Both Egypt and Sudan claim ownership of the Halayeb Triangle, a 20,000-square-kilometre piece of smooth desert and lush coastal scenery. Now, after decades of struggle, it’s finally—barely—open to tourists.
Many visitors to Egypt explore the enchanting beaches of Sinai, the history of Luxor or the vastness of the Western Desert; however, the true magnificence of Egypt lies in the unknown treasures hidden in every ...
It's easy to look like an idiot smoking sheesha—order the wrong flavour, or any flavour at all, and things could get nasty. Here's a handy guide to smoking hookah like a real Arab.
Mud baths, spiced coffee and a dip in Egypt’s Nile River—it’s what makes in Aswan, the colourful Nubian village, a perfect oasis in the desert.
Sometimes it's about the destination, not the journey.
Today, with the reconstruction of its ancient library, the city of Alexandria represents the firmly planted roots of what we—the West—have become. Its history has come full circle once more. Those are the forces that built the High Dam at Aswan, and those are the forces that are now struggling to take over modern Egypt even as its consciousness clings so deeply to the mysteries of its past.
When To Go to Egypt Because Egypt is a desert and a big tourist destination, visitors can generally face either sweltering heat of elbowing with other tourists. Summers are hot and the winters are mild, with a...