Find out some common language-learning mistakes to avoid falling into, from people who’ve fallen into (and climbed out of) dozens before.
All the words you need to talk about the sites and monuments in Egypt using Egyptian Arabic.
Our battle-tested guidance on how to eat kebab and konafeh in Egypt and still live to see another day.
Colloquial everyday useful survival phrases in Egyptian Arabic guaranteed to earn you respect.
Unlock delicious cheap local food by learning to read an Egyptian local menu in Arabic, 80-20 style.
What do you say when the government asks you “What’s your religion”? (This is an archive of our letter of 2 Feb 2019.)
Is Egypt safe for visitors? Is Cairo safe for women? This is our on-the-ground viewpoint, supported by research.
We like learning languages with books, not apps. (Except Anki.)
Egyptian Arabic definitely exists in written form, even if it’s not standardized. Just look at menus, text messages and Facebook for an idea.
Cairo transportation – Motorcycle, Microbus, Tuk Tuk and the Metro.