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Travel Guide: Egypt’s First long-distance Hiking Trail

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This new hiking trail is considered to be the first long distance trail in Egypt, it begins and ends by the Gulf of Aqaba, the 105-mile Red Sea Mountain Trail will take hikers through the epic deserts of Sinai.

Egypt is known for its breathtaking scenery of mountains, and through this trail, tourists will be able to walk through the mountainscapes west of the beach-side of Hurghada. Thus giving them an authentic experience of Egypt, and introduce them to Egypt’s beautiful culture and the local Bedouin tribes.

This trail was previously composed of ancient routes that Bedouin created; to help them in traveling, trading, and hunting, and it is owned by a local tribe names Maaza.

The 42 day sea-to-summit route is just the perfect way; to showcase Egypt’s iconic wilderness.

The aim of the project is to of course benefit tourism and also the Bedouin community; by preserving their culture and showcasing it to the world.

It will help give Bedouins leadership roles, and empower them to tell their own stories about the heritage of their homeland.

If you’re not much of a hiker, don’t worry because there are easier and shorter circuits within the Red Sea Mountain.

Note that such a hike can’t be done on your own, and that having a local guide is mandatory for safety measures.

“From vast, desert plains to deep gorges and high, rugged summits, and from crumbling Roman towns to prehistoric rock art and chapels of Egypt’s early Desert Fathers the Red Sea Mountain Trail shows the best of the region’s inimitable beauty,”

For all their latest updates, and to follow up on their hikes, check their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/redseamountaintrail/ or visit their website: http://sinaitrail.org/

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President El Sisi on Tour in Aswan Post the Arab-African Forum

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As the Arab African Forum comes to an end, President Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi accompanied the participants on a tour of the archaeological sites around Aswan.

The tour included a number of cabinet ministers as well, and they all paid a visit to the Philae Temple.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi at the Philae Temple in Aswan on Monday morning

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi at the Philae Temple in Aswan

The forum that began last Saturday on the 16th of March, and witnessed the participation of more than 1,500 youth, ended yesterday morning with a huge success.

The forum that took place in the upper Egyptian city, celebrated Egypt’s chairing of the African Union and shed the light on Egypt being a meeting point between both the African and Arab civilizations.

In light of this, the forum included the discussion of several crucial topics that relate to the development of both regions. These topics included the future of scientific research and health care, and the impact of advanced technology and innovation in Africa and the Arab region.

A number of senior officials attended the opening ceremony including, representatives and public figures from Africa such as Mariam al-Mansouri, the UAE’s first female fighter pilot; Moussa Faki, the African Union Commission chairperson; Nelson Mandela’s grandson; Syrian journalist and anchor Zaina Yazigi and Ahmad Ahmad, president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

As for the Arab and African countries that contributed in the AYF, they included Nigeria, Djibouti, Chad, Ghana, Burundi, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Gambia, Sudan, Gabon, Iraq, Palestine, Guinea and Mozambique. 

 

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Your Travel Guide for Popular Attractions in Bali Ubud

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Bali has become the most popular island holiday destination in Indonesia, and lately became a top romantic destination for honeymooners; because of its exotic nature and breathtaking scenery. It’s known for the marvelous attractions of temples and palaces that are set against stunning natural backdrops. My advice for those interested in traveling to Bali would be to divide their stay to Ubud, Seminyak and Kuta. Each area is special in its own way, because while Ubud greets you with its nature, Seminyak offers exciting clubbing and packed dance floors. The kind of diversity that you sure will be seeking during your trip.

From my own experience at Ubud, here is a list of places that are a must visit:

1- Ubud Monkey Forest

Ubud Monkey Forest, aka the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal, is one of Ubud’s most popular attractions; as it’s a natural forest sanctuary that is home to a horde of grey long-tailed macaques. As an animal lover myself, I have always wanted to see them in their natural habitat and not behind bars. This is exactly why I enjoyed being surrounded with my favorite animal.

Tip: If you want to take a photo with a monkey, hold your palm up with some food in it, but be ready for monkeys to jump on you at any time!

2- Tegallalang Rice Terraces

The huge rice terrace is another popular attraction, the greenery there is breathtaking especially at sunset. Another highlight to go to nearby is the quaint village of Pakudui, where you can find an extraordinary variety of ornamental woodwork and various carvings. The shops nearby also sell the nicest local clothes, so make sure you don’t miss out on them.

Tip: wear comfy shoes because you’ll be going down long steps, and it might get muddy as well.

Near by are the coffee fields, where you get to taste their variety of coffees whilst enjoying a splendid view of the fields. Don’t go cheap when it comes to coffee shopping, because for a caffeine addict, this will be your heaven on Earth, so make sure you take some home.

3- Lempuyang Temple

One of my absolute favorites, and definitely worth the trip up to the top. The temple is literally so high that your pictures there are as if you’re standing between the clouds. The best views are higher up the stairs, where you can see all the way across the green forested slopes and neighboring Mount Agung. But only hikers will enjoy reaching this high point via a steep staircase of over 1,700 steps, but don’t worry, for the not so athletic as myself, you can pay a car to drive you up to the top, but expect a bumpy ride!
4- Finnis Beach Club 

Whether it is Finnis or any other club, spending a day at a beach club is a definite must! I mean can you name a better combination than the beach, good food and music? It won’t even cost you as much as you may think, because with a certain amount, you will have a nice comfy setting, access to the bathrooms, the beach and your choice for a meal and two drinks. And let me tell you, swimming in an island is a whole other experience.

5- Bali Swing 

The swings there are one of the reasons many now know about Bali, but what you might not know is that there are several ones, and their prices vary. So compare between prices, ask if they have life insurance (better safe than sorry) and ask them to check the pictures taken by tourists, and happy swinging!

Bali is beautiful and is surely one of the destinations closest to my heart, and so if you’re not going there for a honeymoon, substitute the fancy villa with a cheaper one, I stayed in Puri Suksma Ubud and it was a nice little hotel with a stunning view. Of course it isn’t like staying at a fancy villa that overlooks the rice terrace or coffee fields but it will definitely do.

One thing that bothered me personally was their currency. You can spend millions there, yes literally speaking, because 100 dollars equal a million and something rupiah! So as a person who sucks at math, it was hectic for me. Especially that you have to compare the prices of trips in dollars, so you would know how to bargain. So my advice is, choose a math geek to join your group.

Other than that, the experience at Bali is a new one, and can be enjoyed at a very reasonable price if you don’t go all fancy.

 

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Travel Guide: Top Places to Visit in Malaysia

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What makes Malaysia one of the best destinations for travelers, is that it combines between city life, and breathtaking natural sightseeing. It’s also very convenient for those who want to travel on their own, discover a foreign city and fall for its natural places.

What follows are some of the best and must-visit places in Malaysia.

1. Petronas Twin Towers

They are the world’s tallest towers, they make a magnificent sight especially when illuminated at night. People usually go there for a couple of pictures, and the shopping centers are a whole other experience.

2. Batu Caves

Another top destination for travelers is the Batu Caves, in visiting the caves, you will be rewarded with some pretty cool Hindu art and introduced to their culture. They are the most popular Hindu shrine outside of India, and is a top attraction for wroshippers at Thaipusam.

Tip: wear your most comfiest shoes because you’ll be climbing 272 steps; in order to reach the Cathedral Cave. That was the most exercise I have ever done in my life!

This how the cave looks from the inside, you can see why the 272 steps are worth it.

3.Menara KL Tower

We all know everything looks better from the top, but looking down your foot and seeing all of KL there beneath you is a whole other experience.

The stunning view of KL from the menara at night.

4. Genting Highlands

Take a break from the city, and go on a road trip to one of the most beautiful attractions ever. Where will get to enjoy the scenery during the road trip itself, and the stops along the way are even more stunning.

Your first stop along the way should be for the strawberry farm, where you can enjoy flowers fields and hand pick strawberries.

The next stop is an experience of a lifetime, where you will take the cable car to the top of Genting, you will enjoy a breathtaking view on your way up to the clouds (Literally speaking!).

Third stop is the french village, a piece of Europe in Malaysia, roaming around the scent of freshly baked goods, french architecture and a stunning view of the mountains, definitely make one of the best destination that I have ever been to in my life.

5. Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands is the most popular of the highland retreats in Malaysia. Located at almost 2,000 meters at its highest point. I call it heaven on earth, the tea fields create a scenery that looks as if it’s a landscape painting, that imagines a piece of heaven. Their gift shop has so many kinds of tea and herbs, that are both tasty and beneficial for the health.

On your way, you must make a stop at the waterfalls, it’s the perfect way to cool down from the long road trip.

6. Sunway Lagoon 

Forget every aqua park you have ever been to, and take a day out to Sunway lagoon, where the water activities are taken seriously! It’s definitely the most fun I have ever had.

Tip: Be ready with your swimsuit under your clothes, and get comfy ones because the changing rooms get messy by the end of the day.

7. Langkawi 

If you are staying in an apartment, and has no problem in renting another place for a couple of days, then my advice is to spend two nights or three at one of Malaysia’s islands. The transportation by train doesn’t cost much, the hotels are cheap, and the islands are just wow!

I personally, am a beach person, so going to the sea is a must for me during my trips. And Langkawi or Perhentian make the perfect destination.

My last tip would be to divide your days wisely, and organize which places are near to each other. This needs a plan ahead from your travel. Based on this, decide how many days you shall spend in Malaysia.

Also, don’t waste days on shopping, do it in-between your trips.

 

 

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