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.
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.
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.
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.
Take a stroll down the narrow alleyways of the Khan el-Khalili, the ancient market in the heart of old Cairo. Originally published by Daily News Egypt on June 7, 2009.
The soundbites above are from interviews I shot for Al-Jazeera English. I shot them in Rafah, Egypt, along the border with Gaza, a few days before Barack Obama was sworn in as president. Originally published online by Al-Jazeera English on January 21, 2009.
Egypt is one of the oldest civilizations on Earth. To avoid the long lines and tour buses, Anthony Bourdain visits with Egyptian locals to get a taste for what it means to be Egyptian. Episode originally aired on The Travel Channel on August 25, 2008. (I worked as a field producer on ABNR’s Egypt episode, … Read More
Men dancing in public is sometimes a taboo subject in around the Middle East, but this story profiles the only professional male bellydancer in Egypt, Tito Seif. Originally produced for and published by Current TV on August 19, 2008.
Cairenes find their health threatened by dangerously high noise levels. Jon Jensen heads to Tahrir Square – one of the loudest places on earth – to see how bad it’s gotten. Originally published by Time Magazine on July 5, 2008.
Take a look at the mp3-fitted travel prayer box for Cairo’s notorious elevators, one of the most popular technology items among many conservative Muslims in Egypt’s capital. Originally produced for and published by Current TV on January 13, 2008.