Category: Things To Do

Safety in Cairo: What Travelers Need to Know

August 19, 2014

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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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Nightlife in Sharm el Sheikh

June 6, 2014

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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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Nubian Culture in Aswan

May 9, 2014

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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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Best Day Trips from Sharm el Sheikh

April 11, 2014

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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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Outdoor Adventures in Hurghada

March 14, 2014

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Quads in the Egyptian Desert near Hurghada. Photo courtesy of Richard Bogle via Flickr.

The coastal city of Hurghada earned a prominent spot on the travel map for one reason: adventure tourism. As a gateway to the Red Sea and the Egyptian desert, outdoor adventures in Hurghada abound.

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Egypt’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites

February 14, 2014

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Valley of Whales. Photo courtesy of Dale Gillard via Flickr.

With a history of epic proportions that Egypt has, visiting the country is better than any history class you could take. One of the best ways to learn about the region (and see some of it’s top attractions) is to visit each of Egypt’s UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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