A desert safari from Siwa Oasis into the Great Sand Sea in the Sahara desert is a phenomenal opportunity to view the beauty of the desert!
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by Mark Wiens on December 21, 2010
by Mark Wiens on December 18, 2010
Was it the brutal Egyptian sun rays and the decision to take a 3 day Nile felucca cruise (Egyptian sailboat), or was it the satisfaction I saw in the faces of all of the users, the twinkle in their eyes as the only clue to their secret…What was this secret to success, this comfort beyond [...]
by Mark Wiens on December 14, 2010
Lounging around in a traditional jellibaya, sipping on tea and gnawing on dates while peacefully slicing through the Nile River with mist lightly dampening my face, was a dream come true (slightly opposite of crazy Cairo)! We set out from Aswan for a 3 day, 2 night felucca (Egyptian Nile sailboat) trip, desperately searching for [...]
by Mark Wiens on December 10, 2010
From the Valley of the Kings to the Temple of Karnak and Luxor, here are the top ancient Egyptian sites to visit in Luxor, Egypt!
by Mark Wiens on December 6, 2010
I was sitting on my bed at the Noorhan Hotel in Aswan, Egypt, sitting in silence trying to ponder my earlier Pharaonic expeditions at Abu Simbel and Philae when a loud thunder of drum beats, chanting and shrieking cries rang through the rickety window. Stepping onto the balcony it soon became evident that a local [...]
by Mark Wiens on December 3, 2010
A stern knock on the room door at Noorhan Hotel at 3 am disturbed my peaceful sleep and I arose with haste, excited to embark on another historical journey in Egypt. A quick breakfast of breadsticks spread with fig jam and the van promptly arrived at hotel. We zoomed away through the darkness, hurriedly picking [...]
by Mark Wiens on November 30, 2010
Initial impressions of Cairo, Egypt can lead to overwhelming emotions of confusion, attempting to sort out the jumble of energy and life that surges in Egypt’s capital. Like in most mega-cities, being aggressive is mandatory and taking the micro-advantages over others is common. However, even in the hustle of chaos, individuals enact their Egyptian hospitality, [...]
by Mark Wiens on November 27, 2010
The first few hours, maybe even the first few days after arriving in a brand new place in the world is one of my absolute favorite moments to live for. Within those first few hours your ideals and previous mental pictures of the place are shattered and the real city is exposed before you. Sometimes [...]
Hey! My name is Mark. After graduating from university, I decided to travel and EAT!
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