TED’s – Rustic gourmet dining experience in the heart of Cairo

A few weeks ago, we met up with our friend Fatema in City Stars, a shopping mall in Nasr City, Cairo, where she convinced us to try out the new eatery whose food and impressive selection of Tavalon tea she’s been regaling us with. It’s called…

Marsa Alam 2015: Nayzak beach

On our last afternoon in Marsa Alam, which happened to be Easter Monday, we set out on a mission to find a very secluded beach, more like an embayment along the Marsa Alam coastline, called Nayzak beach. It’s a natural water pool that was formed where a meteor…

Marsa Alam 2015: Qulaan

On a particularly windy day, we cancelled all our dive/snorkeling trips and went to a place called Qulaan, around 45 minutes drive from Marsa Nakari. It’s a mangrove habitat located inside a nature reserve in Wadi El Gemal (Valley of the Camels), bordered by a white sandy…

Marsa Alam 2015: Diving & snorkeling

Since April marks the start of the diving season, visibility was very poor, and sea conditions far from calm, which meant that anyone hoping to catch sight of significantly big fish would be sorely disappointed. For that reason and because, being a relatively new diver, I did not relish the…

Easter 2015 in Marsa Alam

Last week I returned from Marsa Alam, ¬†where we spent 5 blissful days during Easter in what can easily be called one of the most hauntingly beautiful places on the Red Sea coast. It’s become a yearly pilgrimage for us; my husband has been going for the past…