Chinese Ramadan Lanterns in Egypt

August 23, 2009 No Comments

It’s Ramadan again in Egypt. And nothing symbolizes the fun and festivity of the holy month like the fenous, or lantern. But now, a flood of Chinese imports is threatening the traditional fenous.  Originally published by Daily News Egypt on August 23, 2009.

Street Cats in Cairo – Now on PBS

July 22, 2009 No Comments

The ‘Street Cats in Cairo‘ story we produced for Global Post was picked up by PBS’ world affairs news program World Focus. Check it out online and on your local PBS television station.

From Gods to Garbage Dwellers

July 21, 2009 1 Comment

For street cats in Cairo, it’s a rough life. Once a sacred symbol of ancient Egypt, many cats here are now scraping by, struggling to survive.  Originally published by Global Post (and later PBS World Focus) on July 21, 2009.

Glassblower in Egypt

July 8, 2009 No Comments

Shaping molten glass is more than an art. The modern craft often involves tough working conditions and has been affected by a rise in material costs. Originally published by Daily News Egypt on July 8, 2009.

A Trip to Cairo’s Friday Market

July 8, 2009 1 Comment

Every Friday in the capital of Egypt, Cairo, there is a sprawling market where you can find just about anything — as long as you don’t mind that it may have been used.  Originally published by Global Post (and later PBS World Focus) on July 8, 2009.

Aswan, Egypt – Sights & Sounds

June 28, 2009 No Comments

Sail down the Nile River to Aswan, the center of Nubian culture and southernmost city in Egypt. Originally published by Daily News Egypt on June 28, 2009.

Global Economic Crisis Hits Cairo’s Merchants

June 21, 2009 No Comments

With hotel reservations, revenues, and the number of tourists in Egypt all down in 2009, merchants in Cairo’s Khan el-Khalili are starting to feel the crunch of the world economic crisis.  Originally published by Daily News Egypt on June 21, 2009.

How to Make Bedouin Tea

June 14, 2009 No Comments

Step-by-step instruction on how to cook Bedouin tea, as only the nomads of Egypt’s Western Desert can show.  Jon Jensen gets a cooking lesson. Originally published by the Daily News Egypt on June 14, 2009.

An afternoon with Egypt’s Zahi Hawass

June 13, 2009 No Comments

Meet Dr. Zahi Hawass, the head of Egypt’s Supreme Council for Antiquities. We talk about his discoveries, his life, and his controversial plan to copyright the Pyramids of Giza.  Story originally published by Daily News Egypt on June 5, 2009.

Pigeon Breeder in Cairo

June 11, 2009 No Comments

Despite the rise of bird flu cases in Egypt over the past year, urban pigeon “farming” on apartment roofs in Cairo is taking off – breeding pigeons in towers is one of the most popular hobbies in the city.  Originally published by Daily News Egypt on June 11, 2009.