Egypt Western Desert – Exploring the Roads Less Travelled

Hop on a bus in Luxor and travel to Al-Kharga Oasis located on the southern tip of the Western Desert. Take in all the Al-Kharga Museum of Antiques has to offer. Take a day to expl [...]
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Ramadan Fanous, an old tradition in Egypt that never dies

Everything is falling into place. The flashing, shimmering, colours of authentic lanterns light up the night, numerous strands of paper lanterns crisscross narrow streets, and a fe [...]
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Postcards from Rosetta: A day where the Nile meets the sea

Rosetta is not the town it once was, nor does it attract visitors in the same way it once did. It is somewhat surprising, considering that the town is located where the world’s l [...]
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Diving 101: Where to go and how to get addicted to diving in Red Sea

Vacationers have varied concepts about what constitutes time off. For some, it’s a few days isolated on a beach; for others, it’s family time at the pool. People take vacations [...]
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Eid, Festival of Peace in Egypt

Eid is celebrated on the first date of Shawwal, that is, the tenth month of the Hijra calendar. During the festival, People exchange gifts, greeting their neighbours as a mark of s [...]
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Ramadan in Cairo

Ramadan in Cairo is always special in its very traditional way. You wait for the Lunar confirmation that next day is first day of Ramadan, then you hear the Taraweeh Prayer calls i [...]
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The Fasting of Ramadan: A Time for Thought, Action, and Change!

“Fasting in Ramadan develops in a person the real spirit of social belonging, of unity and of equality before God. This spirit is the natural product of the fact that when pe [...]
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The Meaning of Ramadan in Egypt

Fasting during Ramadan was ordained during the second year of Hijrah. Why not earlier? In Makkah the economic conditions of the Muslims were bad. They were being persecuted. Often [...]
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The Sleeper Train in Egypt

In a hurry to get to Luxor or Aswan from Cairo? Flying is the fastest option. If saving money is a priority, take the bus or the regular train. But if you believe that when traveli [...]
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Fell inlove with Sharm el Sheikh

Some people love challenge, others fear it. I can not really say which group I belong to, but my statistics show I had taken a few rather courageous steps in my life. Moving to Egy [...]
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