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5 Myths About Ecotourism

5 Myths About Ecotourism

You always have an image in your head whenever you hear “ecotourism”: camping in absolute wilderness, long days of strenuous hiking, cooking meals on a camp stove. However, there is a lot more about ecotourism than enjoying nature on the barest of necessities. For the International Ecotourism Society, ecotourism is defined as “responsible travel to […]

Anti-Valentine’s Day Getaway Spots

Museum of Broken Relationships

We feel you, single people. You abhor the cheesiness of Valentine’s Day, which you prefer calling “Single Awareness Day,” and you just want to get away from the romantic madness. If you have the resources to travel abroad, you can take a break at these places for the perpetual singles, the romantic cynics, and even […]

Protaras Cyprus: The Little Secret

Protaras Cyprus: The Little Secret

The island of Cyprus may still have a political tension between Greece and Turkey (who both claim jurisdiction over the area), but that does not deter tourists from all over the world to discover its innate beauty. Many people may not realize that Cyprus is known for its beaches, and they all come to the most beautiful of them all: Protaras.Located in the town of Paralimni, Protaras is a resort village that consists of a wonderful sandy coast lined with beaches along the town’s eastern coast. It…

The Historical City of Cairo

The Historical City of Cairo

In terms of historical significance, Cairo is one of the most important cities in the world. Its rich history goes back thousands of years, and the culture and structures that have survived bear witness to the numerous legends about the birth of a powerful city. Shortly after unifying Upper and Lower Egypt, Menes, the first King-God of the Dynastic period, established the capital of Memphis in around 3100 BC. Many accounts suggest that Memphis predated Menes’ arrival and that it had a huge influ…

Necropolis of Saqqara

Necropolis of Saqqara

Beyond the bustling city of Cairo, Egypt still possesses the charm of the Ancient World with its magnificent pyramids and remnants of great structures. At the height of Egypt’s power and wealth, they buried their dead in a vast cemetery that sprung a life of its own.Covering a seven-kilometer stretch of the Western Desert, on a plateau high above the River Nile, Saqqara was Ancient Egypt’s cemetery for more than 3500 years. Named after Sokar, the patron god of the dead in the ancient capital of …

Cairo Transport and Accommodation Guide

Cairo Transport and Accommodation Guide

In your mind you are probably thinking you are to some place that time forgot. But Cairo is just like any major city in the world. It has plenty of hotels to meet your lodging needs and has a vast transportation network to accommodate your transportation needs.From the airportFrom the Cairo International Airport, you can take a cab to get to your hotel. If you do not have reservations yet, you can ask you cab driver to recommend a good place to stay in. Taxi fare from the airport to the center o…

Cairo: The Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Cairo: The Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Egypt is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Pyramids of Giza, located just outside of Cairo, never cease to amaze tourists. The Sphinx is also located just in front of the great Pyramids, same as  the lesser known Saqqara or the Step Pyramid. The Pyramids Of GizaFrom the center of the Cairo, you can take a cab or minibus, and then to get to the pyramids, you can take a horse or a buggy. Or for an ultimate desert experience, take a camel. If you want to take a camel, haggle. Hard….

Guide to Shopping in Cairo

Guide to Shopping in Cairo

Cairo has been a shopping haven for centuries now. It has been the trading place of people from Africa, the Middle East and even people from Asia. These traders put up tents to sell of barter their goods. Although these days, peddlers hawk imitations of famous brands, you could still find peddlers who sell authentic merchandise. Khan Al-KhaliliOn your shopping expedition around Cairo, you may feel like you went back in time. You will find local and foreign merchants selling gold, copper, textile…

Plan a Trip to Cairo

Plan a Trip to Cairo

Cairo is one of the most interesting places in the world. It is Egypt’s largest city and Africa’s most populous. There are a number of places to see, to shop and just simply enjoy. Best time to visit CairoThe temperature in Cairo can be extremely warm – hot even, especially if you are used to cold weather. The best time to visit Cairo is from November to March when the temperature is a lot cooler, ranging from (low temperatures) 9 – 23 (high temperatures) C.Sites To SeeCairo is one of those plac…

China’s Winter Wonderland

China’s Winter Wonderland

The fifth day of the New Year marks the start of China’s long-running winter festivals held in the northeastern city of Harbin.  With its massive and beautifully carved ice statues and snow structures that are open to the public until the warmth of spring melts these lanterns, the event has become one of Harbin’s top tourist destinations attracting both local and foreign travelers.The Harbin Ice Festival has been held since 1963, although it has been interrupted several times during the Cultural…