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Manu Schwingel


Manu Schwingel is a professional photographer, videographer, journalist, consultant for Digital Solutions and course instructor. The camera has been Manu's constant companion ever since he developed a passion for photography in his adolescence. Now based in Egypt and originally from Bavaria, Germany, Manu has lived and worked all over the world, including in Switzerland, England, Hong Kong, Thailand and Malaysia.

Photo Diary: Inside Egypt’s Wadi Gimal National Park

Photo Diary: Inside Egypt’s Wadi Gimal National Park

  Egypt has declared its commitment to enhancing environmental quality and promoting the sustainable use of its natural resources as a strategic choice for the nation’s future. This strategy calls for the establishment and maintenance of a representative network of protected areas in the country. Today, there are 29 protected areas throughout Egypt, about 15% […]

Q&A: Bellydancer Aleya of Cairo

Q&A: Bellydancer Aleya of Cairo

Manu Schwingel chats with Aleya, a belly dancer and teacher based in Cairo, about the art form and her career.   Manu: As I can hear in your videos, your English skills are very good, because you were born in America. What was your reason to go to Cairo? Aleya: I came to Cairo to […]

Top 10 Kitesurf Spots in Egypt

Top 10 Kitesurf Spots in Egypt

Kitesurfing is not only easy to learn, it connects the athlete with the majestic powers of nature. Lucky for us, Egypt ranks as one of the best countries worldwide for kitesurfing. Here, you can find the best spots for beginners and pro riders alike. Steady winds throughout the year provide endless fun for this relatively […]

Photo Diary: Inside Umm el Howeitat, Egypt’s Ghost City

Photo Diary: Inside Umm el Howeitat, Egypt’s Ghost City

Egypt’s indescribable Pharaonic past is perhaps one of the foremost visuals that come to mind when people imagine “Egypt”. But Egypt offers much more than this chapter in history. In 1882, Umm el Donia was occupied and ruled by the British. Influences of the time period are reflected in many cities, which bore witness to […]