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  • Qena 360: The Definitive Guide to Living in the Capital (of the Qena Governate)


    They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Bullcrap. I say imitation is the sincerest form of being a playa-hatin’, style-bitin’ jerk.

    But occasionally, one cannot help but admire unapologetic, bare-faced copycats, as with Qena 360 – which bares just a little bit of a resemblance to CG’s sister site, Cairo 360.

    Linking to Qena-related news stories from Egyptian news sites, Qena 360's feed doesn't exactly make for riveting reading; so, you won't find news on the hottest new Lebanese restaurant or bar in the Upper Egyptian city.

    But maybe I'm being too hard on Qena - it is, after all, the city that gave us this.

    Sharing headquarters with Cairo 360, I got into full journalist mode and asked Cairo 360 assistant editor, Gaser El Safty, on his views on the emergence of Qena 360. In a short statement, El Safty is quoted as saying; "Don't you have a party to write about or something? Go away, I'm busy."