The construction of the great city of Alexandria

The construction of the great city of Alexandria

The famous city of Alexandria was founded by Alexander the Great in 333 BC and was named after the great leader. The foundation of the city has an interesting story and is quite different from the other settlements in Egypt. Alexander the Great was on his way to visit the Oracle Temple of Amun that lied at the oasis called Siwa, but stayed overnight at a village called "Re-qdt”. Alexander was enchanted by this place located between the Mediterranen Ocean and the Lake of Mariott and ordered ... [ read more ]

Best Periods of Time to Visit Egypt

Best Periods of Time to Visit Egypt

The best time to visit Egypt is from October to May. Though it is the peak travel season, when most travelers come, the temperatures are a lot better for those not used to the heat. Within these 8 months there are 2 periods of what are known as “High Season” (the Christmas/New Year period and the Easter Period) when hotels and cruises will put their prices up, though you will find that special events like Gala Dinners are also laid on for their customers. This can mean that some hotels be... [ read more ]

Eco-lodges, the Best Way to Save Egypt’s Environment

Eco-lodges, the Best Way to Save Egypt’s Environment

Ecotourism, or green travel, has become quite common these days with the increasing awareness of humanities effect on the planet. With the understanding that every action we take affects, usually negatively, the world, ecotourism is aimed at attempting to reduce these negative effects as much as possible. Nowadays, nearly every action we take has a negative effect on our environment. From taking a flight for vacation, driving to work, even heating up your lunch in the microwave it all produc... [ read more ]

Safety Information for Egyptian Tourists

Safety Information for Egyptian Tourists

Most of the tourists who are planning to visit Egypt are hesitating a lot whether make it or not. It is true that it's good to choose your destination bravely but if you know some safety information you won't have any problems and you can enjoy a perfect holiday. Egypt is considered a relatively safe destination, although there is a history of terrorist attacks against foreigners. Because of this you cannot hire a car and drive yourself around the country at will. Trucks, tour buses and cars... [ read more ]

Tourist Guide to Desert Safaris in Egypt

Tourist Guide to Desert Safaris in Egypt

Deserts cover about 20% of the Earths land surface, and are often thought of as unforgiving environments where it is difficult to survive even a day or two. While you do need special preparations to stay in the desert, it’s actually quite possible to do it even fun! Deserts provide the perfect atmosphere for some really interesting activities you won’t be able to do anywhere else in the world. Hot deserts are, perhaps, more versatile in the kinds of activities that you can do, and the lar... [ read more ]

Hurghada, the most popular holiday resort of Egypt

Hurghada, the most popular holiday resort of Egypt

Hurghada is a city in the Red Sea Governorate of Egypt. It is a main tourist center and second largest city in Egypt on the Red Sea coast. The city is an exciting and also distractive holiday destination suitable for all ages. Being the most popular holiday resort of Egypt, Hurghada is attracting thousands of travelers each year from all around the world. No one would believe Hurghada was just a small fishing village then it has been continually enlarged by Egyptian and foreign investors to be... [ read more ]