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40 travel tips you really should know
February 8, 2020

THERE'S an art to travelling well. Some little secrets you learn on the way, like making sure you find a map at the airport before you leave and always throwing spare plastic bags into your suitcase for dirty clothes. Here’s the ultimate travel advice list. Have we missed any? Let us know.   1) Wash your clothes in the sink / shower. Use the hotel soap. Or take a little traveller sized bottle of laundry detergent with you. It's...

10 Tips for Women Traveling to Cairo
February 8, 2020

I was walking down Gameat El-Dowal El-Arabiya, one of the main streets in Cairo, feigning self-confidence. And I was trying so hard to pretend I was relaxed, I even lit a cigarette. Wrong move. It was my fourth time in Egypt, but the first time on my own – no tour operators, no guides, nothing. And I thought I knew enough about Egypt. How wrong I was!   I wish I had the chance to read something like what I’m about to write before...

Interesting Facts about Cairo
September 15, 2017

1. Interesting fact: Covering around 500 sq km, with an estimated population of 22 million, Greater Cairo is the largest city in Africa and the Middle East. 2. Fun fact: The Arabic name for Cairo is al-Qahirah, which means "the conqueror," "the vanquisher" or "the victorious." Most Egyptians call Cairo "Masr", the Arabic for Egypt. Cairo is also called the City of 1000 Minarets, and Umm al-Dounia, the "Mother of the World." 3. Useful fact: The...