Tag Archives: Egypt

Top 10 International Photos Every Traveler Needs


Some photos are necessary — crucial, even. These are shots every traveler should strive to have in their album: photos in front of the most iconic sites in the world. If you visit these locations and fail to get a photo proving that you were there … well, you might as well retire your passport […]

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March 24, 2016 by | Comments Off on Top 10 International Photos Every Traveler Needs

Top 25 Things to Do in Africa & the Middle East: 2016 Viator Travel Awards

Go adventuring in the Dubai desert.

Welcome to the 2016 Viator Travel Awards: Africa and Middle East Edition! Below, we’ve compiled a list of 25 of the most fun and interesting things to do and best places to visit in Africa and the Middle East. The tours and activities listed have been chosen based on traveler reviews, data from the millions […]

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December 11, 2015 by | 1 Comment

What You Should Know About Visiting Egypt Now

Formations in the White Desert

The U.S. State Department has lifted its travel warning against Egypt, but you should still take care and be aware that the situation could change rapidly. It’s important that potential visitors stay aware of the situation, carefully weigh the benefits against the risk and take necessary precautions, such as remaining alert to new information and […]

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July 12, 2013 by | Comments Off on What You Should Know About Visiting Egypt Now

12 Reasons to Travel to Dahab, Egypt

Egypt – the word evokes images of pyramids and camels, tombs and temples, caches of ancient civilizations lying beneath a vast desert. Lesser known is Egypt’s other side – cerulean waters on soft sand beaches against mountain backdrops, colorful canyons and lush oases holding secrets of the desert and open and approachable locals happy to […]

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June 19, 2013 by | 3 Comments

Travel Tips for Egypt

If you are traveling to Egypt in the future, I hope these little tips help you feel more comfortable about the wonderful experience you are going to have, and for the record, I may have said no at the Alabaster Factory but there were so many nice things I had to ask my guide to […]

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April 3, 2012 by | 40 Comments

Cairo Expert Ahmed Reports: This is not my country! The Dawn of a new Egypt!

“It seems like I am a tourist in a place that I have never visited before, not a tour guide in Egypt” says Ahmed, who lives and works in Cairo as a tour guide. From people smiling, saying hello and happy day, to welcoming all foreigners and tourists, the new Egypt is welcoming all to […]

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March 23, 2011 by | Comments Off on Cairo Expert Ahmed Reports: This is not my country! The Dawn of a new Egypt!

Cairo Expert Adel Reports: Welcome back to the New Egypt

Experience the transformation of the new Egypt first hand and be a part of modern history as you explore ancient Egyptian history. Raising anew, Egypt is a mix of new hopes and opportunities while still being the symbol of past treasures – from the Pyramids, Abu Simbel and more, Egypt is the place for memories […]

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March 3, 2011 by | Comments Off on Cairo Expert Adel Reports: Welcome back to the New Egypt

Viator Local Experts: Meet Adel Taha in Cairo

Viator is proud to introduce some of our new local experts. This network of licensed tour guides covers most every destination you can imagine, so check ’em out the next time you’re looking for a private tour – or simply looking to explore a destination from a local’s perspective. In this tenth installment we meet […]

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December 22, 2010 by | Comments Off on Viator Local Experts: Meet Adel Taha in Cairo

Cairo, Fabulous Chaos

Chaos. Complete chaos. And yet with some kind of unspoken rule and unexpected courtesy. It’s the only way I can begin to describe driving around Cairo. There are no lane markings on the roads – why bother when nobody is likely to take any notice? It’s more like a mass of angled, battered dodgem cars, […]

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December 29, 2008 by | Comments Off on Cairo, Fabulous Chaos

Welcome to Cairo: Ma’a salÄ?ma

It’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s chaotic – it’s Cairo and I love it! What the…?!? Expecting the worst but hoping for the best, our Cairo experience really began in the departure lounge for Singapore Airlines flight 492 at Changi Airport. As the announcement that boarding was about to commence boomed over the speakers, there was […]

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October 16, 2007 by | 1 Comment