As an English and German speaking tour guide, I often take groups to the Citadel (of Salah al-Din). When I go there I have mixed feelings. It is a place where civilizations wrestled for power. Sarakna is, as all villages in Egypt, rapidly changing. Father Kyrillos, priest in Sarakna since 1990, remembers stories from old women who told him that they had given birth to 12 to 15 children Weddings in Egypt are always a joy, but attending one in Sarakna, near the Monastery of Muharraq, the place where the Holy Family stayed for six months, was a true pleasure. This month I have investigated another hidden treasure of Maadi: The Maadi Baking Shop. Having lived here for 4 years, I’ve often found baking equipment and ingredients difficult to come by.

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  • An Upper Egyptian wedding

    Weddings in Egypt are always a joy, but attending one in Sarakna, near the Monastery of Muharraq, the place where the Holy Family stayed for six months, was a true pleasure.

     
  • CARAVAN 2014

    For those of you who have had the privilege of attending any of the Caravan events over the past few years,

     
  • The Citadel

    Where Civilizations Meet
    As an English and German speaking tour guide, I often take groups to the Citadel (of Salah al-Din).

     
  • Sarakna,

    the migration story of one village
    I first visited Sarakna in 1995, a primarily Christian village close to the Monastery of Muharraq,

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