Anna Bersen

Souraya Hassan: The Dreamy Home Guru

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 - 11:47 GMT

L ight-filled, pastel-colored, shabby-chic interior designs have had social media swooning over the homes designed by Souraya Hassan, better known as Binti Home.

Jude Benhalim: Jewelery with an edge

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 - 12:15 GMT

A t just 23, Jude Benhalim already has a distinguished style that screams edgy, bold and modern intertwined with a hint of Arab culture.

Darb 1718: The Art Refuge

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 - 03:31 GMT

Darb 1718 founder Moataz Nasr tells the story of how the art space has evolved and calls on the public to give a helping hand so the art space can to continue its mission.

Ramadan Around Clock: Muhammad Hommos, Air Traffic Controller

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 - 10:12 GMT

From the control tower at Cairo Airport.

The Art of Revolution: “A Thousand Times No”

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 - 09:39 GMT

Egyptian-Lebanese artist and professor Bahia Shehab talks about graffiti, flowers.

Ramadan Days and Nights: A Day in the Life of a Tour Guide

Mon, 29 May 2017 - 09:41 GMT

Ibrahim Mahdy, 39, has been guiding tourists through Egypt since 2002. The job requires Mahdy to walk around, talk all day and even hike mountains.

Enjoy the Multi-Cultural Lebanese Ramadan

Thu, 25 May 2017 - 03:25 GMT

If you’re heading to Beirut this Ramadan, here’s how you can enjoy the city that doesn’t actually shut down during Ramadan days.

Art Helping Children

Mon, 22 May 2017 - 10:43 GMT

Darb 1718’s gallery in Old Cairo is buzzing with people speaking French, flashing camera lights and waiters serving white wine and petit fours.

Amin Rida: pioneer pro-skater

Sat, 20 May 2017 - 11:48 GMT

Amin Rida is one of the very first skaters in Egypt. We talk to him about his take on the past, the present and the future of Egyptian skateboarding.

The Coolest Kids in Alex

Tue, 16 May 2017 - 08:16 GMT

Skateimpact in Alexandria is more than just a store. It is the foundation of Egypt’s skateboarding community and its members are dedicated skaters who, despite the lack of skateparks and professional competitions, are skating like pros.

Shattering Perceptions

Tue, 16 May 2017 - 07:44 GMT

In a viral video, blogger Sarah Richard gives an honest picture of Egypt and talks about how influencers are the new media.

Alley Art in Beirut

Mon, 08 May 2017 - 09:05 GMT

Street art is more than grafitti on walls in the Lebanese capital. Political activism, minimalistic sculptures and decorated objects can all be found in Beirut’s streets—if you look carefully

Copenhagen: A Different View

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 - 04:23 GMT

Resident Anna Bernsen shares her insider picks of what to do and see in the Danish capital.

Passport Stamps for Independence

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 - 11:05 GMT

Menna Shahin battled her family and society’s negative view of solo female adventurers when she first began travelling alone three years ago. Today she has visited over 20 countries and is encouraging other women to explore the world on their own.

Palace Intrigue

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 - 11:36 GMT

From royal palace to modern history, the Marriott hotel is the home of glamour on the island of Zamalek. In his illustrated book Zamalek—My Home Island, Wael Abed, tells the story of the iconic hotel

Nanoelectronic Superhero

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 - 10:31 GMT

AUC professor Dr Yehea Ismail sees six years of hard work pay off as he prepares to manufacture groundbreaking biochips that will be able to diagnose illnesses from a single drop of blood.