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Cairo’s Zabaleen Hit Hard by Global Economic Crisis

Cairo’s Zabaleen Hit Hard by Global Economic Crisis December 20, 2010 | What's New | Read More
An interesting article by the Daily News Egypt shows how hard communities such as Cairo’s Zabaleen were hit by the global economic crisis. The article boils the continuing struggles of the Zabaleen down to three main points: Lower prices for processed / recycled garbage, caused by the economic crisis...

Events in Cairo Week Beginning 19th December 2010

Events in Cairo Week Beginning 19th December 2010 December 19, 2010 | Events | Read More
Cairo isn’t the most Christmas-y city in the world, but there’s still some good stuff going on this week. And with The Nutcracker at the Opera House and a set Christmas meal at Cairo Jazz Club (complete with Riff Band), you can still get your dose of festive cheer. For fuller listings, check...

Friday Photo: Arabic Calligraphy in the Street of the Tentmakers

Friday Photo: Arabic Calligraphy in the Street of the Tentmakers December 17, 2010 | Photo Friday | Read More
Today’s Friday Photo is of an artist in the Street of the Tentmakers, just south of Bab Zwayla on al-Muizz li-Din Allah street. This market is where artists make colorful applique wall hangings, cushion covers and so on that would traditionally have been used to decorate Arabic tents. Nowadays,...

Ten Tweeps You Should Follow to Find Out What’s Going On in Cairo

Ten Tweeps You Should Follow to Find Out What’s Going On in Cairo December 16, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
If you’re visiting Cairo, you’ll want to know what’s happening in the city. These ten organizations tweet about events you may want to check out. Some of the accounts are still establishing themselves, but are worth following nonetheless. In a later post, I’ll follow up with...