Luxor is one of the most important places to visit in Egypt. We automatically think of fabulous archaeological sites such as the Luxor Temple, the Karnak Temple, the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon. On the west bank, a historical treasure goes unnoticed by many tourists and is […]
Felucca is a typical vessel used in Egypt. Small and rustic, it sails along the enigmatic Nile River. It did not appear for tourist purposes but became a popular attraction for those visiting the country. I’ve been there several times. Now I will show you how it is, with photos and a video.
I frequently say that a cruise on the Nile River is one of the most exciting things to do in Egypt. Aswan is part of the route, and people there usually leave the ship for some minutes to join a delightful felucca ride. I have already written about this ride, including how’s the approach of […]
NOTE — I thank the Embassy of Egypt in Brazil and Portugal for sharing the Portuguese version of this post on social networks. Months ago, I wrote a post emphasising eight reasons tourism in Lisbon is outstanding (I live in Portugal). This time, the blog features a different destination, Egypt, with a slightly longer list: ten items. Ten notes on how […]
Silves, in the Algarve, is a city that breathes History. I go there every year — especially in August, the month of the traditional Medieval Fair. Tourists like to explore the Historic Center. We find there, for example, a castle and a cathedral. The tour in the Historic Center usually begins on the N124 road, […]
Tourists often visit typical shops in the Algarve to buy souvenirs. The shops in Silves have a special touch. Among them, a favorite is Ana & Joana.
Golf is a tradition in the Algarve (south of Portugal). Thousands of tourists — especially from England and Germany — come solely for this reason. It’s unusual for a player to arrive with all of their equipment. So, people look for golf shops to buy or rent gear and clothes.
Water, water, waaater, WATER. This is a frequent thought during tourism in Egypt — except in the high season of Winter. Few people know that drinking water is not the sole concern on hot days. There’s a special water that men and women should spray over the skin, and it can save the day. It’s an effect that — with […]
I often express my affection for Silves. It is naturally part of my life in the Algarve (south of Portugal), where I live. 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, are an irresistible invitation. At some point […]
A cruise on the Nile River is one of the most thrilling events in Egypt. In fact, my favorite part of the trip. It happens in the South, from Luxor to Aswan, and vice versa.