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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...

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,...

Friday Photo: Cairo Kids Doing What They Do Best

Friday Photo: Cairo Kids Doing What They Do Best November 5, 2010 | Photo Friday | Read More
Which means, being… naughty? Too strong. Boisterous? Yup, that about covers it. The kids here crack me up. They are a complete handful, and can act somewhat spoiled, but they are so full of energy it’s hard not to warm to them. This group are on their school minibus, which – luckily...

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...

Photo Friday: Getting All Pharaonic at the Pharaonic Village

Photo Friday: Getting All Pharaonic at the Pharaonic Village July 3, 2010 | Photo Friday, Things to Do | Read More
It’s great when you have friends visit that have visited Cairo before. They’ve done all the top tourist sites of Cairo, so you can concentrate on having a good time. When my friend Juliette came to stay, we decided to go ham it up at the Pharaonic Village. I’ve blogged briefly about...
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