10 Reasons to Travel to East Africa Independently

10 Reasons to Travel to East Africa Independently

Did you know that travel makes you a much more awesome and happier person? You know what’s even better? Skip the jam-packed itinerary of a guided tour and travel independently. We did exactly that on our recent trip to Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. We loved the freewheel, without any guidelines, timelines or other rules and ..

Why You Need To Go To Iran Now

Why You Need To Go To Iran Now

Editor’s note: Since now Egyptians have the freedom to simply jump on a plane and go to Iran, an option that is becoming more significant everyday! Very few Egyptians choose to spend their vacation in Iran, especially with the negative image the media shapes of this mysterious place. Katharina,from BlackWihteVivid, shares her incredible experience with us, and ..

10 Must Have Apps for Visiting Cairo for the First Time

10 Must Have Apps for Visiting Cairo for the First Time

Apps have changed the way we travel and live. That’s a fact, at least it is for me. I never realized how much I rely on apps until the moment I landed in Cairo, iPhone in my hand and understanding that none of my current apps would make life any easier in Egypt.  Hence, since I moved ..

Dealing with a Grieving Friend

Dealing with a Grieving Friend

In light of the cliché messages and perceived “methods” on dealing with friends when they are down, one word. Bullshit. Cliché 1: Women like to hear “It’s going to be alright. Everything is going to be okay.” and a shoulder to cry on, whereas, guys tend to give actual “solutions” because that’s just how they ..

How to Have the Best Time in Soma Bay

How to Have the Best Time in Soma Bay

Let me get right to the point: Soma Bay is the best place to stay in Egypt. Considering that you like the beach, some sun, crystal clear water and relaxation, there is no finer destination at the Red Sea. Soma Bay is surrounded on all sides by the sea and thus perfect for all kinds of water activities. ..

10 Tips You Need to Know Before Going on a Desert Trip

10 Tips You Need to Know Before Going on a Desert Trip

If one goes on a desert trip, there are some essential travel tips that ensure a safe journey. Some of these tips always include to plan your itinerary carefully, bring plenty of water and watch your gas tank. When we went on our first desert trip in December 2014, we had a Bedouin guide with us ..

10 Reasons Why You Have to Climb Mount Sinai

10 Reasons Why You Have to Climb Mount Sinai

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” Jack Kerouac They say climbing a mountain makes you humble, makes you appreciate your limits, makes you more confident. Really? By just hiking up a steep hill? The answer is ‘yes’! And it ..

A 30 Year Old Egyptian with Chicken Pox

A 30 Year Old Egyptian with Chicken Pox

All my life I was proud I cheated chicken pox when I was a child and never enabled it to get me; but those who laugh last laugh harder. It got me when I least expected it and while I thought I was safe and sound in my own fortress (a.k.a bedroom). About two months ..

5 Common Characteristics of an Authentic Egyptian Woman

5 Common Characteristics of an Authentic Egyptian Woman

Well usually I am not the kind of person who likes to stereotype; however, I believe after meeting with an endless number of women from all over the world, I do believe that Egyptian women have a pool of common attributes, from which they all pick their most prominent habits. Besides the sarcastic nature of ..

Are We Obsessed with Hating Beauty?

Are We Obsessed with Hating Beauty?

As far as I can remember, women all around have always given me the impression that beauty is this pot of gold we all seek yet never really attain. Not because of its impossibility, but for the fact that if we find it, we will actually hunt for its flaws like dark hunts light, like ..