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#street vendors

As the chilly season starts to make its way in Egypt, many sights begin to appear on the streets of the populous country: boots, scarves, batata (sweet potato) carts, grilled corn, and sahlab (an Egyptian milk pudding beverage). One of such sights that most Egyptians wait for is ‘Abu Farwa’ (chestnuts). Kastenaa’ (Arabic for chestnuts) are popularly nicknamed as ‘Abu Farwa’ — which translates to ‘covered with fur’ — because they are surrounded by a prickly shell while growing. As…