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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 things of tourism in Egypt. In fact, it is my favorite during this trip. 

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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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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 most of the year in Egypt!), to drink water should not be the only concern. There’s a special water for men and women […]

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Curiosities

Where is Cleopatra’s tomb?

Hello, Damas! I’ll be in Egypt soon. I’d like to see the tomb of Cleopatra. Where is it? Any tip for my visit? Hello! First, let’s make one thing clear. I believe you are talking about ‘Cleopatra VII‘ – the famous Cleopatra frequently featured in books, documentaries, motion pictures (Elizabeth Taylor) etc. Visit her tomb? Sorry, not […]

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

Egypt is always a fascinating subject. That’s why tourism in the country delights people so intensely. I am one of them. I’ve been there several times, and will certainly be back. Since 2015, one of the biggest expectations in Egypt is the inauguration of the new museum in Giza. The traditional Cairo Museum will finally […]

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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 see in Egypt. Join me now on a virtual visit to the museum. In addition to many photos, you will see tips for your exciting visit when finally in […]

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Felucca rides in Aswan, Egypt: Meet (and help) the children of the Nile

Felucca is a small, primitive wooden sailing boat traditionally used in Egypt. Especially in Aswan, tourists love to be part of a felucca ride in the Nile River. While observing the exotic nature, maybe singing and dancing with the tour guide and the small crew, they suddenly see a curious scene: Children in a huge effort […]