While studying Arabic at the American University in Cairo—where he fell in love with Egypt and its people—Mark began considering Egypt his home away from home.
Mark recently transitioned from academia to travel, but his work is essentially the same: teaching. “Just as I encouraged my students to learn about this complex and fascinating region, I encourage my clients to experience the wonder of this place firsthand,” he says. “I’m also available to accompany clients to the region, where we navigate its rich history
and culture together. As their Arabic interpreter, they can connect with the people on a deeper level. It’s hugely rewarding when clients tell me how their experience gave them a new perspective about this often misunderstood part of the world. Helping plan and provide travel that transforms is what gets me out of bed every morning.”
As such, here’s Mark’s take on his most recent Egyptian sojourn.
You’ve been to Egypt seven times now. What do you find most enchanting about this part of the world?
For starters, I love history, and there are few places more historic than Egypt and the Middle East.