Category Archives: Slideshows

Alexandria wandering

Walking along the Corniche of Alexandria is one of the great pleasures of this city, especially at sunrise and in the early hours of the day. Stroll from the Library to the Fort and you may see cats waiting for … Continue reading

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Christmas with a difference

I will write more here soon about this Christmas season, which has been very different for me compared to previous Christmas times in Egypt. Sharm el Sheikh is such an international community, that Christmas is much more celebrated here than … Continue reading

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Rain and rainbows (and snow in Egypt!)

Winter is here. Yesterday, Friday 13th, Cairo had snow for the first time in 112 years, Alexandria had snow, St Catherine’s, which is not far from here in the Sinai Mountains, had snow, and Sharm had icy winds, rain and … Continue reading

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Bedouin face veils collection

Red C Villas and Apartments in Dahab (see previous post) does not have rooms decorated with the paintings on papyrus or fanciful images of pyramids and palms that you find in too many Egyptian hotels and accommodations. Instead they have … Continue reading

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Red C Villas and Apartments, Dahab with a difference

If you are looking for somewhere special to stay and have never considered Dahab, this slideshow may make you think again. Dahab offers a laid back atmosphere, a spread of cafes and restaurants, great scuba diving and snorkeling, and a … Continue reading

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Orientalism, advertising and fashion

Advertising really makes me laugh sometimes. Orientalism and fantasies of Egypt and the desert are not confined to centuries past. We see these fantasy images in films, music videos and fashion magazines as well as in advertising. Now a cosmetics … Continue reading

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Cairo – special places revisited

Next month it will be 20 years since I first visited Egypt and first experienced the pyramids, Citadel of Salah Al-Din and Mosque of Mohammad Ali, Saqqara and the step pyramid. And it is 10 years since I have visited … Continue reading

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