If you have never been, now is the time to go. Tourism -- and prices -- fell dramatically following the Arab Spring, but tourist have begun to return.
Tunisian reformers, activists, bloggers, journalists and others who suffered under Ben Ali are eager to see radical changes in record time, which may not be realistic, as the dust has yet to settle on their country's revolution.
The conflicting agendas of the military, the Brotherhood, and the street will continue to set the stage for the next period of transition. It's not over yet.
In Stefano Savona's Tahrir: Liberation Square, Egypt's 18-days-long world changing uprising in Tahrir Square becomes an intimate gathering,
One thing is clear from the incredible events that have taken place in Cairo in recent days: Egypt's popular revolution has been abducted by unelected military officers.
Bassem had been a fan of The Daily Show since he first saw it while on a visit to the United States a few years earlier. He longed for an Egyptian version of the show, but that would have been impossible prior to the revolution.
Depressed, disillusioned and detracted from the political debates, many Egyptians are disappointed that they are left with a choice to pick between "the lesser of two evils."
We live in what I call, "The house that Bush built." Both at home and abroad, the impact of the sometimes neglectful and other times reckless policies of the last administration are everywhere in evidence.
All of these candidates express support for Egypt's international commitments, such as the peace treaty with Israel, although Aboul Fotouh has said that he would put the treaty before a public referendum, and Sabahi has suggested the same.
Tens of millions of Egyptians will head to the polls Wednesday to vote for the candidate they hope will move the country from a state of transition to one that is stable and ruled by a civilian government.
The Egyptian people have regained their voice. They have begun to express their views and choices in the great debate that runs through the entire length and breadth of the country, extending well beyond the issue of the presidency to political, social and economic life.
Not only are we seeing political revolutions spring up across the Middle East. We're also rapidly moving forward with social and economic revolutions in the region as well.
I landed in Cairo earlier today expecting to see significant changes. In many ways everything has changed, yet on the drive from the airport to the hotel in Zamalek across the Nile, Cairo still appeared the same.
While workers are consumed with immediate problems of economic instability and unemployment, labor activists struggle to find unity as organizations jostle for representation in the fractious post-Mubarak political landscape.
After several attempts to catch a taxi back to the ship, one of the local shopkeepers voluntarily came out of his store and helped me flag down a taxi and give the driver directions.
Beyond learning about the intricacies of democracy, my experience taught me that IRI is a U.S.-funded NGO, but it is truly a multinational organization, working with people from many nations who share one utopian goal: supporting democracy across the world.