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The Cairo Connoisseur

Off the Beaten Path

Port Fouad (Dominika Maslikowski/Egypt Today)

When traveling, sometimes its best to leave the guide book at home by Dominika Maslikowski The 19th century Polish poet ...

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Let Them ride Limos 

Mideast Egypt Ramadan

Even after witnessing uprisings and protests, some of the privileged still refuse to understand what it means to be poor  ...

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In Defense of Downtown


The spirit of downtown is not lost, despite the flight of many Cairenes to distant neighborhoods By  Dominika Maslikowski   “I’ve ...

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Whistle Away The Dollars 

Mideast Egypt

It’s more than just the country’s reputation that takes a hit from sexual harassment, it’s the economy By Dominika Maslikowski    ...

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 Dressing Down at the Opera

Courtesy Opera House

Can we trade in evening gowns for jeans at the Cairo Opera House?    By Dominika Maslikowski  If you’re a balletomane ...

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Alice in Cairoland

Tourists in Egypt, picyured by IBA/Mohsen Allam, 21 june 2006

Why some expats’ over-assertiveness is constantly interpreted as rudeness by most.   by Dominika Maslikowski   I once knew an ...

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A Marxist Guide to Cats and Dogs 


What the fascination with pure-bred animals says about us as people Dominika Maslikowski   Sitting at a veterinarian’s office in ...

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Immersion in a Taxi


By Dominika Maslikowski    The taxi meter is ticking, and I’m drenched in sweat with a backpack and purse stuffed full ...

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Hunting Blind in the Book Stalls 


There’s more to Arab literature than Naguib Mahfouz By Dominika Maslikowski    “Naguib Mahfouz?” the bookseller asked as I browsed ...

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