I was born in Kuwait to Egyptian parents, a really multi-Arab society. From a young age, I sensed the differences between the Arabic dialects and cultures; as well as the similarities.
In 1984, I moved to Egypt to join university, where I reconnected to my home country and embarked on a new life adventure.
In 1987 I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising from the faculty of Mass Communication, Cairo University. I was taught Modern Standard Arabic in more depth, and taught the techniques of eloquent Arabic writing and pronunciation.
later in 1987 I decide to pursue my other passion, ancient Egypt. I therefore became a certified Tour Guide after having studied Egyptology and Egyptian Monuments.
From 1988 to 2005 I worked as a Tour Guide in Egypt. I took my groups on classic tours, like the Pyramids and the Valley of the Kings. And I also took them to exotic places, like the camel market or hikes through the deserts. During our long excursions and trips, I taught many interested tourists basic Arabic. Tourists were proud to engage in short conversations in Arabic with different people, and some were even capable of writing and reading a few Arabic words.
On one of my tours, I met the love of my life, a Dutch guy. This allowed me to start another wonderful adventure, here in the Netherlands.
In 2009 I founded my company, "All About Egypt," aiming to communicate the rich and diverse heritage of Egypt as well as its language; as I believe that language connects people.
In 2017 I published my book "Kaalam Masri - part 1" (Egyptian talk!). Stay tuned for part 2.
I hope I can give you a flavour of the legacy of a country so rich and fascinating, and full of the unexpected!