Al-Azhar Park, Cairo
Egypt

Al-Azhar Park, Cairo

I have recently started working as an editor at Shermans Travel and when I was assigned an article on serene parks in chaotic cities, my mind went back to the last year and the calm I felt in Cairo’s Al-Azhar park while trying to adapt to the overwhelming city. With the news that is coming … Continue reading

Night Train to Cairo
Egypt

Night Train to Cairo

It is 12 hours into our journey and one of the carriage windows has just shattered. Broken glass falls across two rows of seats like hailstones. Passengers dart to safety and take stock of the scene. A quick gust of wind sends more glass from the broken pane across more seats and a decision is … Continue reading

First: Cairo
Egypt

First: Cairo

(Writing this while exhausted, sleepy and on a slow connection. It will be brief.) Day Two of my MatadorU/Adventure Center trip to Egypt. I’m still wearing the clothes I was wearing when I left the U.S. If my bag arrives before the end of today, I won’t name the airline that misplaced it. Our group, … Continue reading