Photo Challenges

Close-up on my Cat

Since I have a love for photography, I decided to participate in the weekly photo challenge by the Daily post. This week’s theme was ‘Close-up’ and the goal -I think- is to get the participants to stop, and admire the things around them that they take for granted. My close-up was on my cat, Tipa, and for the first time i really had a chance to contemplate the beauty of my pet.


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Swoon for Sahel Summers


Backbone since day 1


Hugs by the waves

For us, sahel is a must during our summers. You get a chance to unwind, relax and enjoy your time by the beach with your friends. Whether we’re tanning, dancing the night away or just stuffing our faces with delicious freska, we try to make the most/ best memories we can.Even though as sisters we spend our summers mainly apart, we make the best of it and enjoy ourselves. Summer in Egypt is never the same without a trip to the North Coast. It is the perfect combination of the hot sunny beaches, the long partying nights, the infinite food variety and the endless memories with the best of friends.

Sisterly secrets..

But it’s not just the eating or the partying, it about the serenity we feel while sitting on he beach, listening to the sounds of the waves crashing on the shore. Sure some might say, that it’s like that all over the world, but I would have to highly disagree, there’s something about the beaches here in Egypt, it’s the perfect weather, the sun hitting your face and the wind that makes your hair curlier than ever, or maybe just a combination of all of the above!

We’re never alone, our friends help us make the best of memories!


Attempting to be active wherever we go

we never stop laughing! Malak x2

A typical day involves going to the beach from 11 am to 7 pm swimming, tanning, eating Freska and Gandofli, playing racket and doing all kinds of shenanigans with my friends, then having a bite somewhere then going home to quickly shower and maybe steal an hour of resting before going to a party till dawn. The Sahel spirit is always active and uplifting, never a moment of restlessness or boredom.

Even though two of my friends are married and several are engaged so we don’t spend as much time together as we used to, Sahel is still the one place that groups all of us despite our separate lives. Now that we all have thriving careers, Sahel will be our perfect escape every weekend to unwind and have an a gret time.


To me, Sahel is all about going with my two best friends and making new memories that still make us laugh even two years later! Its about eating lotss of kahk and not caring how fat we’re getting, its about binge eating pizza at 3 am in the morning and laying on the beach for hours, just to get the perfect tan. Whether I’m there for a month or just a week, Sahel is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and just enjoy my summer with my friends! It’s not all about the laziness though, we make sure to get some partying in there too!


Beachy shenanigans!

A nice breeze makes everything better!

The oldest always ignores the youngest! Thanks a lot


Ramadan Lights..

If you’re not in Egypt during Ramadan then you really are missing out on a lot! It’s something we can’t really explain, there’s such a nice spirit among the people, that’s just heart-warming. Just for this month, people decorate, they get excited and they buy a fanoos, to celebrate the festivities. The streets are filled with lights in every corner, which makes this month all the more special.


Nothing like a little decoration to get you in that Ramadan spirit!



The view from atop!

Never miss a chance to make a memory!

Never miss a chance to make a memory!

Who wouldn’t love to see their city from above? It gives us a new appreciation of the place where we live, where we were raised and where we will one day raise our own kids. We took advantage of the weekend and went to the Cairo Tower! The experience was thrilling. Doing something new with our friends and getting to see the beauty of Cairo that we sadly take for granted everyday was exciting! We stood at the edge of this long tower observing Cairo form above, something that we rarely get to do! We were pointing out the different parts of Egypt’s capital and gaining new perspective about every little piece of it.

“Everything is more beautiful when you’re closer to the sky.” –Farida Abdelnabi

“It’s another world from above than it is from below!” –Malak Abdelnabi


In the shade of history..


L.A? No, this is Cairo!

Never miss a chance to make a memory!

Always look UP