Egypt is full of truly magnificent historical attractions. One of the most fascinating sites I visited while in the country was the temple of Karnak located in Luxor, Egypt. Though the entire complex was memorable, the great hypostyle hall was what really made me gasp – these pillars are HUGE!
While some restaurants specialize in Japanese, Chinese or Indian food, Da Spot specializes in DELICIOUS. That’s it. Da Spot is a little restaurant in Honolulu, Hawaii, that serves nothing but home-style cooked comfort dishes with an awesome ethnic mix of international dishes that are all cooked with massive flavor. Their emphasis is a mixture of… [Read More]
Location: Aswan, Egypt While sailing the Nile River on a felucca, we stopped by at a small Egyptian village. A few kids were juggling a flat bouncy ball in a little donkey pushcart alleyway, so I was able to join in with them for a few minutes of fun. In my jellabiya, I wasn’t exactly… [Read More]
It’s a pretty safe bet that any form of food that has been found within a tomb from thousands of years ago, must have been a culinary hit. Remnants of Ful Medames were uncovered in a number of the 12th Dynasty (1991-1786 B.C.) Pharonic tombs in Egypt. Today, there’s no doubt that the dish is… [Read More]
In comparison to Europe or North America, everyday expenses in Egypt are low. From SE Asia, prices are quite similar with regards to food, accommodation and living expenses. Vegetarian meals can be eaten for less than $1 per meal and beds can be bought for around $4 a night. Egypt is blessed with an abundance… [Read More]
Location: Cairo, Egypt There’s a brilliant orange in the sky that could only be formed when the sun meets the dry heat and pollution of Cairo. Peering at the city at dusk is flabbergasting, an infinite series of ancient looking brown buildings that are dwarfed in the distance by the perfect triangles that poke through… [Read More]
Luckily in Egypt, you don’t have to be the Pharaoh to EAT like one! This list of 27 things to fulfill yourself with in Egypt is by no means extensive, feel free to share with me what your favorite Egyptian food is! 1 EGP (Egyptian Pound) = $0.17 USD 1. Diet Bread (above) At the… [Read More]
The Siwa Oasis (واحة سيوة) is the fertilizing lifeline for almost 25,000 inhabitants who have relied on the fresh water source in the midst of the desolate Siwa desert. How To Get to Siwa Oasis: From Cairo take the train to Alexandria, takes 2 -3 hours – Price – 37 LE ($6.23) Bus leaves from… [Read More]