Africa

All posts related to travels in Africa.

Although I’ve visited Egypt several times in my teens, I spent way too much time hanging around with my cousins instead of seeing the sites. On this last trip to Egypt, I was determined to see some of the cool places Egypt has to offer. My research led me to the Black Desert and the White Desert. Once I saw pictures of these mystical places, I knew I HAD to visit, which led me to partner with Egypt Tailor Made to experience their Overnight Camping Black and the White Desert tour. This was my first ever camping trip and I did it in the desert, in Egypt, during winter. Click to read about my experience and learn how you can visit the breathtaking places I did!

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Despite the fact that the average person is familiar with the monuments of Egypt, most people that haven’t visited don’t know much about Egyptian food. Egyptian cuisine can be a bit of a mystery for a traveler, so I’m here to shed some light on the situation. Behold: the 12 must eat foods when visiting Cairo – and where to find them!

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Egypt was my first international vacation after moving to the U.S. at the ripe age of 4, and I’ve spent four glorious summers there since 2004. Although it has been a few years since I’ve returned, the memories of summers spent in the hot desert have not been forgotten. While I still haven’t seen some of the most famous monuments outside of Cairo, I want to share with you some of my favorite experiences in the City of a Thousand Minarets. Read on and see which are the five experiences not to miss in Cairo.

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In 2011, I had the pleasure of visiting my other homeland, Sudan. Despite the fact that it neighbors Egypt both geographically and culturally, Khartoum is a world apart. In the time of my visit, it was undergoing a rapid urban development. This photo essay is not simply a collection of the few days I spent in Khartoum. Rather, it reflects a city in development – a city embracing urbanization while keeping roots in its traditional culture. While Khartoum is by no means a “tourist destination” in any sense of the word, the hospitable people and uncomplicated way of life make me proud to call Sudan “home.”

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