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10 reasons why you can’t help falling in love with Egypt.

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why you can’t help falling in love with Egypt.

Egypt is one of those controversial countries. It drives you mad at the same moment it sweeps you off with its many charms. This is not a sentimental patriotic article. Baby we are talking everyday facts.

Here you go:

Novotel Cairo El Borg

Novotel Cairo El Borg

1-“7alawet shamsena”  The Sun  in Egypt is just perfectly warm almost all year. It shines on your soul gently and warmly, plus it’s for Free!  you cant find this pleasantly  warm sun any where else not in Europe  , nor the far east  or America nop.

Egyptians celebrate Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Egyptians celebrate Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

2- Street festival probably in other countries they have to prepare for it months ahead, and surly it costs a fortune . But, only in Egypt, you can enjoy daily street festival that is spontaneous, reality show like, and for free. Egyptian people are the stars of the show from the concierge to the newspaper guy who doesn’t sell as much but still blocks the pavement.  Leading stars of the show are the valet guy “ el sayes” , beggars , and the micro-bus driver. Our street festival is all about surprises as you can meet everything on your way from a wide range of animals that share the street with you to the most comedy sarcastic incidents.

Hamam mahshy

Hamam mahshy

3-  Come on guys, Egypt is the only exclusive place to eat pigeons “ Hamam “ from  “ Farahat” the famous restaurant, or Koshary  from “ Abu Tarek”. And many other Egyptian  exclusive trademarks.

4-  What about “elgebna el rumy “ i.e. Rumy cheese? It’s an authentic Egyptian innovation that can take the world only if we knew how to market it the right way. Imagine with me melted rumy cheese  in  traditional “ balady” bread coming your  way straight from the toaster to join your precious intimate cup of tea with milk … Phenomenal ” ya basha” !

5- 24/7 ongoing activities. Egypt, especially Cairo is famous for staying up all night. You never run out of various fun activities to do all day and all night. Plus it’s safe. Practically speaking, it is really safe to walk around Cairo streets day and night, and I’m talking out of a young single female personal experience.

6- Best place for moody people. If you are one moment the night life guru and the next moment you are all about museums and history, then it’s your destination.  If you are the opera / classic music type then suddenly switch to traditional markets shopping or enjoying the local crowd scene, you got it. You name it, meditation, casinos, video games cafes, Nile rides you got it all.

7- You can always go swimming in Egypt, any time of the year. If you didn’t know, now you do. If it’s summer time you head towards the north coast and the Mediterranean Sea. In winter time your destination will be the Red sea and the mineral springs in the Egyptians oasis. Baring in mind, that you will always have a variety of options that suits your budget.

8- It’s  not about the money. No matter how much you got in your pockets you will always be able to have fun.  From the international and local five stars restaurants and clubs to a free walk by the charming Nile at night. You can always grab sweet potatoes on the go in winter time or barbecued corn in summer from hawkers and many other delicious options that don’t cost much. Or choose to enjoy a cheap cruise in the Nile for not more than 5 LE ,or  go for a fancy one that costs up to 500 LE. It’s  all about the choices you make to please yourself.

9- Laughter from the heart. Nowhere else on earth you will find people who generate laughter from every single detail of their own lives even sad ones.  Weather it is good or bad times Egyptians are genuine comedy nation and what is great about it, is that you can’t help joining in.

10-  You are never alone in Egypt. Aside from the street crowd Egyptians are intimate people. Where will you ever find your aunt grabbing you by from your checks and calling you “ Hamada,, nanoos khalto” in the middle of the street.  Or, when meeting with your fiancé, every single uncle and auntin the family will make sure to mention how many times you did wet your pants and theirs as well. The bond you have with kiosk next to your house. Even if you are a visitor, Egyptians will embrace you to feel you are really one of them.

The list can go on and on, but the most magical point of all, is that only a country like Egypt can give you hope. With all the nonsense, conflicts, traffic, even poverty going on, you find people who made it. They succeeded with their lives. Most importantly, you will always see people smiling.

“ 7elwa ya balady”

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Mona Zaki Awarded With a Dubai Star

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Stars from across the world have gathered today at a press conference for the opening of ‘The Dubai Stars‘ Walkway, and our own Egyptian talented Mona Zaki has been awarded a star in recognition of her outstanding career.

The Dubai Stars recognizes the world’s highest achievers in a walk-able tribute in the city’s Downtown area.

Mona Zaki shared on her official Instagram account a picture with Balqees and Sonam Kapoor, during the Dubai Stars Conference that was held earlier today and another with her award.

 

On the official page of the Dubai Stars, a video was posted explaining the reason behind awarding superstar Mona Zaki, saying “Leading star in the Arab world, won the Best Actress Award at the Murex d’Or, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Congratulations Mona Zaki.”

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Farida Osman and Rana El-Kaliouby Make it to ‘BBC 100 Women 2019’ List

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BBC 100 Women 2019,”is a recently published list by the BBC that sheds the light on the most influential women of the world through highlighting their achievements, in an attempt to answer the question of “What would the future look like if it were driven by women?”

The list included 15 names from Arab countries which makes 15% of the list influential Arab women, of those Arabs are two incredibly strong and ambitious Egyptian women, Farida Osman and Rana El Kaliouby. 

Rana El Kaliouby is an Egyptian scientist, and as the co-founder and CEO of the MIT startup Affectiva, she has contributed greatly in the fields of facial expression recognition research and technology development. Her company now has 2 million faces in its repository, which is the world’s largest facial emotion repository.

Farida Osman, the Egyptian swimmer who we have been praising her career since 2017 following her first individual title at the NCAA. The athlete holds the African record in the 50-meter freestyle race and the Egyptian records for the 100-meter freestyle and butterfly races. She never failed to leave us in awe and this year, BBC recognizes Osman for her bronze medal victory at the World Swimming Championship. 

Congratulations to both ladies for landing their rightful places in such a prestigious list, among the world’s most inspiring women!

 

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It’s Official: Bella Hadid Is The Most Beautiful Woman in the World

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Palestinian Supermodel Bella Hadid has officially been declared as the most beautiful woman in the world according to a Harley Street plastic surgeon who used an ancient mathematical formula to prove it.

Dr. Julian De Silva utilized an ancient Greek formula, known as the Golden Ratio of Phi, that was used in the past by the Greeks in measuring beauty and analyzing faces to solve mysteries behind a beautiful face.

Now according to this technique used, Bella Hadid came on top of the list even beating Beyoncé who came in second followed by Gigi Hadid, Katy Perry, Amber Heard, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Kate Moss, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, and Cara Delevingne.

According to the calculations done by De Silve, Haidid’s facial proportions were found to be 94.35% ‘accurate’ according the Golden Ratio of Beauty, making her the most beautiful face out of all the celebrities that followed her on the list.

Below is the top 10 most beautiful list:

1. Bella Hadid – 94.35%
2. Beyonce – 92.55%
3. Amber Heard – 91.85%
4. Ariana Grande – 91.81%
5. Taylor Swift – 91.64%
6. Kate Moss – 91.05%
7. Scarlett Johansson – 90.91%
8. Natalie Portman – 90.51%
9. Katy Perry – 90.08%
10.Cara Delevingne – 89.99%

I mean talk about beauty standards, am I right?

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