egyptian cuisine nicole baster

Egyptian Cuisine: What It Says About the Country’s History

As an Egyptian, food is everything. You bring a plate of konafa to your aunt’s house when she invites you for a feast of hammam mahshi and rokak. You meet your friends over kushari...
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A Guide to Religious Monuments in Old Cairo

Cairo, or Al Qahera as it’s known in Arabic, means “the conquerer.” It is an ancient city where countless religions have resided. From the time of the pharaohs to modern, Islamic Cairo, a piece...
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A Guide to Exploring Egypt Underwater

The wonderful land of Egypt is home of one of the most enigmatic and fascinating ancient cultures in the world. With its pyramids and timeless temples, it has always attracted flocks of tourists for...
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A Comprehensive Guide to Egyptian Temples

The architecture of Ancient Egypt has fascinated explorers for thousands of years. By glorifying their achievements, their families, and their gods with magnificent temples, the pharaohs have allowed us to walk in their world...
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Egypt’s New Pharaoh is a Soccer Player

No one can better sum up Egypt’s relationship with their national soccer team than goalkeeper Essam el-Hadary, who last summer became the oldest player to ever appear at a World Cup: “In Egypt we...
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Egyptian Archaeology: A Walk Through Luxor with My Father

Luxor Temple is located in the south of Egypt in the city of Luxor. The temple was known in ancient times as "Ipet ryset" (the southern sanctuary) and it was built with sandstone from...
The Nile River

Why a Nile River Cruise is the Best Way to See Egypt

Without a meandering cruise down the fabled Nile River — with its arid banks and temple-strewn shores — a trip to Egypt simply wouldn't be complete. From Cairo in the north to Aswan in...
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Rowing Down the Nile: An Interview with Author Rosemary Mahoney

Rosemary Mahoney is the author of "Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff," which was among the National Book Critic's Circles's Best Books of 2007. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship,...
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Is It Safe to Travel to Egypt?

‘What am I doing?’ I thought. ‘I can’t believe I left without my boyfriend.’ I was about a ten-minute walk from our hotel. The WiFi had gone out in the building and we had no...

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