Nature Travel hears and sees some wonderful things about Egypt and Egyptians, and with information overload maybe you miss knowing about some of them. So today we will share some favorites.
Egyptian community is far more diverse than the impression media usually give and an insight to this is a great series of articles at http://www.egyptindependent.com/taxonomy/term/366466 which includes already the Italians, Greeks, Armenians, Jews and Levantines.
We like to see Egyptian businesses give back to the community. The Right To Climb is an initiative to raise funding and awareness for the intellectually disabled by completing the 7-day climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point on the African continent. Nola cupcakes of Cairo has launched a delicious collection of cupcakes with 100% of proceeds going to the Right To Live Association to support the mentally challenged in Egypt. If you are wondering how to walk off that indulgence, you can also join the trip to Kilamanjaro – contact the organizers at http://wildguanabana.com Show your support at Nola Zamalek, 4 Brazil St. and
Nola Maadi – 84 Road 9.
something different to see on your visit – Desert Breath http://circa71.wordpress.com/2009/02/16/cones-of-egypt/
Egyptians leading the way
Egyptian Aisha Mustafa, 19, has dazzled the physics world with a new invention that could launch spacecraft off the Earth’s surface and soaring through space without any fuel.
Space is filled with a billowing sea of quantum particles that jump in and out of existence, and Aisha Mustafa proposes using thin silicon panels, spaced closely together, to trap these particles and then move against them, creating a propelling force. This innovation would make space exploration lighter, safer and cheaper than the traditional “blast off” method. Mustafa still has some design work to do, but unfortunately her research is currently limited by lack of state funding for space science departments at the university level, though her school’s science club did help fund her application for a patent. more at http://now.msn.com/teen-girl-from-egypt-has-just-reinvented-space-travel
Biofuel from Plastic for this Young Egyptian Scientist from Alexandria
Azza Abdel Hamid Faiad was the winner of the 2011 European Union Contest for Young Scientists for finding a new way of turning plastic into biofuel.
A sixteen-year-old Egyptian student, Azza Abdel Hamid Faiad from the Zahran Language School in Alexandria has identified a new low-cost catalyst which can generate biofuel by breaking down plastic waste. http://www.greenprophet.com/2012/07/egypt-biofuel-plastic/
And fabulous photos…(these links just keep adding more, so check back regularly for your taste of Egypt)
Egypt beyond Google Search results, by Mohamed Elshahed http://picturemasr.tumblr.com/
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.178875515464081.41490.159349944083305&type=3 Experience Egypt photos