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Trip: Misr

There are [5] stories from my trip: Misr

Mathaf al Zar'i al A'lamy

EGYPT | Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 | Views [779]

The Egyptian Museum of Agriculture* - Mathaf al Za'ri al Masri – was built in 1934 and has ever descended thereafter into a twilight gloom of dust and neglect. These days it is a museum piece in itself. Display cases emptied by the slow actions of ... Read more >


EGYPT | Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | Views [557]

Although he does not live there M______ stays with his friend A____ in Tibah, 15 km east of Luxor. A____ studies at the nearby Faculty of Art. His paintings are easily the best thing in the college, though staff and students alike disparage ... Read more >


EGYPT | Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | Views [559]

The tourist trade describes three paths through the commercial and social landscape of Luxor. The first, the ruins of the Middle Kingdom capital of Thebes, are what brought European travellers here in the 18th and 19th centuries, and made the fortunes ... Read more >


EGYPT | Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010 | Views [736] | Comments [1]

Cairo was closed last week for the Eid Holiday. Eid al-Adha, or as it is known in Pakistan, Bakra Eid. Bakra. The goat. For the holiday celebrates the intended sacrifice, at God's behest, of Abraham's son Isaac. A sacrifice averted by the substitution, ... Read more >

United Republic

EGYPT | Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | Views [456]

Although the United Arab Republic – Nasser's vision of a pan Arab state - is long since dead, having only briefly bound Egypt and Syria in uneasy union, an echo remains of that ill starred dream. It is found, in all places, in an annex to the Cairo ... Read more >