Double Take – Whirling Dervish

Double Take – Whirling Dervish

Some weeks just feel crazy, like you are spinning. This week was one of them for me. It reminded me of a Whirling Dervish performance I saw on a Nile Cruise in Egypt three years ago! I will never forget this dancer  turning round and round and round, perfectly on...
Double Take – Egypt Markets

Double Take – Egypt Markets

I have never experienced a market atmosphere like the ones I encountered in Egypt. These legendary open-air markets are called “Souqs” and are an amazing experience – as long as you have a sense of humour and patience! Immediately, as a tourist, you...
Double Take – Camels!

Double Take – Camels!

One of my favourite things about my trip to Egypt in 2010 was the sight of camels everywhere we went. I felt a bit like a little kid whenever I saw them, they are still so exotic to me. Yes, I did ride one in the most touristy of places (the pyramids) in the most...
Habibi!

Habibi!

I met some great people on my trip to Egypt… incluing my egyptian tour guide Walid who started every day asking me, “how are you today, habibi?” Habibi (hah-bee-bee) is an Arabic word that literally means my beloved, but is commonly used as a...

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