Travel & Lifestyle

EXCLUSIVE: Cedric Dumont’s Leap of Wonder Above the Egyptian Pyramids

EXCLUSIVE: Cedric Dumont’s Leap of Wonder Above the Egyptian Pyramids

Around 11:30am yesterday, Jan. 29, 2015, Belgian Red Bull athlete Cedric Dumont became the first person ever to perform a wing-suit jump above the Great Pyramids of Egypt. A feat three years in the making, following a failed attempt over the Cairo Tower in 2012 due to risky weather conditions, Wednesday’s epic flight almost didn’t […]

Find Your Inner Peace In Bahareya

Find Your Inner Peace In Bahareya

Because yoga is all about finding your inner peace and meditating, Mandala Yoga always chooses divine locations for their expeditions. This time, they’re heading to a peaceful haven on the outskirts of the Bahareya oasis known as Lazuli Ecolodge from Feb. 26  to Mar. 1, 2015. A shimmering oasis for the mind, Lazuli is the […]

Dubai Airport Breaks A New World Record

Dubai Airport Breaks A New World Record

  Dubai International Airport has just announced its 2014 numbers, reporting a whopping 70.4 million passengers who transited through its vast international terminals last year.     This officially makes DXB the busiest international airport in the world, overtaking London’s Heathrow, which reported 68.1 million international passengers in 2014.     Meanwhile, Al Maktoum International […]

Photos To Remind You How Beautiful Yemen Is

Photos To Remind You How Beautiful Yemen Is

Unless you’ve been there, we bet you didn’t know Yemen was this breathtaking. Here is visual proof of the country’s stunning scenery, from the ecological haven of Socotra Island to surreal Sana’a, the world’s oldest city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to the greenery of Ibb and the desert architecture of Hadramaut… Feast your […]

Why Luxor Should Be at the Top of Your Bucket List

Why Luxor Should Be at the Top of Your Bucket List

Egyptian tourism has been hit hard since the revolution, so on the weekend of its anniversary, we jetsetted out to Luxor to revel in its history and beauty. With a simple phone call to Gezira Travel, our flights were booked and we were on our way to four days of ultimate bliss and discovery.     […]

Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh Listed in TravelAdvisor’s Top 25 Hotels World Wide

Hotel in Sharm El Sheikh Listed in TravelAdvisor’s Top 25 Hotels World Wide

It’s no secret that Egypt’s tourism has declined immensely in the past few years, but it looks like there’s still hope after all. With Hurghada named as one of TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Destinations on the Rise in 2014, we thought that was the most recognition we’d be getting in a while, but it doesn’t stop […]

12 Landmarks in Cairo that Are off the Beaten Path

12 Landmarks in Cairo that Are off the Beaten Path

I always thought that the best thing about Cairo is that t all it takes for you to see great remains of history is a slight head turn in either direction. We, Cairenes, are always surrounded by history in all its forms and shapes and it’s nothing short of fascinating. Considering that Cairo’s a city […]

10 Things You Can Do in the Desert

10 Things You Can Do in the Desert

The desert isn’t just something you pass on the way from one urban center to the next, or what’s “out there” beyond the city’s outskirts and compound walls. The desert can be a playground, or an open-air respite from crowded concrete city blocks and all the neuroses contained within them. The desert can be freedom. […]

Then and Now: Zamalek in Photos

Then and Now: Zamalek in Photos

Filled with farms, cattle and markets, Zamalek was unrecognizable in the late 1800s…         Every building looked like a palace, even if it wasn’t…             The view from the Nile was as peaceful and serene as ever…           The roads were cleaner and […]

10 Reasons Why Money Spent On Traveling Isn’t Money Wasted

10 Reasons Why Money Spent On Traveling Isn’t Money Wasted

For someone who’s recently started experiencing the pains of adulthood, AKA having to manage one’s finances and make more sound decisions, traveling on a budget seems quite inevitable. With worries about seeming irresponsible to my parents if I failed to economically manage my entire stay in a foreign country with a weird, incomprehensible currency (Czech […]

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