Karnak Temple in Luxor. Photo courtesy of Dennis Jarvis via Flickr.

Nile River Cruises Between Aswan and Luxor

Looking to take a Nile River cruise? Wondering why the limited options out of Cairo are so expensive? It might surprise you to learn that most Nile cruises depart from locations other than Cairo itself. Nile River cruises out of Cairo are longer and tend to be on the luxury high-end, out of budget for […]

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October 24, 2014 by
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Pyramids at Giza. Photo courtesy of Dennis Jarvis via Flickr.

What to Do in Giza

Although Giza is a city in its own right, it’s generally recognized as being a part of Cairo. Most people are familiar with the name, as Giza is the section of Cairo located closest to the Pyramids of Giza. Giza is continuing to gain popularity and is becoming a hot spot for hotels, restaurants, and entertainment outside of the central area of Cairo. If your Cairo itinerary includes a tour of the Giza Pyramids, here are suggestions on what else to see and do in Giza.

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October 3, 2014 by
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Safety in Cairo: What Travelers Need to Know

Touring Egypt from Cairo

After a few years of highly publicised political uprisings and violent protests, it’s little surprise that tourists have boycotted Egypt, but with both the UK and US governments lifting their travel warnings, Cairo is once again open for business. The lack of tourism has hit Egypt hard and with such a desperate need for tourist income, it’s the ideal time to bag a bargain on flights and accommodation, as well as offering a rare chance to see the top attractions unmarred by the once-overwhelming crowds.

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August 19, 2014 by
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Cairo’s Best Street Foods

Giving your taste buds a tour of Cairo's street foods is a delight for any foodie.

While Cairo isn’t often named among the world’s great culinary capitals, its assortment of cheap sidewalk eats are the stuff foodie dreams are made from. Here’s a quick guide to Cairo’s best street foods.

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August 1, 2014 by
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Egypt Elects New President

Many hope Egypt's new President will usher in an era of peace and prosperity.

Early in June, Egypt’s former military chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was sworn in as president, after winning a sweeping 96 percento of the vote during May’s elections.

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July 11, 2014 by
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Nightlife in Sharm el Sheikh

Dancing in Sharm el Sheikh. Photo courtesy of ollie harridge via Flickr.

Let’s be honest … you don’t come to a place like Sharm el Sheikh for the nightlife, but if you’re looking for a place to unwind after a long day of exploration, you do have a view options for nightlife in Sharm el Sheikh.

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June 6, 2014 by
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