Category Archives: Cairo

WAKING UP NEXT TO THE PYRAMIDS

Visiting Egypt will always be an unforgettable experience, but when you see the Great Pyramid of Giza  from your bed when you open you eyes it takes a few minute to become reality, to make you realize you are not  dreaming. Waking up next … Continue reading

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CAIRO – LIVING AMONG THE DEAD

The incessantly honking cars on Cairo’s street don’t slow down or stop their horns to pay their respect when passing El Arafa –  The City of the Dead. I was astounded to see a graveyard (4 miles long) be part of  this vibrant metropolis … Continue reading

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SLEEPING ON THE JOB – EGYPT’S DAILY LIFE

IF YOU DON’T CARE HOW COMFORTABLE YOU ARE,  A RIDE ON A CAMEL IS AN ADVENTURE BUT I THINK TO SLEEP ON ONE YOU MUST BE AN EGYPTIAN POLICEMEN! FORTUNATELY FOR HIM THE CAMEL IS WIDE AWAKE! More from Egypt … Continue reading

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CAIRO – EATING WITH NAPOLEON III AND EMPRESS EUGENIE

Eating is really not the right word when going to the Saraya Gallery – Dining describes it better. And once you are in the restaurant I wonder if the French food they serve is what will impress you most. The restaurant is part of the Cairo … Continue reading

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PYRAMIDS WITHOUT YANNI AND WITHOUT SUNSHINE

The sun doesn’t always shine and Yanni doesn’t always play! Never had I seen Amun Ra, the Sun God, hide his golden, warm rays behind dark clouds developing into a thunderstorm, strong winds, and rain. I only knew the Pyramids bathed in sunshine … Continue reading

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YANNI’S CONCERT FOR THE PHARAOHS

THIS YEAR IT IS TWENTY TWO YEARS AGO SINCE YANNI PLAYED HIS FAMOUS CONCERT AT THE ACROPOLLIS IN ATHENS   — AND NOW HE IS PERFORMING AT THE PYRAMIDS!!! —- SINCE FIRST HEARING HIS MUSIC I HAVE BEEN A GREAT FAN OF HIS AND I LOVE … Continue reading

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PICTURE OF THE DAY – UNUSUAL COMPANY

While having a glass of wine on the terrace of my hotel in Cairo, I had unexpected company! More from Egypt soon                                   Brigitte

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CAIRO’S TESTIMONY TO THE RECENT PAST

At the time of Egypt’s revolution on the 25th of January 2011 President          Hosni Mubarak’s Political Headquarters were torched, leaving to this day an empty, black ghost-like structure. It towers over the Nile and the Egyptian Museum close by – so … Continue reading

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EGYPT’S DAILY LIFE – SNEAKERS

SNEAKERS LIKE JEANS HAVE CONQUERED THE WORLD  —— BUT NOT THE MOSQUES. THEY HAVE TO BE LEFT OUTSIDE LIKE ANY FOOTWEAR DID BEFORE THEM. ….AND THESE SNEAKERS ARE WAITING FOR THEIR OWNERS  IN FRONT OF THE SULTAN HASSAN’S MOSQUE IN CAIRO. ELECTRIC … Continue reading

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IRANIAN – EGYPTIAN CONNECTION

Our headlines are dominated these days by IRAN and other countries in the MIDDLE EAST – most of the news is about war, how to avoid it or accelerate it. But in one of Cairo’s Mosques, the Al-Rifa’i Mosque, built between 1869 AND 1912, we find … Continue reading

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