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Cairo Museum evaluation

Here I am with my travel girls in front of the Cairo Museum, home to the mummies, statues, artifacts, and gold you come to Egypt to see. Within the salmon-coloured walls of the building is where the red-haired mummy of … Continue reading

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While traveling Egypt I learned…

While traveling, there are things that you learn fast. For instance, how to convert Canadian dollars into Egyptian pounds, how to barter with cabdrivers in really bad Arabic, and how to walk through traffic with speeding cars, trucks, bikes, and … Continue reading

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Old Islamic Cairo

The word for “market” in Arabic is souk. A few blocks from the Arabian Nights hostel where I stayed in Cairo is the old souk called Khan el Khalili. It is a busy, colourful maze of, well, things. Silver trays, … Continue reading

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Egypt’s take on Pizza

Egyptian Pizza

Getting our protein from fried eggs on pizza! It’s always a surprise when ordering food without a menu in a different country. I apologize Abby and Brooke when I said, “I got this”. I don’t got this.

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First night in Cairo

It had only been a few hours since flying into Cairo and already it has been filled with scenic moments that would fit into a movie that has the history of the old world and the romance of a foreign … Continue reading

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The past, present, and the future

As a fifteen-year-old girl, the world really seemed like a big and wondrous place, and I had many dreams. I took a pen and wrote out a list of things I wanted to do in this life, like: swim with … Continue reading

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New lights in traditional Amman

The city of Amman is a textbook example of urban sprawl but it fails to follow the mainstream perceptions of life in an Arab country. Amman has its door open for places to go and people to meet. The population … Continue reading

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