For full recipes, please visit our recently launched Egyptian Cuisine Recipes web site.

Ancestry - Maternal Side


My maternal granfather is Youssef Mohamed Abou Youssef.


The Abou Youssef Family are originally from North West Africa (Morocco? مغاربة), but settled in Alexandria, Egypt centuries ago. The name Abou in the family name was used by families of Moroccoan origin (e.g. Abou Hussein, ...etc.).

This particular branch of Abou Youssef were from Moharram Bey محرم بك district in Alexandria. Other Abou Youssefs lived in the Anfoushi الأنفوشي district of Alexandria. There is an apocryphal story in the family claiming that they are from a village called Dayrout ديروط near Rosetta رشيد.

Egyptian Cuisine, Food and Recipes مأكولات مصرية


Over the millenia, Egypt has developed a unique cuisine that boast dishes and ingredients found no where else. Due to a history of foreign trade with, invasions and dominations by other cultures, Egypt has borrowed lots of food. These are mostly from Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, and other Mediterranean countries. But even those were modified in Egypt to a great extent, making them uniquely Egyptian.Below, I describe some uniquely Egyptian dishes and their ingredients, then provide links to other sites that include Egyptian Recipes, or concerned with Egyptian Cuisine.My intention on this page is two fold:

Ahmad Baheyeldin


This is Ahmad Omar Baheyeldin, a third generation member of the Baheyeldin dynasty,born 31 October 2001. Son of Omar Baheyeldin and his wife Sawsan El Sammak.Ahmad Baheyeldin, November 2001. Only a few weeks old.Ahmad Baheyeldin November 2001.

Windows Problems


Microsoft Windows is not a stable nor a secure Operating System.


If you want a quick test, then click here to crash Windows!


Several incidents have demonstrated that Microsoft products in general are notbuilt with security in mind. I think that the best explanation for this stemsfrom the single-user/single-computer mentality that MS-DOS started with. Thispropagated to Windows 3.x and then Windows 9x.

Regardless of what the cause is, this leaves us with a system where any program

Residential Compounds in Jeddah


In Jeddah, you can live in apartments, or you can live in residential compounds(also called complexes, or sometimes: "camps"). Compounds offer a better life style, since there are often recreational facilities (swimming pool, tennis court, playground, shopping bus, school bus, ...etc.)Here is a list of some compounds in Jeddah, some are upmarket executivestyle, and some geared to professionals.



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  • Immigration Process
    • Timeline
    • The Visa
  • The Landing Process
    • The trip
    • jet lag
    • Arrival
    • Lester B. Pearson Airport
    • Thomas Cook (Should be Thomas Crook?!)
    • 1$ in coins is needed for a luggage cart (refundable)
    • The landing
    • declaration
    • The polite but cross lady
    • immigration
    • Lora, the nicest Passport Officer I've ever seen You can apply for citizenship 3 years from today, You can go out for 6 months in any 12 months period A friend told me that welcomebaggagecustoms
    • "Uptight guy" No beef allowed.
    • Waterloo
    • Mississauga
    • Lodging

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