Desert Songs- Book Review

Desert Songs by Arita Baaijens, the once environmentalist Danish writer, photographer, and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, offers a picturesque journey to the heart of the deserts in Egypt and Sudan, a unique endeavor of skillfully narrating a spiritual, inward rather than a descriptive analysis of how life in the desert looks, feels, and goes like, if you ever, like the author did, decided to give up city life and give yourself in to the cosmic void of the deserts.

How to obtain or renew car license in Egypt

This post lists procedures and documents needed to obtain or renew car License, or transform ownership of a newly bought second hand vehicle in Cairo, highlighting many traffic services-related issues and new methods introduced to enhance citizens/ foreigners’ experience, such as traffic services provided through Egypt's Electronic Government's website.

Sakkara

Sakkara (Arabic: سقارة) is a very rich area comprising a good number of Pharonic monuments. It's located in Giza, Egypt , next to the great Giza pyramids. Sakkara includes 11 pyramids , no other place in Egypt has such number of pyramids situated in one single area. It's uniqueness however is not just ralted to having an exceptional number of pyramids, for it has also got many mastabas and tombs, of both noblemen and workers, that have been discovered on different expedition missions. Egyptologists are said to be expecting the discovery of more tombs in the area.

Nalchik

Lying in the middle of the Greater Caucasus mountains chain, among which is Mount Elbrus (highest mountain in Europe and a dormant volcano for the past 2,000 years), Nalchik stands out as the highest mountain in the chain, at an altitude estimated to be over 500 meters, with its west summit; Mt. Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe, standing at 5,642 metres. The city seems to be relatively quiet, even though it is close to the troubled border line between Russia and Georgia.

 

Youssuf Hassan Omar

Youssuf Omar 1

Dr. Youssuf Hassan Omar (Arabic: دكتور يوسف حسن عمر), (July 1907- April 1980) was an Egyptian Linguist and professor of Arabic Language who studied and taught at the prominent Al Azhar University for long years, during which he won a number of awards, held senior university and governmental positions and greatly contributed, through lectures and books he authored, to the overall development of Arabic Language studies and related sciences that left a credited impact in the religious teachings and education at the time.

ElMoez Lidinillah Street

Would you like to go on a journey in the past that could slide hundreds of years back in one trip?  See buildings jump from an era to era, observe them and even live in them? History makers and Owners of those buildings from every era invite you to examine their homes & business and giving you chance to whiteness their glory days and taste their way of living charm as a bonus.

Dakhla Oasis

Al Qasr Old City

Wadi Degla

Walking in Wadi Degla you can hear the silence; it has volume and weighs down on you, but in a totally positive way. You seem to drown in a pool of calmness and certainty seems like a second nature to you for a while. You are no longer in your wired existence (mobile and laptop). You just exist in a breathtakingly beautiful desert.

Wadi Degla is a 12km-long canyon that became a national park in 1999. It’s also a rustic natural area where people come to hike, bike and picnic on weekends.

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