Eid, Festival of Peace in Egypt

Eid is celebrated on the first date of Shawwal, that is, the tenth month of the Hijra calendar. During the festival, People exchange gifts, greeting their neighbours as a mark of solidarity and brotherhood. It is reported that when the Prophet of Islam saw the new moon at the coming of the month of [...]
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Ramadan in Cairo

Ramadan in Cairo is always special in its very traditional way. You wait for the Lunar confirmation that next day is first day of Ramadan, then you hear the Taraweeh Prayer calls in all mosques. A few hours later, the first Sohour begins, with a special guy (we call him “Messaharati”) banging on [...]
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The Fasting of Ramadan: A Time for Thought, Action, and Change!

“Fasting in Ramadan develops in a person the real spirit of social belonging, of unity and of equality before God. This spirit is the natural product of the fact that when people fast they feel that they are joining the whole Muslim society in observing the same duty, in the same manner, at th [...]
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The Meaning of Ramadan in Egypt

Fasting during Ramadan was ordained during the second year of Hijrah. Why not earlier? In Makkah the economic conditions of the Muslims were bad. They were being persecuted. Often days would go by before they had anything to eat. It is easy to skip meals if you don’t have any. Obviously fasting wo [...]
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The Sleeper Train in Egypt

In a hurry to get to Luxor or Aswan from Cairo? Flying is the fastest option. If saving money is a priority, take the bus or the regular train. But if you believe that when traveling, the journey is just as important as the destination itself, then you might enjoy the sleeper train. Without the [&he [...]
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Fell inlove with Sharm el Sheikh

Some people love challenge, others fear it. I can not really say which group I belong to, but my statistics show I had taken a few rather courageous steps in my life. Moving to Egypt was probably one ranking very high on the courage scale. Have you heard of stories of women coming to this […]

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Sleep patterns for newborn babies

Written By: Alison Pavitt ( Delta Sharm Kids Club ) For first time mum’s motherhood can be very daunting. One minute you are pregnant thenext minute you are in charge of a live baby who is solely dependant upon you. A newborn baby can sometimes take time to settle into a routine and you as [&h [...]
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The Golden Smile

Everywhere you go there are grumpy people and there are the smiling ones. One of the best and most fascinating things I found in Egypt is that smiling people come in large numbers. Even after the revolution, some of them just can’t stop smiling (not that we would want them to, anyway). I would [...]
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Weaning Your Baby

Written By Alison Pavitt ( Delta Sharm Kids Club ) On average a baby can survive on milk alone until they are 6 months old. Sometimes at the suggestion of a doctor or clinic you can introduce solids before this. The first ” weaning foods” should be bland, for example ; baby rice, puree f [...]
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Dog person or cat person?

It was written somewhere that having pets takes away illnesses from people. I guess it makes sense – love that you give to them and the love they give you back – how can that hurt anybody? In terms or energy flow it’s all good and positive. Sweet lovable furry cuddlers – that’s wha [...]
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