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Sharm el Sheikh winter, and some moments of warmth and happiness

today I am catching up on January by adding several posts, so if you don’t want to miss anything or get half the story, flip back and forwards for all posts dated 26 January. We are now over the worst … Continue reading

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Ancient stone tombs of Sinai

January has skipped past and I have had some travel adventures, so I will catch up with several posts today. On January 9 and 10, I traveled into the Sinai desert to the yearly camel race between the two Nuweiba … Continue reading

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Design exhibition looks to the future, with inspiration from Egyptian heritage

If you are interested in the future of design and in Egyptian cultural traditions, the exhibition Design Is a Verb! is an essential experience. Opened in Alexandria this week, Design Is A Verb! continues to 4 August so if you … Continue reading

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New Hermopolis Cultural Village – a home and destination for Egyptian culture and creativity

This looks fascinating? amazing? where and what is this place? well the ideas behind this place are even more wonderful. New Hermopolis Cultural Village is an inspired project, but project is such an inadequate word to describe its aims and … Continue reading

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Egyptian design moves forward, with respect for the past

People come to Egypt to see the antiquities, to sail on the Nile, for pilgrimage, and many more reasons connected to the past and history. But some of the most exciting things to see in Egypt are about Egypt NOW. … Continue reading

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Architecture in Siwa

Siwa is known for its traditional houses made of earth/salt (kershef) with palm and olive wood roofs, but now most homes are of standard Egyptian building materials – breeze block covered in concrete, some red brick, with concrete floors and … Continue reading

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