Monthly Archives: October 2012

A race for the cure: Fight against breast cancer begins with awareness

For the first time in Egypt and the Arab world last Saturday, 40 rowers competed in a race to increase awareness about breast cancer and support those with the disease.

As part of the annual International Breast Cancer Awareness Month …

Sun, sand, sea and dance: Hurghada

Sun, sand, sea and dance: Hurghada

The budding dance community on the Egyptian Red Sea is becoming more popular as the host for small, exotic, inexpensive dance getaways for both the experienced and the novice dancer. And the close proximity of Hurghada to Europe and other …

Hookah at home: You can get food, drink and medicine delivered — so why not shisha?

There is no lack of shisha places in Cairo. Restaurants and cafes market themselves with strange designs and lucrative new flavor mixes to grab the attention of new clientele, but one domain was left unexplored: delivery.

We live in a …

Kitesurfing on the Red Sea

Kitesurfing on the Red Sea

The contrast of the intense blues of the ocean with the rich rusts and ochres of the sand and the vivid reds, browns and purples of the distant mountains are a visual feast no kiter soon forgets, even more so …

In conservative climate, some fear greater tolerance of female circumcision

The day a girl is circumcised is often remembered as her “black day,” according to the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood.

In recent years, there have been fewer “black days” for girls under 18, but about 95.5 percent of …