Sahl Hasheesh: A Paradise Around The Corner

     Sometimes, paradise is a little closer than we think. Especially in a country like Egypt which boasts utterly pristine coastlines that...

Chicago, Guaranteed to Tantalize Your Taste Buds

 By Ola El SoueiniChicago is a city that has never been on my want-to-visit list. I was actually never interested to go there.  My...

Al Salih Talai A Suspended Fatimid Mosque

Initially, the mosque was planned to be a shrine to house the head of Al Hussein - grandson of prophet Mohamed (PBUH), which was brought from Askalon by the vizier. However, the caliph Al Faiz Bi Nasr Allah decided to place the head in a shrine in the Fatimid palace that was later destroyed. Currently, and on the same site, the shrine is incorporated in the mosque of Sayedna Al Hussein.

A Visit to Uzbekistan

I was very excited to join a trip to Uzbekistan and visit this area of Central Asia which we long heard of in legends and tales and studied certain parts of it in history lessons. I had an idea about the Silk Road, but to visit actual towns that were on the crossroad of the caravans from East to West is something different. You can still see these caravans, where the traders used to take a rest.

Paradise Lost?

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Oslo: The Green Capital

By Milla BalabanovaOslo is one of the largest European capitals; it covers an area of 450 square kilometers. Yet, it is one of the...

Dahab: Underwater

Written and Photographed By John PerkinsUnderwater, nothing is the same. Reds turn blue, gravity is a faint memory, you could be anywhere. Fish swim...

Cairo: Going Going Gone

Military Decree no. 7 of 1998 has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Council Court last January. It’s true; the ban against demolishing old...

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