Today was a wonderful first day of the festival. Our cover photo is from one of my favorite performances last night at the grand opening gala. Today I took an Awalum technique class with Gamal Seif. It was beyond fun to learn something entirely new to me in belly dance and learn so much more … Continue reading Day 2: Learning about the Awalum, the really long nap, and what am I doing here?
We did so much in Cairo on our first day I felt like I have been here for a lifetime. It's a good lifetime, one that will never be long enough. I woke up with the sun (I'm sure I can thank jetlag for that) and decided today would be a beautiful day. The scene … Continue reading Day 1: Khan al Kalili and the Umm Kalthoum museum
After nearly 22 hours of travel Melissa and I finally arrived in Cairo. We exited the plane down a staircase to the tarmac and were loaded on to crowded buses and shuttled to the baggage area. Inside, a short stout smiling Egyptian man greeted us with a "Raqs of Course" sign. He introduced himself and … Continue reading Arrival in Cairo