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8 Beautiful Souvenirs You Must Get In Egypt

This is a guest post by Dee Nowak, of the travel blog Vanilla Papers. Dee lives in Cairo and writes about slow travel and simple living.  Did you ever get excited about a souvenir at an exotic market only to come home and watch it gather dust? I love how souvenirs can conjure up memories […]


17 Places With Live Music in Cairo (Not a DJ, Restaurant, Bar or Club)

Live Music in Cairo via pixabay

After visiting Cairo, ticking-off some bucket-list items; the Pyramids of Giza & the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities & the old souq of Khan El-Khalili, eating at every freaking local restaurant, food stall, or cart, trying all recommended dishes & drinks; from foul, koshary,  molokheya, and stuffed pigeons, to hibiscus juice, sahlab (known in […]


What To Expect During Christmas in Egypt

Christmas ornaments via pixabay

The Christmas holiday season certainly is a popular time for tourists and travelers visiting Egypt. Lots of people from colder climates love spending their winter vacation someplace warm and sunny, making Egypt an ideal destination for holiday travel plans. For many, this is actually the best time to visit Egypt! Thinking of spending Christmas in […]


A Guide to Exploring the Best Places in Zamalek

Kasr El-Nil Bridge which leads from Downtown to Zamalek by Jorge Láscar via Flickr

The Best Kept Secret of Cairo: El Zamalek Island (a.k.a. Gezira Island) My Childhood In Zamalek A place where I lived 27 of my 31 years -the first 2 years of my life were in Maadi, then we moved to Zamalek, and now a 2 years & 4 months resident of 6th of October- we […]


Travelling with Pets: The Alternatives to Dog Kennels in Egypt

Dog in a car via pixabay

Pet owners out there know the struggle all too well. You’ve been dreaming up the perfect vacation for a while, you’re all ready to book, you can’t wait to travel… there’s just one thing holding you back. Your dream will never become a reality until you’ve figured out what you’re going to do about the […]


Women of Egypt — Smashing Stereotypes (Part 2 of 2)

Women smashing stereotype by Sam Manns via Unsplash

Trend-setters, Influencers, and Ambassadors While Part One of our two-part, smashing stereotype series highlights women in Egypt playing a major role in the burgeoning field of adventure-travel, the women featured in part two are involved in a much wider range of activities. Some of these activities are still closely related to travel, others maybe not […]


Women of Egypt – Smashing Stereotypes (Part 1 of 2)

Lina El-Menshawy wearing Spiderman's mask

A Tale of Two Cousins My 21-year-old cousin recently contacted me, asking for advice. She’d been hoping to travel to Egypt for a couple weeks over the winter holidays, and wanted some ideas of things to do and places to stay in Cairo. It had always been her dream to visit Egypt she said, but she […]


Diving Holidays in Egypt: Snorkeling, Scuba, or Free Diving

Diving holidays in Egypt via Pixabay

Yes, we know there are some of you out there still hoping and praying for spring to arrive, with its sunshine and warm weather. But here in Egypt, the beautiful, balmy weather is already upon us, and Spring Fever has hit hard. It’s that time of year when sweaters are going into the back of […]


5 Best Hiking Trails in Egypt

Hiking by Ardiss Hutaff via unsplash

Some like to experience the desert riding a 4×4, others would enjoy it effortlessly on the back of a camel, but as we both are hikers; we believe that the best way is to walk it on foot, to connect with nature, and get as close as one can get. That’s why we have put together […]


Following the Footsteps of the Holy Family Flight into Egypt

& Bacchus by Passainte Assem

A myriad of reasons draw people from all over the world to Egypt. For some, the reasons are spiritual ones. Though often overshadowed by Egypt’s other claims to fame (I’m looking at you, pyramids), Egypt’s religious pilgrimage sights are an important part of the country’s storied cultural heritage. Pilgrims have been coming to Egypt to […]