Gaza’s Five-Star Destination

December 15, 2009 No Comments

On the shore of Gaza City, a large building lays as a casualty of the years of conflict.  Story originally published by Daily News Egypt on December 15, 2009.

Oud Maker in Cairo

October 19, 2009 No Comments

On Cairo’s Mohamed Ali Street, craftsmen build traditional musical instruments by hand. Several small factories make the oud, a popular string instrument in the Middle East. Originally published by Daily News Egypt on October 19, 2009.

Stars Shine at Cairo International Film Festival

September 30, 2009 No Comments

In 2008, Susan Sarandon, Charlize Theron, Kurt Russell, Alicia Silverstone and other Hollywood celebrities came to Cairo to celebrate the art of film. Join Daily News Egypt on the red carpet of the 2008 Cairo International Film Festival. Story originally published by Daily News Egypt on September 30, 2008.

Volunteers Prep for Egypt’s U-20 World Cup

September 12, 2009 No Comments

With the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt this month, Daily News Egypt goes behind-the-scenes at the volunteer headquarters. Follow us as we look into what it takes to pull off such a massive event.  Originally produced for Daily News Egypt on September 12, 2009.

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.

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.

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.