With the recent revolution which rocked Egypt, tourism here has of course taken a sound beating. However things have relatively calmed down and for now it seems like a great time to travel to this country given that prices are at a down low (if you can bargain hard) and also there are lesser tourists […]
They say there is no such thing as a free lunch, though in Cairo thanks to a tip from a friend, we did find one such proverbial lunch. The ‘Whirling Dervishes’ dance a show where religious ceremony slowly transcending into performing art. The word Dervish in Persian means door-sill, used to describe the Sufi as […]
It’s no surprise that budget is a top concern for most (if not all) backpackers, and we’re not an exemption from this. Wherever we travel, we’re always trying to spend some time researching the best possible ways to get the most out of our money. Keeping this in mind we decided to start a series of […]
Even though, given the number of tourists, finding a place to enjoy the sunrise in solitude at Mt. Sinai in Egpyt was extremely difficult, this lady still managed to find the right spot for herself.
After my first attempt at scuba diving in Aqaba in Jordan, where I along with Lavanya did a single ‘intro dive’ and with further encouragement from my friends who’d already completed the course, I decided to use the opportunity of being at the Red Sea coast in Egypt to start my diving adventure. The first […]
After a hectic first week of temple and tomb visiting in southern Egypt, we headed for a break to Dahab, a small beach town by the coast of the Red Sea. For some relaxation, reading and most importantly – scuba diving. I enrolled for the PADI course and am now a proud and certified open […]
We decided to visit the Luxor temple in the evening as the soaring temperatures during the day didn’t allow for it and it was an excellent choice. Quite ordinary earlier in the day the temple came alive with the lighting post sunset definitely the best time to visit it. Note: All photos here were taken […]
This photo was taken during our evening visit at the Luxor Temple. Shot at a precise moment, I managed to capture the flash from another tourist’s camera to light up the front part of the image.
A few words from me… Before you start reading any further, I would like to emphasis that I don’t see myself as any kind of expert on religious matters, especially not about Islam. I decided to write this post only because my first experience with Ramadan was quite surprising and I thought some of you […]
Why plan anything? As you may expect, there are quite a few things to do before you leave for such a long trip as ours. And especially if you travel on a budget and money is your main priority, you have to prepare yourselves additionally for any unforeseen situations which could cost you unnecessarily when […]