Africa

We haven't travelled much in Africa yet, but we visited Egypt in 2014.

Egypt safety 2016 – How safe is Egypt for tourists?

25/02/2016

Visiting the Sphinx and Pyramids at Giza

Visiting the Sphinx and Pyramids at Giza

12/10/2015

Visiting the Sphinx and Pyramids at Giza is found on many a bucket list. We visited out for a couple of days outside of Cairo, and were blown away...


Khan el Khalili Market and Islamic Cairo

Khan el Khalili Market and Islamic Cairo

21/07/2015

Islamic Cairo and Khan el Khalili was an aspects of Cairo we were most excited about, and most dreading. As with much of Egypt, travel here can be dif


Is Luxor Safe to visit in 2015?

Is Luxor Safe to visit in 2015?

01/06/2015

Whether you will feel safe in Luxor depends on your personal safety comfort level, but based on a fairly short visit I wouldn't say it feels dangerous


Transport in Cairo – Cairo Metro

Transport in Cairo – Cairo Metro

28/05/2015

The Cairo metro turned out to be my favorite mode of transport, but it was a mind-boggling labyrinth we came close to giving up on.


Transport in Cairo – Cairo Taxis

Transport in Cairo – Cairo Taxis

26/05/2015

Cairo taxis come in multiple forms. The best approach is to hail a black taxi. Unfortunately, these are unmetered and as a tourist you are vulnerable.


Transport in Cairo – Walking in Cairo

Transport in Cairo – Walking in Cairo

24/05/2015

Walking in Cairo is exhausting. The pavement is frequently rubble. I mean literally rubble.


Avoiding Hassle in Luxor – Top Tips

Avoiding Hassle in Luxor – Top Tips

22/03/2015

Eager touts are easily the most frustrating part of many holidays, and the Luxor tout is surely among the worst.


Getting to Giza from Cairo, Egypt

Getting to Giza from Cairo, Egypt

28/02/2015

Giza's prized pyramids and sphinx make this an essential stop on any Egypt itinerary. But getting to Giza from Cairo can be difficult.


Is Cairo safe for tourists in 2015?

Is Cairo safe for tourists in 2015?

10/02/2015

Everybody has a different threshold for risk, but maybe now is the right time to start planning your Cairo adventures?


Sphinx Guest House review

Sphinx Guest House review

27/01/2014

There’s not many places you can wake up with a view of a Wonder of the World for $25.