Egypt

Sketching the World: Andrea Muñoz’ Travel Diary

When she was three years old, Andrea Muñoz’ mother gave her a pen to keep her occupied. She’s been drawing ever since. Now, there is a book Andrea keeps with her at all times, tucked...

Why We Travel: Lessons from the Islamic World

I’ve always felt comfortable in the Islamic world. My childhood years in the UAE gave me a familiarity and understanding of Islam, a religion based on peace. I've traveled back to this part of...

A Last-Minute Plane Ticket to Cairo

“Dozens Are Killed in Street Violence Across Egypt” “U.S. to temporarily shut down embassies around the world” These were the headlines as I was flying to the Middle East for my birthday in August, 2013. I...

Sinai: Where Colored Canyons Meet the Red Sea

Muhammed Ibrahim is a freelance cinematographer from Egypt who has always enjoyed travel photography.  Traveling to faraway untouched places--especially remote landscapes--allow him to trace his roots as a human being. He and his friends...

City Perspectives: Mostafa Arafa’s Cairo (Part II)

Mostafa Arafa (@mostafa22) continues to show us his unique perspective of his home city of Cairo, highlighting the diversity among its inhabitants and addressing changes he's seen since the Revolution of 2011. In Part I...

City Perspectives: Mostafa Arafa’s Cairo (Part I)

Mostafa Arafa (@mostafa22) shares his unique perspective of his home city of Cairo, Egypt in this week's City Perspectives.  How long have you lived in your city? What is your profession? I’ve lived in Cairo for...