85 posts tagged with egypt.
Displaying 1 through 50 of 85. Subscribe:

Staying safe & having fun in Cairo, Egypt

I will soon be spending a week by myself in Cairo. What should I do? What should I not do? In particular, I'm looking for live music and amazing food. [more inside]
posted by the bricabrac man on Oct 7, 2016 - 6 answers

Living long term in Cairo region

I have recently completed a move to Egypt, from Canada. I will be here at least two years. I would love any suggestions folks here have about Egypt, advice for new arrivals, getting set up/integrated towards long term living, old memories of visits, last minute travel recommendations, foods/places/people not to miss, and more. [more inside]
posted by infinite intimation on Sep 9, 2016 - 2 answers

Cheap and easy escape room props

Because my job is a big pile of awesomesauce, I get to help put together an escape room for a one-off event. The theme is ancient Egyptian, and I need some help figuring out to do a couple of the props on the cheap (if possible). [more inside]
posted by lollusc on May 21, 2016 - 10 answers

Contemporary/ Modern art in Cairo, Egypt

I'm off to Cairo in a couple of weeks and would appreciate any tips for looking at the art scene there, from museums and galleries to events and people of interest. I'm no expert but have found post 40's art to be a growing interest of mine.
posted by quarsan on Feb 17, 2016 - 4 answers

Can anyone identify this 1940s VIP

I would appreciate any help in identifying the man in the white hat inspecting troops (RAF) in Egypt c.1942/3. In other photographs taken on the same day he is seen holding a horsehair fly swat and has a binocular case over his shoulder. He must have been either a visiting Head of State, politician, diplomat or high profile entertainer. Thanks in advance.
posted by Petromyzon on Jan 22, 2016 - 7 answers

Track ID: Egyptian hiphop / trip vocoder track

Just got back from Hurghada and recorded a snippet of a track in a shop. We asked a local DJ to ID it but he wasn't able to (-it's old, like 2 years - all that stuff sounds the same) so I'm turning to the hive. [more inside]
posted by monocultured on Jan 13, 2016 - 2 answers

Were the Pyramids used to store grain?

Ben Carson stated his belief that the Pyramids of Giza were originally used to store grain, rather than royal corpses. I've never heard this hypothesis. Is there any archeological evidence to support this?
posted by jackypaper on Nov 5, 2015 - 25 answers

How much does the average person know about Akhenaten?

How familiar with Akhenaten/Amenhotep is the average (high school+ educated) person in North America? [more inside]
posted by Sternmeyer on Oct 21, 2015 - 63 answers

Best way to send money to Egypt?

One of the contributors to a magazine I edit lives in Egypt. We usually use PayPal or mail paper checks, but neither of those is an option in this case. What's the most reliable way to send money (to Egypt specifically) from the US? [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Apr 22, 2015 - 3 answers

I used to explore Egyptian tombs

but I can't remember what PC game circa 1990 I used to do it on. [more inside]
posted by Promethea on Mar 28, 2015 - 7 answers

Adventure, but not too much adventure

I am planning on going to Turkey at the end of November for just shy of two weeks and am looking for a couple of pieces of advice: Is a side trip to Cairo alone for two days a terrible decision? And are there lodgings in Istanbul where it is easy to meet other travelers that don't involve giant dorms and drunken twenty somethings? [more inside]
posted by HonoriaGlossop on Apr 22, 2014 - 2 answers

wanted: el erhabi

Recently I watched the comedy "Terrorism and Kebab" (Al-irhab wal kabab) on YouTube and fell in love with Adel Imam's acting. I desperately want to watch "The Terrorist" (El Irhabi) but I can't find it with English subtitles. Where can I find it? (I'd be happy to buy it). Also, I'd love to hear recommendations on other Adel Imam movies (or similar comedy films) that are readily available with subtitles. Thanks!
posted by koakuma on Mar 28, 2014 - 1 answer

Help me decide where to go on vacation.

I need advice on how to best plan my international vacation. Package deal or self made? Eastern Europe, Africa or Middle East? Someplace safe and easy to find my way around. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Jan 14, 2014 - 18 answers

International affairs

Where can I find good, solid articles on this year's revolution in Egypt, and the war in Syria, and their respective effect on international relations? [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on Nov 27, 2013 - 9 answers

Glamorous Cairo of the 1920s. Visual references, please?

Help! I need to know what high society Cairo looks like in the 1920s - the sophisticated, opulent, and fashionable - people and settings. More parties and interiors than architecture. It's really important that the references be of Egyptian people, not travelers visiting from abroad bringing their own style with them. But, if it was fashionable for the well-heeled to import furniture and clothing styles from Europe, that's important too. What does a party look like, and how would it differ from a party set in Paris or London? The things that are different are the things that are important. My best resource so far is the Egyptian Royalty pool on Flickr. That and Indiana Jones is all I've got. It's for a painting. Thanks!
posted by Lou Stuells on Oct 15, 2013 - 6 answers

Why are there numbers on this Egyptian flag?

I saw a poster showing a photo of a protest in Egypt. This image of an Egyptian flag was featured prominently. Why does it have numbers (0128648788) under the central bird motif? Is it a date? A phone number? The image is probably from an Al Jazeera website. The bird doesn't look quite like the official one, either. Is this the flag of some group other than the Egyptian state/
posted by Jasper Fnorde on Sep 16, 2013 - 2 answers

Alexandria - the reading list

I'm looking for solid histories of Alexandria (Egypt, not Virginia). Overviews are good, as are works more specifically social, intellectual, military, or economic. I'm particularly interested in ancient and Napoleonic information, but all suggestions are welcome! Web resources are welcome as well as print works; I have access to ILL and an academic library.
posted by catlet on Apr 26, 2013 - 4 answers

So why are you studying Arabic?

I am currently in my third year of university and am majoring in both Arabic and the International Studies: Middle East. I'm coming to the end of a year language immersion studying abroad and I am becoming worried because I don't have very specific goals for the future of my Arabic studies. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Apr 8, 2013 - 12 answers

80s young adult book about Egypt cats and angst

Help-me-remember-this-important-book-from-my-childhood-filter: Egypt, time travel, cats, and family dysfunction version. [more inside]
posted by palmcorder_yajna on Jan 4, 2013 - 4 answers

Egyptian Arabic Song Translation Needed....Haty Bosah Ya Bet

What does this Egyptian Arabic song mean in English? Listen to the song here. Thanks! : )
posted by thatgirl1985 on Nov 2, 2012 - 4 answers

Trying not to get kidnapped

Is it safe to travel to Egypt right now? [more inside]
posted by grak88 on Aug 20, 2012 - 8 answers

Did Mohamed Morsi really say these things?

Did Mohamed Morsi really say "The Koran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader, jihad is our path and death in the name of Allah is our goal"? [more inside]
posted by richb on Jun 26, 2012 - 12 answers

Arab Spring for beginners

Help me understand the Arab Spring. [more inside]
posted by geryon on May 23, 2012 - 2 answers

Writer researching ancient Egypt looking for assistance

I'm researching ancient Egypt for a Middle Grade book, and I'd love to find an expert or two whose brains I can pick. [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on May 10, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me get to know a Pharaoh

This podcast episode has kindled new interest for me in the life and times of Ramesses (or Ramses) II. What's the best single book to read for an engaging and informative portrait of the man and his kingship?
posted by Vectorcon Systems on Apr 6, 2012 - 2 answers

What does "yah soosah" and "yah habibti" mean in Arabic?

My dear Egyptian friend calls me "Yah Soosah" and "Yah Habibti." What does this mean? I'm pretty sure these are terms of endearment, but what do they mean? She said "yah soosah" is an old Egyptian word. Help me figure out the meaning of my new pet names. Thank you!!! : )
posted by thatgirl1985 on Mar 26, 2012 - 13 answers

Best place for bulk spices in Cairo?

Where is the best place in Cairo to purchase spices in bulk, assuming I can't speak Arabic and want a few hundred grams of, say, dukkah, saffron, sumac, anise, za'atar, or ras el hanout? Happy to go to a supermarket or something, but I'm also happy to attempt to bargain! [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Dec 23, 2011 - 4 answers

What's that thing on their heads?

What is this weird (quasi?)-Egyptian headdress. [more inside]
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick on Sep 11, 2011 - 6 answers

Finding a summer sublet in Cairo

What's the easiest way for an American to find a cheap apartment in Cairo for the summer? [more inside]
posted by dzkalman on Jun 13, 2011 - 1 answer

Did anyone predict the Middle Eastern revolts?

Are there any political scientists or Middle Eastern scholars who predicted the recent protests? I.e. in the way that these people predicted the Great Collapse of 2008?
posted by r_nebblesworthII on Feb 21, 2011 - 4 answers

Which arabic dialect?

All this revolution stuff is making me curious about this whole middle east and north africa place I hear so much about. So much so I'm half thinking of learning Arabic, or at least trying and failing. Oh God's of Mefi which dialect should I go for? Whats easiest to learn or most understood by most people: Egyptian, Classical,Standard, Gulf, Syrian, Maghreb or waa?
posted by Damienmce on Feb 16, 2011 - 16 answers

Goodbye and don't let the rain of shoes hit you on your way out

Now that Mubarak has stepped down after weeks of protests, is any other authoritarian governments in the region on the brink of similar civic uprising? [more inside]
posted by Pantalaimon on Feb 11, 2011 - 16 answers

Help me understand the current political situation in Egypt.

Help me understand the current political situation in Egypt. [more inside]
posted by iftheaccidentwill on Feb 3, 2011 - 19 answers

Co-worker from Cairo is stuck here, wants to get in touch with folks back home

Co-worker from Cairo is stuck here with an Egyptian Blackberry that has no service due to the government shutdown of cellular providers; what's the best way to get him un-incommunicado while here in DC? [more inside]
posted by Challahtronix on Jan 30, 2011 - 3 answers

Help Egypt communicate

Egypt has apparently "shut down" their Internet. This says that they shut down DNS, which suggests that "shut down the Internet" is a bit of an overstatement and that such a thing might not be possible. Who knows more about how this "shutdown" is working and, more importantly, how can we help these people communicate?
posted by massysett on Jan 28, 2011 - 18 answers

Should I change my plans to vacation in Egypt given the recent protests?

I had been planning a vacation to Egypt this year. The news of protests has me a bit spooked; is it unwise to travel to Egypt this April/May? If so, any suggestions for other international destinations as a good alternative? [more inside]
posted by lychee on Jan 27, 2011 - 18 answers

Best streaming coverage of Middle East?

Where is the best streaming coverage of the Middle East? I've been following #JAN25 on Twitter, but I'd like a nice audio stream so I can actually get some work done.
posted by notion on Jan 26, 2011 - 11 answers

Female traveler, two days in Cairo: Walk around on my own or take a tour?

Female traveler, two days in Cairo: Walk around on my own or take a tour? [more inside]
posted by wingless_angel on Jan 18, 2011 - 14 answers

1 day in Cairo. What awesome things should I do?

What awesome things should / could I do in one day in Cairo? [more inside]
posted by FunGus on Dec 2, 2010 - 10 answers

I love the anecdote, but I need proof!

Looking for a news article I read about Isreal and Egypt meeting at the State Department, and not saying anything until they agreed on how bad American coffee is. But now I can't find it! [more inside]
posted by BusyBusyBusy on Oct 31, 2010 - 1 answer

Nile Cruises: Does the "Oberoi Shehrayar" actually exist?

Nile Cruises: Does the "Oberoi Shehrayar" actually exist? [more inside]
posted by simonw on Oct 6, 2010 - 8 answers

The short-term forecast for Egypt is...?

My girlfriend and I are considering a trip to Egypt this November. The conventional wisdom seems to be that a visitor to Egypt is more likely to be bitten by a camel than be the victim of any violence. Is there any reason for special concern in light of the threatened boycotts of an election for Mubarak's successor or the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, etc.? We're a white unmarried couple traveling on U.S. passports. [more inside]
posted by dam1975 on Sep 10, 2010 - 6 answers

Buried Alive in Ancient Egypt - Can you name the Movie

Moviefilter: My wife is trying to identify a movie she watched years ago about ancient Egypt where slaves try to escape from being buried alive with the pharaoh (or other persons of great stature). [more inside]
posted by tuxster on Aug 31, 2010 - 7 answers

Egypt for a Week

TravelFilter: A week in Egypt in November with the folks; organised tour or solo? Cairo + Cruise? Luxor? Any tips or recommendations appreciated. [more inside]
posted by mary8nne on Aug 26, 2010 - 9 answers


Adventures By Disney announced today that they will be travelling to Egypt in 2011... is this a good idea for us? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Jul 21, 2010 - 17 answers

Shipping to Egypt

What's the best way to send a package to Egypt from the US? [more inside]
posted by minimal on Jun 7, 2010 - 5 answers

Egypt, Turkey, Greece itinerary help.

Egypt, Turkey, Greece itinerary help. I have seen the other related topics here but I'd like advice for a longer trip than has been mentioned before. [more inside]
posted by pbeans on Jun 1, 2010 - 2 answers

What are the most essential travel phrases?

I'm building a basic phrase list that I will learn for countries that I visit. What are your most useful travel phrases? I'm also looking for anything that would be useful specifically for Egyptian Arabic. [more inside]
posted by Alison on Nov 30, 2009 - 14 answers

US citizen working in Egypt

I just received a job offer, for a senior architect position in a very known contracting firm in Cairo. FYI, I have 8 years of experience as an architect and an M.Arch degree. However, I was shocked to see the figures associated, they are so low, and there are a lot of other concerns about rent fees and work hours, etc.. I will list some of the things below, please advise, if you have worked in Egypt, or familiar with the work law there. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2009 - 11 answers

Forget about a vacation, I want to challenge my worldview!

Help me spend 5 non-traditional days in Egypt! [more inside]
posted by hasna on Oct 14, 2009 - 11 answers

Page: 1 2