21 Apr 2011
Easter holiday is just around the corner, so if you can’t take a two-day trip out of Cairo or have not come up with a plan for the vacation, do not waste time waiting. Take your family for one of our suggested last minute getaways....
19 Apr 2011
In the baffling mix that is the Greek city of Athens, the modern city squeezes into the crevices of the ancient one. Ancient blocks and pillars stand next to concrete. But the city’s hills, exposed in their ancient state, remain...
17 Apr 2011
Turkey’s political leadership is making a lot of noise on the European and Middle Eastern scenes. In the midst of Egypt’s revolution, many people talked about the possibility of Egypt adopting a Turkish-style leadership...
14 Apr 2011
Many travelers to Jordan believe there is little to do in Amman. For one thing, most of Jordan’s travel destinations, such as Petra, Jarash and the Dead Sea, are far from the capital.
Architecturally speaking, the city has something...
12 Apr 2011
During the summer in Egypt, it is common to find a bride and groom gathered with friends on the Qasr al-Nil bridge.
Dancing or drinking sharbat, the couple always seem caught up in the moment, excited about their step toward a new future...
10 Apr 2011
It had been a breath-taking journey: leaving behind the parched confines of the capital and then winding our way up the north-west coastal roads though luscious, tumbling countryside more reminiscent of southern France than anywhere in the...
06 Apr 2011
Entering the dimly-lit room of the George restaurant in Ismailia necessitates a generous push of two rows of doors, which keep the legendary silence of the city at bay and invite you to step into an environment frozen in time. The...
03 Apr 2011
Tourists are staying away from Egypt two months after the start of a popular revolution that removed longtime President Hosni Mubarak. Their absence is dealing another blow to a nation already staggered by inefficiency, corruption and...
03 Apr 2011
I felt like I was entering a painting the first day I wandered the bridges and mazes of Venice.
I hardly knew at the time that the sense of tranquility that overwhelmed me the moment I stepped out of the airport and took a water-taxi to my...
01 Apr 2011
Waking up on the island of Meedhupparu in the Republic of Maldives has been one of the most refreshingly beautiful experiences of my life.
The feeling of being semi-stranded on a natural, exotic island that is completely detached from the...