If you are one of those living for food, Egypt is a destination not to miss! Traditional cuisine of Omm el Donia has a big variety of dishes, including dishes you cannot find in another country, and mostly based on veggies and plants. Let’s discover altogether in this post what Egypt has to
What is the origin of words like “yalla bina”, “ma3lesh”, “aiwa” or “shwaiah”? Did you ever wonder how these words were created and adopted?
Egyptian colloquial dialect, like every dialect of Arabic, has lots of words that vastly differ from the Standard. These words are often
Do you have only few days in Cairo and afraid not to see and do everything? No worries, read this article and get some tips on how to enjoy all the beauties that Cairo could offer, only in 3 days!
Start the first day right with a trip to the pyramids of Giza! You can easily take a cab (check
Despite of the fact that “difficulty” is normally something subjective, meaning that it will be as difficult as you think of it, there are some obvious difficulties which our experience with our students has shown us what they struggle the most with.
The more important one is vocabulary. The
What do you picture when you think of Cairo? The winding Nile, the crowded streets, the sun beating down on your back as you walk through swirling dust and sand? There is no place like Egypt’s capitol, where the foreign feels familiar, but the familiar feels foreign.
By day, Cairo is honking
It seems at first glance that staying fit and healthy while in Cairo is a bit of a struggle! Fast food here is quick, cheap and everywhere, plus delicious bakalawa, basbousa and all things halwa tempt you everywhere you go! However, eating well and staying fit isn’t as hard as you’d think!
The first week or two of living in a different country can feel unfamiliar and stressful at times. There are many on-site preparations that need to go into laying the groundwork for a successful and well-adjusted stay in your new city.
When you’ve finally reached your apartment and kicked off
The Mohandessin branch of Arabeya is an oasis of calm in the bustling city of Cairo. Underneath the canopy, in the serene, leafy courtyard at Arabeya, is an ideal place to spread your books out and study, chat to friends and teachers, have a cup of shai in between classes. However, as lovely as
What to Pack for a Month in Egypt?
A Ladies’ Packing Guide for living in Cairo
So it’s official; you’re travelling to Egypt! You’ve booked your flight, renewed your passport, and now there’s just one question left looming in your mind… what on earth do I pack??
When I first arrived in Cairo in 2018 for 6 weeks studying at Arabeya, I was swept up in the tide of Cairo's life, the gentle morning ebb and the rush of the evenings. I spent time exploring old style avenues of Downtown and the hidden alleyways crammed full of a coffee shop or three (who knows),
So you've been in Egypt for one month and it's time to renew your tourist visa?
You've heard horror stories of people getting sucked into the shelves of the Mogamma and never coming out?
Your knees are shaking just thinking about entering that tall ominous building and meddling in its
What is Egyptian Colloquial Arabic?
Egyptian Colloquial Arabic (ECA) is the spoken dialect used by everyday Egyptians at home, conversation, and cinema. It is a spoken language derived from Classical Arabic, mixed with Coptic, and with lots of borrow words from Turkish, Greek, French, English
Food, fun, transportation- oh my!
How much do things cost in Cairo? How much do I need to bring for a month in Egypt in 2019?
Here we outline some expenses for each a frugal, moderate or unrestricted budget to give you a sense of your spending options and general costs in Cairo.
Yes, as a female foreigner I have visited Egypt alone. And no, you should definitely not to be afraid of it . The first time when I told my parents and friends about my study plans in Egypt, they tried to convince me not to do so, especially as a solo female traveller. However I took what
Greetings from Cairo! Curious about what a typical day at the Arabeya Language School looks like? Follow me to see my typical day in Egypt!
Morning Routine in Cairo
While no two days are the same at Arabeya, I start off my day waking up in the Mohandiseen accommodations and opening up the