• Barefoot in Tunis,  Garden,  Nature

    Herbal Teas from our Garden

    One of my pleasures in life is tea. I used to consume a lot of Black Tea (actually still do) until I discovered the world of herbal teas. I started simple. Chamomille, Peppermint ... the standards. I learned about their health benefits and when to drink them. Ginger tea, for example, has become a staple of my diet, so is Habaq Tea. The fact that I can go out in my garden and cut fresh peppermint, or olive tree leaves along with some kefir lime leaves to brew in a tea has made it even more intriguing.

  • Design,  Fashion

    Fashion Made in Egypt

    I love the fact that Barefoot in Tunis brings me in contact with so many Egyptian creatives! It is wonderful to see these sparks of creativity, openness and fearlessness. It enlightens my existence to watch creatives work in a country…

  • Handicrafts,  Pottery,  Things to Do

    Nazla Pottery Village

    Since pharaonic times, pottery has been a core craft to the Egyptian culture, faith and identity. Through excavation across the country, archaeologists have been able to date back many historical sites through examining the pottery shards found therein. One of those…

  • Desert,  Things to Do

    Desert Shoots

    “What makes the desert beautiful, is that somewhere it hides a well” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince       “The first stars tremble as if shimmering in green water. Hours must pass before their glimmer hardens into…

  • Lake Qarun,  Things to Do

    Lake Qarun

    Lake Qarun is one of Egypt’s richest and most treasured natural landmarks.  It is in fact Egypt’s largest salt lake. Lake Qarun received its protectorate status, not only because of its obvious beauty and importance for birds and people, but…