Middle East & Africa Travel Tips
Africa and the Middle East are about the romance of adventure and countless other impressions, for within their seemingly boundless confines you'll experience pretty much everything.
At first try a gentle landing, whether it be Egypt of the pharoahs and the five-star Nile cruisers; exhilarating, post-apartheid South Africa and its sexy, sophisticated showpiece city of Cape Town; or solidly modern Namibia, where traditional cultures and mod cons make a marvelous mix. In the Middle East, there's nowhere quite as spectacular as Dubai, a pleasure palace in the desert.
Written by Jessica, USA, October 2012
There are few things more exhilarating than getting up close and personal with a wild animal that could, if not for the metal bars between you, rip you to shreds. South Africa is famous for its huge ...
Do's-clothing remember that the arib culture expect woman to be fully clothed you can show your feet, hands and face only.. Some areas are a little more relaxed but still keep shoulders and down to ...
Written by JC, Germany, January 2012
Dubai’s financial district might appear at first glance to have little to offer the curious visitor but glass and steel and the faint aroma of money with a top-note of oil. But near Emirates Towers, ...
Written by JC, Germany, November 2011
If all you see of Dubai
is the airport, the shopping malls, the highways, the skyscraper hotels
and the crazy and ambitious off-shore developments, it’s easy to
convince yourself that the city ...
I was only in Dubai for a couple of days but they have made a metropolis out of the desert!!! The TV adds are true, it is amazing for browsing and shopping. There is everything you could imagine in ...
Written by JC, Germany, July 2011
Many seasoned travelers will draw a blank when you mention the name “Hatta”, which can partly be blamed on its unusual location: you’ll find it in a secluded corner of the patchwork that makes up ...
Written by Viator, July 2012
When you travel to the southern-most country on the African continent, chances are you don’t expect to find some of the best Indian food you’ll ever have, but that’s exactly what happens when you ...
Written by JC, Germany, February 2012
Egypt has the oldest railway network in Africa, dating back more than one and a half centuries and now covering over 5000 kilometers. Generally efficient, safe and reliable, rail is one of the ...
Written by JC, Germany, June 2011
If you’ve been near a TV or newspaper in the last few months you’ll know that these are tumultuous times in the Middle East. Not just the extent but the extraordinary pace of change has caught many ...
Written by Skootre, USA, September 2010
I'm planning a trip to Egypt with a 5 and 2 year old, both boys. I've traveled a lot in the middle east, but never in Egypt. Any thoughts on do's and don'ts with kids in Egypt?
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, October 2012
Some say that Sharm El Sheikh on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt’s Red Sea is the best undersea destination, and it is indeed fantastic. Depending on the weather conditions and the quality of your ...
Written by Cairo Expert: Adel, Egypt, April 2011
The winds of change in Egypt are moving how to restore stolen treasures back to the Egyptian people and the world. More than a dozen treasures stolen from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo were rapidly ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, May 2012
Often referred to as the “evergreen mountain”, Mount Carmel is
actually more of a mountain range than a single peak. Though it is
decidedly lacking in altitude (its summit is a mere 1,724 feet ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, December 2012
The coastal community of Eilat is located at the southern tip of Israel ,
and consists mainly of a four-mile strip of beach along the Red Sea. To
say that the town is a resort community would be ...
Written by JC, Germany, May 2012
The glass and steel behemoths of Dubai
try their hardest to hide the city’s foundations, but any open space
not drenched in water will soon betray its desert origins. And Dubai is
one of the ...
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