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Middle East

Culture Shock: A Tattoo in Egypt That I Will Never Forget 

In a quiet, dusty alleyway in Coptic Cairo, a toddler, barely 3, cries mercilessly as he was forced to get a tattoo.

Egypt: The Rich, The Poor & The Resilient

If it weren’t for Lina, I wouldn’t have travelled to Egypt again. I had just visited 5 years ago, it was where I learnt that real solo backpacking as a¬†woman isn’t all that terrifying (though I was sexually harassed in Jordan right after that but that’s a whole different story.)

Egypt Is An Onion And Other Backpacking Surprises

Egypt is an onion. My biggest takeaway from backpacking Egypt twice in 5 years is that Egypt is an onion.

A Syrian Once Told Me

Don’t you want to go home for good? I asked.

The Proud Father In Egypt

The Citadel, Cairo, Egypt.

He was walking out of The Citadel as I walked in, carrying his baby carefully in his arms like she was a pot of gold. A white blanket rests gently on her head, shielding her from the vicious Egyptian sun.