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Medical Travel: Traditional Zar at Al Makan Part II
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Medical Travel: Traditional Zar at Al Makan Part II

In 2016 we visited the Egyptian Center for Culture and Art to witness a traditional Zar ceremony that has roots in Egyptian and Bedouin customs. Our Arabic instructor told us that Zars are considered taboo rituals by many Egyptians, due to the ceremony's pagan roots. The Zar is intended to rid a person of spirit possession, fight against the evil eye, and cleanse negativity. Traditional Zar music is also ...
Medical Travel: Traditional Zar at Al Makan
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Medical Travel: Traditional Zar at Al Makan

We visited Al Makan in January 2016 on our second trip to Cairo, Egypt. The Egypt Center for Culture and Art (its website can be found here) hosts a traditional Zar in an effort to preserve traditional Egyptian music and Bedouin traditions. A Zar is a traditional ceremony that intends to cleanse away negativity and evil spirits. As our Arabic language instructor told us, many Egyptians consider Zars to be ...
Egypt Tourism: Lydian Practicing Arabic with an Arabic College Student
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Egypt Tourism: Lydian Practicing Arabic with an Arabic College Student

When we visited Cairo in 2016 for 8 weeks, Lydian and Jennifer took Arabic classes through Cairo University. In this video, Lydian converses with a student of Cairo University in Arab-lish.Related Videos:Lines in the Sand: Speaking Arabic in Cairo, Egypt (as a Woman)-- By Jennifer ShippVisit Egypt: Muslim Girl Jogs with Us in Cairo (video)Stellar Encounters at Orman Park -- By Jennifer Shipp ...
Visit Egypt: Muslim Girl Jogs with Us in Cairo
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Visit Egypt: Muslim Girl Jogs with Us in Cairo

On our 2016 visit to Egypt, we often went to Orman Park to jog. It was a unique view into Egyptian culture, since we often interacted with locals when we went there (paying a small admission fee, asking for pictures, high fives, etc). One day while we were jogging, a Muslim girl started jogging with us.Nearly every day of the two months we spent in Egypt began with a jog at Orman Park. Cairo is a big ...
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