Posts Tagged with "Egypt"

Our night climb and the sunrise at Mt. Sinai

Sunday, October 9, 2011

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Our night climb and the sunrise at Mt. Sinai

Mount Sinai is one of the few places on earth important for followers of three different religions – Christians, Muslims and Jews. It is considered (not without some controversies) as the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments. Nowadays, this 2285 m (7497 ft) high peak is popular not only among the tourists seeking spiritual […]

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Why you should visit Dahab (Egypt)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

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Why you should visit Dahab (Egypt)

Most people don’t usually associate travelling in the Middle East with calm, tranquility and hippie beach towns. While this is fairly an accurate picture there is but one exception- Dahab in Egypt. It’s been often compared to a small Thai town, quite unlike its big brother – the touristy and over-priced Sharm el Sheikh. Catering […]

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Photos: Remains of the Egyptian Revolution

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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Photos: Remains of the Egyptian Revolution

The Revolution of 25 January was definitely a milestone in the history of modern Egypt. Suppressed over 30 years by the Hosni Mubarak’s regime, millions of Egyptians joined their efforts and protested against it in numerous cities and towns spread across the whole country. Tahrir Square in Cairo was the main hub and focal point […]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 03

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 03

This photo was taken from one of the minarets of Al Azhar mosque in Cairo, which I had to climb in complete darkness just as the evening prayers were about to start.    

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5 things you must try in Cairo

Sunday, September 25, 2011

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5 things you must try in Cairo

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 […]

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Photos: Whirling Dervishes Dance in Cairo

Friday, September 23, 2011

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Photos: Whirling Dervishes Dance in Cairo

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 […]

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 02

Monday, September 19, 2011

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Travel Photo of the Week – vol. 02

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.  

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What you need to know about the PADI Open Water Diver course

Sunday, September 18, 2011

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What you need to know about the PADI Open Water Diver course

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 […]

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Photos: Diving in the Red Sea

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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Photos: Diving in the Red Sea

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 […]

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Photos: Luxor Temple at night

Monday, September 12, 2011

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Photos: Luxor Temple at night

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 […]

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