Growing up in Egypt, Amr went to the UK to attend university where he studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering at University College London (UCL). He also earned a Master’s degree in Sustainable Energy Futures at Imperial College.
With a team of friends, Amr’s now building the online travel community, touringa. This international community helps registered users travel to destinations around the world with the help of local guides, who are also members. The experience is one of seeing a new part of the world not as a tourist, but rather through the sights and sounds of someone who really knows the place, through their eyes. Amr is also a freelance writer with a focus on travel writing.
Earlier this year, Amr was one of the millions of people who took part in the Egyptian revolution, staying in Tahrir Sqaure. His tweets at @beleidy were featured on the Washington Post blog and he was recently interviewed by El Pais about his experiences.