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25 Fascinating Facts About Egypt

25 Fascinating Facts About Egypt

There are sooo many fascinating facts about Egypt- pyramids, sand dunes, tombs of mummies and so much more! Egypt holds a fascinating history on planet earth. The country is well known for myths, ancient civilizations, and most importantly, the Pyramids of Giza. But this is not it to the land of legends — Egypt has many other stories and secrets to reveal. In this article, I will be unfolding 25...

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Climbing the Great Pyramid of Giza- why you should NOT do it and penalties if you do

Climbing the Great Pyramid of Giza- why you should NOT do it and penalties if you do

So you are considering climbing the Great Pyramid of Giza? Well, maybe you should think again... Egypt is such a magical country. It absolutely oozes charm, culture and an exciting history - everybody who visits falls a little bit in love with Egypt. So if you are planning a trip, then lucky you! Something on everybody’s bucket list when heading to Egypt is to see the pyramids in Giza. And so...

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A guide to visiting Aswan, Egypt

A guide to visiting Aswan, Egypt

Egypt is an incredible country. It has such a vibrant history, so much culture and plenty of fantastic buildings to admire. If you’re thinking of going to Egypt and you’re trying to work out which cities to put on your list, consider Aswan. Here’s everything you need to know before you go… Where is Aswan? Aswan is a city in southern Egypt. It lies on the Nile River, and it is the strategic and...

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10 interesting facts about the Maasai Tribe

10 interesting facts about the Maasai Tribe

The Maasai Tribe are tribal peoples located in Eastern Africa. They are famous the world over for their unique culture and are a popular 'tourist attraction' for travellers visiting the area. Personally, I find the tribe fascinating! So today I share with you 10 interesting facts about the Maasai Tribe! #1 The Maasai Tribe inhabit more than one country Often, tribes are specific to just one...

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Robben Island: South Africa’s most educational tourist attraction

Robben Island: South Africa’s most educational tourist attraction

Robben Island is an incredible place to visit and is the perfect tourist attraction to take students who are learning about history, psychology, travel and tourism and a range of other subjects. We visited Robben Island as part of our tour through southern South Africa, and it was a highlight of our trip. A form of dark tourism, it was a little macabre at times, but the educational benefits of a...

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Lets climb Mount Toubkal: A complete guide

Lets climb Mount Toubkal: A complete guide

Are you wondering if you should climb Mount Toubkal? Climbing Mount Toubkal isn't on everyone's travel itinerary who visits Morocco. But if you are the adventurous type and you like to get off the beaten track, then this mountain climb is absolutely for you! Climbing Mount Toubkal can be completed in just two days and requires no prior training or experience. And the rewards are fantastic- you...

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Mount Kilimanjaro packing list FOR GIRLS

Mount Kilimanjaro packing list FOR GIRLS

Finding a Mount Kilimanjaro packing list for girls can be tricky. There are sooo many packing lists out there, but all too many of these lists have unnecessary items. Seriously, do you really want to be lugging teddy bears and potties up the highest mountain in Africa?! Didn't think so... In this article I will tell you want you really really DO need and what you actually DO NOT need. Forgetting...

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Sex tourism in The Gambia: What, where and why

Sex tourism in The Gambia: What, where and why

The Gambia is famous for its golden sand beaches, its wildlife and ecotourism scene and its female sex tourism. Sex tourism in The Gambia has hit headlines on many occasions in recent years, with stories of middle-aged Western women in search of long-term love, holiday romances and one night stands. However, there is often more to it than relationships. Stories of Gambian love cheats, visa scams...

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10 interesting Mount Kilimanjaro facts

10 interesting Mount Kilimanjaro facts

Located in east Africa and standing at 19,340 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the most famous mountains in the world - and for good reason. There's a lot to learn about Mount Kilimanjaro, and I've compiled a list of 10 interesting Mount Kilimanjaro facts for you. Have a read and see how many you already knew, and how many are a complete surprise! #1 Nobody knows where the name 'Kilimanjaro'...

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The Kilimanjaro toilet experience

The Kilimanjaro toilet experience

So I never thought I would be writing a blog post about toilets, but seen as the Kilimanjaro toilet experience is one of the biggest things on people’s minds when climbing the mountain and it definitely formed part of my love-hate-relationship with Mount Kilimanjaro. Here is the low-down:  Are there any ‘normal’ toilets on Mount Kilimanjaro? Yes! If you choose to climb the Marangu Route, more...

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