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Boatman invitations in Egypt

Understand Egyptian kindness – it's done a little differently. For instance 'boatman invitations' are invitations you're expected to politely turn down.

Eid al-Adha celebration The Traditional Travelers

 Bedouins are an ancient people, with customs and traditions that run deep. Today, Bedouins are traversing an ever-changing, modern world.

Cairo, the city that never sleeps

There is one time during the week, when the Cairo is quiet. Do you know when?

Farewell Ramadan! Welcome Eid al-Fitr!!!

Eid al-Fitr is celebrated at the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and begins when the moon is sighted after sunset. 

An open-air coffee shop

In the hot Egyptian climate, one of the best places to sit in the evening is an open-air coffee shop and refresh yourself with some drinks.

The blessed month of Ramadan

Muslims say that Ramadan is like a rare flower that blooms only once a year. As soon as we start to smell it, it disappears, not to be seen for another year. It certainly feels like this as time rushes along like crazy. The 30 days of fasting pass very quickly and are over as soon as they begin.

Fancy a Henna tattoo? Why not try one in Egypt!

If you like the idea of a temporary henna tattoo why not get an authentic on from a local artist at a Nubian village in Aswan. The tattoos are made on your hands, arms or ankle. Artists use different patterns that were used from Pharaohs, through Arabic to modern day Nubian styles.

Shisha - a perfect way to relax with friends at a coffee shop

Also known as ‘hookah’ or ‘hubbly bubbly’, ‘shisha’ are the ornate, Arabian water pipes through which Egyptians while away the hours toking contentedly on fruit scented tobacco.

Beauty is found in stone...

In pharaonic times Alabaster was used for all kind of ornaments or statues. Up until now, the soft mineral stone is processed in Egypt.

Safety Updates on Visiting Egypt During the Hamas-Israel War

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