Commonly known to all Arabs as Um AlDonya (mother of the world) is one of the oldest civilizations that is Egypt.
I visited Egypt last summer for the first time in my life. Some countries don’t need any introduction and Egypt is definitely one of them. I grew up highly influenced by Egyptian culture. Egyptian TV and cinema was and in a sense still is dominating the entertainment scene in the middle east. Egyptian dialect is familiar to our ears. In fact it actually unites Arabs.
I stayed in Sofitel Al Gizera waking up everyday to this amazing panoramic Nile view.
I really didn’t need any introduction or research specially since I have friends there who became my travel guides. It was a short trip but I did see plenty that makes me want to go back for more.
I spent couple of days in Cairo, toured the old Islamic city and attended the famous sufi Tanoora show.
Street food street food street food !
Egypt is one of the best places to go crazy on street food. Kushari, foul and taameya are some of the famous Egyptian street food you will find everywhere in Egypt. I loved Egyptian mango juice and also one of my favorite summer drinks is karkadeeh “hibiscus”.
One of the must stops in Cairo is Al Riffai Mosque. The last shah of Iran rests there.
I also really enjoyed visiting Al Shafie mosque and nearby royal cemetery.
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ولا كل من صافيته لك قد صفا إذا لم يكن صفو الوداد طبيعة فلا خير في خل يجيء تكلفا ولا خير في خل يخون خليله ويلقاه من بعد المودة بالجفا وينكر عيشاً قد تقادم عهده ويظهر سراً كان بالأمس قد خفا سلامٌ على الدنيا إذا لم يكن بها صديق صدوق صادق الوعد منصف #الإمام_الشافعي #القاهره #مصر #rshCairo #rshMisr #egypt #cairo #iphoneography #vscocam
Then I went with a friend to Alexandria what a change of scenery that was!
Alexandria the bride of the Mediterranean sea is one of the most beautiful Arab cities I have ever visited. It was very crowded as it was Eid holiday and school break. But still it was so beautiful. Highlight of my Alexandria trip was visiting king Farouq’s old palace known as Almuntazah.
I love train stations so I had to try to historical Alexandria tram.
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“تغرب عن الأوطان في طلب العلى وسافر ففي الأسفار خمس فوائـد تفريـج هـم واكتسـاب معيشـةٍ وعلـمٍ وآدابٍ وصحبـة مـاجـد" من ديوان الإمام الشافعي Benefits of Travel. From the Diwan of Imam al-Shafi'i Become a stranger in a new land, seeking new heights And travel! For in travel are five benefits: Relief of hardship, livelihood, knowledge, manners, and glorious companionship. #rshCairo #rshMisr #cairo #egypt #streetphotography #vsco #vscocam #vscolovers
Stanley Bridge is one the most famous landmarks of Alexandria.
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