Aswan – On The Edge

Aswan On The Edge Upper Egypt Aswan is my favourite place in Egypt.   It is set on the banks of the Nile (pretty much every town and village in Egypt is!) of course and very much has the feel of being at the ‘end of the line’, or on the edge. To the south is desert on...

The Palace Hotels of Egypt

The Palace Hotels The Palace Hotels Of Egypt Egypt being a fascinating country with a remarkable history, an important colonial outpost, a trading and communications center, it is unsurprising that Egypt was a very early and important destination for wealthy folk from...

Climbing Mount Sinai

Climbing Mount Sinai Moses Mountain Sinai Peninsula: Mount Sinai and St Catherine’s Monastery are 2-3 hours drive from Sharm el Sheik, although we had driven in 6-7 hours from Cairo, the capital of Egypt.  The last few hours navigating the arid, starkly beautiful...

Egypt – Food

Egypt - Food Food Like any crossroads culture, Egyptian cuisine has picked and chosen those ingredients and food that grow best as well as best meet the flavor and nutritional needs of their people.  Bridging Africa and Asia as it does, Egypt has a lot from which to...

The Humble Falafel

The Humble Falafel The Middle Eastern Classic The Humble Falafel!  One of the joys of visiting the Middle East is experimenting with the varied, mostly healthy, food. I have been curious for a while about the Falafel (and how this concoction came to be) and thus, I...