On the edge of Dahshur Egypt new holes have been made by artifact thieves, digging beside the archeological sites of Sneferu’s Pyramids. These include Sneferu’s Red Pyramid, and Sneferu’s Bent Pyramid. Since the revolution the Egyptian security forces haven’t been guarding archeological sites as much as in the past. Making independent archeological exploration easier. Dahshur [...]
“My host, the 37-year-old Bedouin tribal leader Sheikh Ahmed Hashem, had served me so many glasses of sweet tea that I had lost count. It was a hot afternoon in early July, and we were sitting on the floor of his compound in Wadi Feiran, a remote village deep within Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.” – Sarah [...]
Inside and outside of Egypt the common misconception is that it is a land of pyramids and camels. There is so much more in Egypt that I am reticent to do a story about camels because it will undoubtedly reinforce the incorrect steryotype. But, I feel like I have done enough other stories about the [...]
Adventure, spirituality, and economic incentives funnel thousands of tourists to the interior of the Sinai Peninsula where they often make a pre-morning treck up the side of Mt. Sinai, or Jebal Mosa as it’s called locally. I’m still not satisfied with this set of photos, consider them place holders until someone sends me up the [...]
The festival of Seyyid Badawi (Ahmad al-Badawi) is one of the largest annual gatherings in Egypt, drawing pilgrims from throughout the Middle East and doubling the size of the town, located in the Nile delta. The week-long celebration encompasses the birthday of Sufi Saint Seyyid Badawi, the celebration of the harvest, and a carnival atmosphere. [...]
I had a morning to shoot more travel/tourism photos in Dahab, Egypt before driving out to Mt. Sinai. If I go back to Dahab on my own I’ll have to spend an afternoon just hanging out at the windsurfing lagoon where people zoom back and forth right beside the beach. It all pretty colors and [...]
There isn’t much information about hotels and hostles in Assiut Egypt so when I found that the local YMCA rented out clean rooms for the night it was a pleasant surprise.
It’s name is Nadi Elwai (نادي الوي) which translates into “The Y Club”. Assiut is a small town and the club is near the train station so you can get a taxi for two pounds.
Here are a selection of photos from my first 3 month stint in Cairo, when I studied Arabic at the American University in Cairo. There are two more times that I was in Cairo and plenty of images to post from them. But time is of the essence right now, so consider this a lowly [...]
Alexandria, is a fading metropolis cooled by the Mediterranean sea. If you want to see a beautiful idea by another photographer look at the Blue Tram essay of Jake Marisco. It documents the ubiquitous blue tram that runs through the neighborhoods of Alexandria.