of interlinked markets where if...

Events in Cairo Week Beginning 3rd October 2010

Events in Cairo Week Beginning 3rd October 2010 October 4, 2010 | What's New | Read More
There’s a lot of sweet stuff going down in Cairo this week. Here’s a pick of some of the better bitties and bobbies. For fuller listings, check out iCroc.com (also available on your mobile) and Cairo360.com. Monday Arbabic pop band Wust El Balad playing at After Eight. 10 pm; minimum charge 60 LE. Tuesday The...

Useful Egyptian Phrases for Travelers to Cairo

Useful Egyptian Phrases for Travelers to Cairo September 23, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Arabic is a tough language to get your head – and tongue – around, but it’s well worth learning a few simple phrases for your trip to Cairo. The first thing you need to know is that there are different forms of Arabic. Classical Arabic is the language of the Qur’an. Modern Standard Arabic is...

Events in Cairo Week Beginning 19th September 2010

Events in Cairo Week Beginning 19th September 2010 September 19, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
There’s quite a bit going on in Cairo this week, including the 16th International Ismaelia Festival for Folkloric Arts running at the Cairo Opera House from 19th to 21st, and Andrea Bocelli performing at the Pyramids! Here’s my pick of the best craic doing down. For fuller listings, check...

How to Haggle Like a Black Belt

How to Haggle Like a Black Belt September 16, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Haggling is common in Egypt, as in much of the rest of the world, and it’s a given that shoppers will haggle over prices, especially – though not exclusively – in the bazaars. Some people love it and some people loathe it, but as a visitor to Cairo, you are gonna have to do it! The things tourists...

Eid al-Fitr in Cairo: The Skinny for Visitors

Eid al-Fitr in Cairo: The Skinny for Visitors September 8, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Eid al-Fitr is the festival that celebrates the end of Ramadan. “Eid” means celebration, festival or feast, so Eid al-Fitr translates as the festival of breaking the fast. (The other main Eid in Egypt is Eid al-Adha, the feast of the sacrifice, which happens later in the year.) Eid al-Fitr takes...

Cairo Events Week Beginning 5th September 2010-09-05

Cairo Events Week Beginning 5th September 2010-09-05 September 5, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
It’s the last week of Ramadan now, so there’s not a great deal going on this week. Here are a few options to check out. Eid al-Fitr – a three day celebration to mark the end of Ramadan – begins on Friday. For fuller listings, check out iCroc.com (also available on your mobile) and Cairo360.com. Sunday Ana...
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