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A Music Lesson

We walked around Old Cairo until we found a place where they were giving music lessons. The students were learning to play an instrument called an...

Let's Make a Deal...

In Cairo, negotiating is an age-old art form. And it's actually a lot of fun once you catch the spirit of it....

The Middle of Anywhere

Tonight we ate dinner at a Lebanese restaurant in a fake Moroccan souk, served by Indian waiters. And this pretty much sums up my impression of...

King Tut's Bling

I'm guessing no one in the history of the world wore as much bling as King Tutankhamun....

Still dead after all these years...

After visiting the Egyptian museum, I have decided to stipulate in my will that under no circumstances, should I be mummified when I die....

Here's your money. Can I have some?

Somewhere I read a saying about Egyptians: If you drop your wallet on the street, an Egyptian will run after you to give it back. Then he will...

Tea

An observation about doing radio interviews in Egypt: They’re constantly interrupted by the call to prayer . . . and the delivery of tea. Thereâ...

It's just exhaust--ing

Cairo is such a bittersweet city. When the call to prayer echoes through the city five times a day, it's like a siren's song. You have to stop...

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