A Visit to Coptic Cairo

Locality where minorities reside seems compelling; a chance to explore their distinctive tradition, rather their attempt to keep hold of that, in spite of intentional or unintentional blending with majorities’ culture & lifestyle. That was our key motivation of visiting Coptic Cairo area of Old Cairo, home to Egyptian Christians (Coptic = Egyptian).  Legend says…

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10 Amazing Places of Western Desert, Egypt (Sahara) : Suggested Itinerary & Tips

Like other North African countries, Egypt also owns a share of Sahara, the greatest desert on earth.  The river Nile, flowing almost straight from south to north has divided the Egyptian part of Sahara by two segments – Western Desert & Eastern Desert.  The Western Desert is mostly rocky desert, with a smaller sandy part.…

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Sahara ‘Rocks’!!!

It was expected to be mesmerized by the greatness of the greatest desert on earth, but we also fell in love with the numerous minute wonders scattered everywhere! And I am dedicating an entire blog to the stones & pebbles of Sahara. Let’s explore the ‘rock’ing Sahara day by day.

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Wadi Al Hitan : In Search of Whales in Desert

‘Whale Valley’ is the English term for Wadi Al Hitan. Any connection between whale and desert may sound strange, but those huge fossils of prehistoric whales found and kept in Wadi Al Hitan would make you re-think over this matter! Let’s proceed to Wadi Al Hitan; I’ll explain everything on time. It was the first…

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White Desert of Sahara: A Full Moon Night on ‘Moon-Land’

‘Moon-land’ is the place for which we planned our Sahara trip on the first place. Years ago, we came to know about this place from Google image and then & there, our bucket list got modified!! We wanted to be there, in the White Desert of Sahara, on a full moon night!! Later, when we…

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Our ‘Arabian Night’ amidst the Great Sand Dunes of Sahara

Sand dunes after sand dunes…. surreal patterns of light & shadow…. numerous ripples on sand… all of those were like a dream, something that only can be seen in National Geographic Channel and nobody like us can ever be able to be in that type of mystic land… we felt exactly that way until Khaled…

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Off the Beaten Track:  Zawiyet al Maiyitin, Beni Hasan & Tuna el Gebel

One fine morning, I got a mail from Abdel Naby. He expressed his interest to guide us to Zawiyet al Maiyitin, Beni Hasan & Tuna el Gebel, places lied in between Cairo and Luxor. For time being, the area was restricted for foreign tourists as the consequence of a massive revolt in 1990. Now, the…

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