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SAILING THE DESERT

SAILING THE DESERT
Many have expressed surprise over this new tourism that has attracted the attention of thousands of travelers from all over the world, drawing them to Egypt throughout the year, to immerse into its deserts and spend weeks wandering through its mountains, valleys, and dunes, surrounded by kilometers of golden sand.

What is the nature of this magic? What is it that attracts them to such an environment, which so many think of as sterile and lifeless? Why the sprawling Egyptian desert?
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THE LAND WHERE MONASTICISM WAS BORN

THE LAND WHERE MONASTICISM WAS BORN

A mystical journey in the Red Sea
Hidden deep in the Eastern Desert mountain range, at around 200 km. north of Hurghada, and very close to the skies, seventy Copti...

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A land that time forgot: Shalateen and its people

By Ayman H. Taher


This special city offers many fascinating features, combining trade, history, and culture. My first encounter with Shalateen goes back ...
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BEAUTIFUL SIWA

BEAUTIFUL SIWA

The distance from the tollgates on the Giza Desert Highway to Siwa Oasis is 749 km, usually traversed in approximately eight hours. It is worth noting that the black road...

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DAHAB Life

DAHAB Life
Dahab. My home. Well, not really my home (I'm from Germany), but I have been coming to Dahab for more than 10 years and it has become my second home. I love the diving he...
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