Touring Egypt from Cairo

Safety in Cairo: What Travelers Need to Know

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

Cairo’s Best Street Foods

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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Nubian Culture in Aswan

Nubian village near Aswan. Photo courtesy of Chris Brown via Flickr.

In ancient times at the height of power in the Nubian kingdom, the city of Aswan served as a military garrison town for campaigns against the Nubians. Today, it’s location makes the ideal base for exploring Nubian culture in Aswan and in Egypt as a whole. Here are some of the places and ways to do so.

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May 9, 2014 by
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Best Day Trips from Sharm el Sheikh

St Catherine's Monastery. Photo courtesy of William Allen, Image Historian via Flickr.

If you find yourself weary of the crowds and the tourist façade, consider one of these day trips from Sharm el Sheikh to get out and see a different side of Egypt.

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April 11, 2014 by
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