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Ten notes on how Egypt is worth visiting (oh, Great Egypt!)

NOTE — I thank the Embassy of Egypt in Brazil and in Portugal for sharing the original Portuguese version of this post on social networks.  Months ago, I wrote a post to emphasize eight notable points about tourism in Lisbon (I live in Portugal). This time, the blog shows a slightly longer list: ten items. Ten notes on how Egypt is worth visiting. The […]

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A remarkable day trip to Alexandria

Alexandria, founded by Alexander the Great, was a power base for Cleopatra VII (the famous Cleopatra — yes, there was more than one). To this day, it is one of Egypt’s most popular destinations.  I regularly see people confused when considering how to add Alexandria to the travel itinerary. How many days? Where to stay? What to see? 

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Dinner cruise in Cairo: a clever idea for short trips to Egypt

A cruise on the Nile River is one of the most exciting events during tourism in Egypt. To be honest, it’s my favorite part of the trip. It happens in the South, from Luxor to Aswan, and vice versa. 

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How to dress in Egypt: noteworthy advice for tourists

How to dress in Egypt is a natural concern when people plan a trip to Egypt. Especially, clothes for women in Egypt. This kind of question is one of the most frequent I receive from my readers. This is understandable. Egypt is still a distant reality to most of tourists. Regarding to how native Egyptians […]

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The amazing Medieval Fairs in Portugal

Portugal promotes some of the most famous Medieval Fairs in the world. They happen most frequently in July and August, in days to be specified each year. Damas, I’m planning a trip to Portugal. It would be awesome to witness an event like this. What can I expect? Depending on the city, you can expect a lot – something like the sensation of being in a huge set, […]

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Silves Medieval Fair (Algarve, Portugal) — video

Silves is one of the major towns in the Algarve (south of Portugal). I regularly write about it in this blog and my social networks. For instance, read later a post about a day trip to Silves. Every year, in August, we have amazing days there during the Medieval Fair. It is one of the most famous medieval fairs in […]

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Day trip to Silves (Algarve)

I love to feature Silves on this blog and on my social networks. It is one of the main cities in the Algarve. Filled with History in every square inch, it delights tourists of all ages. I go there often, because the Algarve is my home. Interesting, Damas. I’m going to the Algarve and want to visit Silves. What’s your suggestion for a day trip? First, […]

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Café Inglês: a restaurant in the Historic Center of Silves (Algarve, Portugal)

A charming day trip in Silves’ Historic Center easily makes us discover Restaurant Café Inglês. The restaurant is just a few steps from the Silves Castle and right next to Silves Cathedral.

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Ana & Joana: an interesting gift shop to visit in Silves (Algarve)

Tourists often visit typical shops in the Algarve to buy souvenirs. The shops in Silves, specifically, have a special touch. Among them, a favorite is Ana & Joana.

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Al-Tannur: a ceramic art shop to visit in Silves (Algarve)

I often express my affection for Silves, in the Algarve. It is in the Algarve (south of Portugal) that I live. So, Silves is naturally part of my life. Every time I receive visitors from abroad, I spend a day trip with them in the city. Silves’ Historic Center attracts History lovers. The Cathedral, the Castle, the Turret of the City Gate, among other sites, […]