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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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Travel

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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Travel

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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Travel

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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Travel

Thermal water: Add this ‘miracle’ to your travel bag to Egypt

Water. Water. Waaater. WATER. This is a frequent thought during tourism in Egypt – except in winter, which is high season there. What few people know is that, on hot days (or much of the year in Egypt!), to drink water should not be the sole concern. There’s a special water for men and women to spray over the skin… and it can save the tourist’s […]

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Curiosities

Where is Cleopatra’s tomb?

Hello, Damas! I’m going to be in Egypt soon. I’d like to see the tomb of Cleopatra. Where is it? Any hint for my visit?

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Travel

Hot news about the long-awaited inauguration of the Great Egyptian Museum

Egypt is always a fascinating subject. Since 2015, one of the greatest expectations there has been the inauguration of the new museum in Giza. The country will replace the traditional Cairo Museum with the Great Egyptian Museum.

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Travel

An exciting visit to the Egyptian Museum of Cairo

Museum of Egyptian Antiquities is the official name, but people commonly know it as Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo. The giant building shines as one of the key points to visit in Egypt. Join me now on a virtual tour. Besides many photos, you will see tips for your visit.

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Travel

Felucca rides in Aswan, Egypt: meet (and help) the kids of the Nile

Felucca is a small, primitive wooden sailboat used in Egypt. Particularly in Aswan, tourists love to be part of a felucca ride on the Nile River. While observing the exotic nature, maybe singing and dancing with the tour guide and the small crew, they see a curious scene: children in a tremendous effort to approach the boat.