BAITONG – THAI CUISINE
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Kempinski – our prestigious heritage shapes our bright future
The Kempinski name is proudly borne by a growing collection of distinguished properties around the world. As Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, we are committed to providing our guests with memorable journeys inspired by exquisite European flair. We believe life should be lived with style.
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Dr Tareks Dental Center
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SAMIA ALLOUBA – FOREVER FIT
Meet your fitness goals at one of the oldest, most prestigious gyms in Cairo!
Is Easter Still Relevant?
Flossy green plastic grass. That’s what I remember. Flossy plastic grass making a nest in a woven yellow plastic basket for little yellow marshmallow chicks called “Peeps.” And around the nest there were colorful jellybeans and a few chocolate eggs wrapped in shiny aluminum foil….
A Glimpse of Petra
Petra portrays an epic relic that I should reflect on in lyrics. Thousands of years ago, outstanding sandstone aglow, attracted thousands of Bedouins from the Arabian peninsula, to a mountainside sidereal region in south Jordan. The rocky nature and the inscribed signature would ultimately give…
Celebrating the Mother of Al NourWalAmal (Light & Hope) Chamber Orchestra
Ms. AmalFikry, a mother to Al NourWalAmal (Light & Hope) Chamber Orchestra since 1971, is a woman who believed and relentlessly committed to enriching the lives of blind women and girls in the Egyptian society. A writer by the name, Edveeje Fairchild, brilliantly voiced. WOMEN…
From Baitong’s kitchen…
Chormoung , translated as Thai flower dumpling, is a traditional Thai savory snack. It is regarded as an ancient, royal dish, marked by its carved flower-shaped form and indigo coloring, derived from ‘anchan flower’ (Butterfly Pea). Chormong, steamed dumpling, which contains salty or sweet fillings,…
A Personal Journey in Intercultural Dialogue
When the Maadi Messenger editor asked me to write about intercultural friendships, I thought it would be best to write about my own experiences. I grew up in a traditional family in a traditional, homogeneous Dutch community. Nowadays, however, I have friends of all races,…
The gift that keeps giving: how an act of kindness gave Adier his teeth back
Adier Awan can eat corn on the cob now. Dr. Mahmoud Shalash, Maadi dentist, implant specialist, and philanthropist gave him a set of lower teeth. Adier is a 16-year-old refugee from South Sudan’s Dinka tribe. His lower front teeth were extracted at age 6;…
Each month an Egyptian charity is highlighted to receive contributions given to the gold basket fund. The designated charity of the month receives all the gold basket contributions that come in that month. The gold basket gives the community an opportunity to participate in aiding…
Bangkok Thai Restaurant and Cafe Review
Tucked away on the outskirts of Maadi lies a hidden jewel of Thai cuisine whose flavors bring back memories of the beautiful and chaotic capital. Bangkok Thai Restaurant and Cafe, owned and operated by Sarah Cob, offers an uncomplicated array of hand-crafted southern…
A Cleaner Year for Egypt – Turning Trash into Cash
One step at a time, one action after another, draws us closer to our goal- A cleaner and healthier environment for us all to thrive. Egypt, especially Cairo, has suffered from littering. We create trash, but we don’t know what to do about them. This…
Outside In: A Good Goodbye
Five years ago, this month, my first article for the Maadi Messenger was published. It launched a series of 11 articles called ‘Through the Eyes of a Newbie,’ charting my initial experiences of life in Cairo with a young family. The first one was about the best…