Just another day in Cairo…

Just another day in Cairo…

Jul 24, 2011

Nearly 4 weeks ago I returned to Cairo for a visit. It was just a normal Tuesday. The biggest event happening was a Tweet-Up party with NPR’s Andy Carvin (wonderful to meet him in person, BTW… he’s a down-to-earth, thoughtful, personable guy). After the Tweet-Up my friend Ghazala & I went back to her apartment ...

Misrata-Tunis-Cairo-Kurdistan

Misrata-Tunis-Cairo-Kurdistan

Jul 3, 2011

I’m in a hotel room overlooking Tahrir square in Cairo. Just a few hours earlier there were more scuffles fires, glass and rocks being thrown, not to mention man grunts and yelling. There are a few hundred out there still cheering, screaming & occasionally roughing someone up. This used to do it for me. Do ...

A Year, In Food: 3 continents, 30,000+ air miles, unknown calories.

A Year, In Food: 3 continents, 30,000+ air miles, unknown calories.

Jun 13, 2011

At first glance this post may appear to have nothing to do with travel, revolutions or humanitarian work — but it does. Those of you who have spent time with me know that no matter where I go and what I do, I always manage to shoot food porn. When I put all my food ...

All Hell broke loose in Cairo Saturday morning… right below my balcony.
In Egypt

All Hell broke loose in Cairo Saturday morning… right below my balcony.

Apr 11, 2011

Here’s a video from the moment right before shit hit the fan in Tahrir Square, 2:30 Saturday morning (video is for listening, not viewing). It’s too blurry to tell, but what happened was the military & riot police faced-off with protesters who were breaking the 2AM curfew. During the stand-off both sides stood face to ...

Eid Mubarek & Rosh Hashanah

Sep 20, 2009

Happy end of Ramadan to all my friends who are Muslim, and Happy Rosh Hashanah to all my Jewish pals.  I hope you have ALL had amazing holidays.  I started Ramadan out in Egypt- on a foluca on the Nile River (above).  At the time i could not fathom how any individual- moreless a whole ...

In Egypt

Ramadan Kareem!

Aug 30, 2009

I began the Ramadan season in Cairo Egypt with my friends, a sweet Egyptian Family. I am familiar with the concept of fasting-  but was again reminded that the period of fasting that goes on during Ramadan is a bit different from what i am used to.  First and most staggering to me is that people do not ...