Pyramids of Giza

by J on May 29, 2011

 

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شرم الشيخ و دهب

by J on March 19, 2011

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١- بوسّا

by J on January 24, 2011

١- بوسّا

بوسّا كان من أفريقية, المؤرخين مش عارفين إمتى اتولد بوسّا. تجار العبيد أخدوا بوسّا من أفريقية لبربادوس. هو كان بيشتغل عبد في مزرعة

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العشر أبطال الوطنين من بربادوس

في ابريل ١٩٩٨ حكومة بربادوس عملت يوم للأنطال

العشرة الوطنية البطلة هم

بوسى ١٨١٦
سارة إن جبل ١٧٦٥ – ١٨٦٦
سامويل جاكمان برسكوض ١٨٠٦ – ١٨٧١
دكتور سارلس دنكان اُنيل ١٨٧٩ – ١٩٣٩
كلمنت أسبورن بايني ١٩٠٤ – ١٩٤١

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The Western Desert

by J on December 15, 2010

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5 hours by bus from Cario’s Turgoman Bus Station is the beginning of Egypt’s Western Desert. 1,100,000 square kilometres of complete nothingness. The area is populated with a small number of Bedouin tribes who continue to adhere to the traditional nomadic lifestyle despite the encroachment of the modern World.

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Sinai

December 14, 2010

Photos from somewhere within the 60000 square kilometres of the Sinai Peninsula. Taken from a collection spanning 5 months of backwards and forwards travel between Turgoman Bus Station in Cairo and the various stops along the red sea coast.

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Citadel

September 23, 2010

I took a break from working and studying to go explore the citadel in the Islamic district of Cairo. The views of Cairo are beautiful especially if you can avoid the various tourist touts trying to sell refreshments at massively inflated prices (15 LE for a can of coke for example).

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Coptic Cairo

July 9, 2010

Coptic Cairo is situated in the Old City of Cairo and has long been an enclave of Christianity in the Arab World. Developments in infrastructure mean that Coptic Cairo is now easily accessible via the metro (Mar Girgis) and bus services, but this does have downsides as the whole area is packed with bus loads [...]

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Arrival in Cairo

June 26, 2010

Although not part of the ‘Levant’ in the strictest terms I have decided to spend the summer in Cairo due to visa problems in Syria, therefore the scope of this ‘blog’ will change to include Egypt. For my first few weeks in Cairo I have rented an apartment in the Dokki district on the west [...]

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Arabic Literature

March 3, 2010

Recently I have been trying to find some Arabic literature that has been translated into English that goes beyond the normal One Thousand and One Nights. A quick search and I have stumbled onto this fantastic resource maintained by M. Lynx Qualey which contains an up to date record of Arabic literature that has been [...]

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