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.
A comprehensive guide on where to stay in Cairo, with a detailed neighborhood guide and photos.
But wait — why buy books when so much is free? I mean, we even authored a post on free learning resources for Arabic. Kids learn for free. Maybe you can find language partners. Why spend? I just want to point out a few things: If you bought all the books on this list, you’d…
Get a mobile sim. Don’t worry if the apartments look crazy on the outside, they’re fine on the inside. And stay on the doorman’s good side.