Travel & Lifestyle

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 […]

Where Are All The Missing Planes Going?!

Where Are All The Missing Planes Going?!

Somebody really has it out for Malaysia! Malaysia, what is going on, man? First, the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight 370, then MH17 that was shot down in Ukraine, and now the most recent Malaysia-owned Air Asia flight that just up, poof and vanished (it’s really sad, I’m not being sarcastic). For a person who […]

10 Weird New Year’s Traditions From around the World

Following up on our peek at Weird Christmas Traditions around the World, we wondered about New Year’s customs. Sure enough, we found some interesting practices… although metal divination sounds like a legit upgrade from our Arabic coffee grinds.     Bear jam   In Romania, upon the New Year’s arrival, townspeople gather around, play music […]

Road Trippin’ In Egypt

Road Trippin’ In Egypt

Despite its endearing character, Cairo can be toxic and sometimes, all you want to do is escape from the hustle and stress of the city to your favorite weekend destination. The beauty of being in Egypt is that there is a wealth of places to explore and they are all just a road trip away. […]

13 Reasons to Cruise in 2015

13 Reasons to Cruise in 2015

When planning your 2015 vacations, why not add a cruise to your list of options? Cruises offer convenient, all-in-one holidays that combine comfort and brimming itineraries with postcard picture views every time you look out the window.     Variety of choices   Caribbean, Mediterranean, South America, Middle East, Alaska, Asia… just to name a […]

Now that You Can’t Travel, Cruise the Nile this New Year’s

Now that You Can’t Travel, Cruise the Nile this New Year’s

  So it’s mid-December and yes, your travel plans to Beirut are a no go because the government has decided that you might have false intentions and instead of heading to BO18 or Biel, becoming a terrorist is on your agenda… Yea, no! Once you have wiped your tears, cussed out every entity and thrown […]

Egypt Bans Free Travel To Certain Countries

Egypt Bans Free Travel To Certain Countries

The Egyptian Ministry of Interior has issued a ban on free travel for Egyptian citizens who are seeking to visit a number of countries around the region. They must first submit their passport and get a security clearance from the Egyptian passport authorities to obtain permission to travel, which could take 15-30 days. According to […]