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  • 19 Things Only Egyptians Would Understand

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    How many times did you see Egypt portrayed in foreign movies or series, and you thought to yourself “if only those people knew”? We don’t ride camels, nor do we live in the Pyramids. Hence, we took a long look at our Egypt and all the little things that might pass us by inconspicuously. We then put them all in one place to serve as a reminder of all the magic/disasters we sometimes forget to notice in our ever-exciting Egypt!  Yes, we’re pretty far-fetched from all cultures, and this uniqueness coupled with our hospitality, kindness, wisdom, and superstition makes our country very intriguing to foreigners. Here are some of those things.

    1. Never leave your slippers upside down.

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    2. “3ozoomet marakbeya.”

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    3. Using snorting as a form of objection.

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    4. No music in the bathroom or the spirits will come out and play.

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    5. Popular scary myths like Ommena el ghoola and that room that’s filled with mice!

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    6. Using car honks to insult, and thank, one another.

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    7. Ask an Egyptian for directions, and 9 times out of 10, you’ll receive a “howa 2allak feen?”

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    8. Eating rice pudding with the angels, AKA falling asleep.

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    9. A Weird obsession with thighs AKA “A7la mesa 3ala fekhadak.”

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    10. Turkish coffee: spilling it is interpreted as a good omen.

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    11. 3o2det el khawaga.

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    12. 5amsa w 5emesa.  

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    13. Quotes plastered on microbuses and tok toks.

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    14. If you’re entering a bathroom, enter left foot first, but if you’re entering anywhere else, right foot your way through the door.

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    15. Taxis have to review and approve your destination.

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    16. We don’t know who hired them to help us park, but you have to admit Sayes-es will help you park (even if you don’t need it), and they will get paid for it!

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    17. How did all those nations survive without the great invention of Shatafa?

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    18. Purchasing single cigarettes, instead of buying an entire pack  (sagayer fart).

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    19. Purchasing a cracked PlayStation that includes illegally obtained games.

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    By Dina Khafagy

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