Saturday July 7, 2017
By: Jaylan El Shazly
At the age of 4, Radwa El-Ghamry dreamt of touching the clouds. Little did she know that a mere 10 years later she would start a remarkable journey of firsts for female skydivers in the Arab world. At 14, she completed her first skydive jump and continued with her training to make 6 more jumps in a technique called static line skydiving. However, by the time she started college she was pressured by her parents to stop in fear for her safety. After she moved to Dubai with her husband, El-Ghamry reached out to Skydive Dubai to resume her childhood passion. Unfortunately,…. continue reading ….
Wednesday March 15, 2017
By: Manal Rostom
A marathon runner, biker, diver and hiker, Manal Rostom is also a mountain climber. She climbed some of the highest mountains in the world; St Catherine in Egypt, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mount Kenya, Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire in Mauritius and Elbrus in Russia. Her expedition to summit Aconcagua, in Argentina, failed due to weather conditions. Rostom is preparing for a second try and aspires to become the first Egyptian woman to summit Everest. Here is her story on Aconcagua…. Continue Reading
By: May Allam
Tuesday February 14, 2017
On October 29, 2016, Shereen Adel, a computer science graduate, travel writer and a passionate biker, became the first Egyptian woman to tour Egypt on a motorcycle.
Together with 4 other riders, including her husband, she completed a circular route of 2700 km in 9 days, from Cairo to Marsa Alam, Aswan, Luxor, the oasis of Kharga, Dakhla, Farafra, Bahareya and back to Cairo…. Continue Reading
– By: Azza Radwan Sedky
Tuesday January 3, 2017
As I get ready to travel back to Vancouver, Canada, the same emotions that engulf me every time I’m about to leave Cairo tickle my senses again. I’ve lived all my adult life abroad. However, in the last 20 years, or so, I shifted schedules, courses, and life in general so as to spend a good portion of the year, especially the winters, in Egypt. And as I am about to leave again … Continue Reading
By: Alexandra Kinias
Monday October 8, 2016
Driven by her passion for new adventures, Shaimaa El Zayat, the 33-year-old cyclist and world traveler, loves to embark on life altering journeys that push the boundaries and challenge her being. The latest of these adventures was a cross-country solo cycling tour along the four rivers of South Korea. In six days she covered 633 km, through bike trails …. Continue Reading….
Saturday October 1, 2016
By: Alexandra Kinias
“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. ‘ – Elizabeth Gilbert author of ‘Eat, Pray, Love’
Many dream of traveling the world, but few have enough courage to trade in the security and comforts of home for a life on the road. Omneya Fareed is a 26-year-old banker who decided to break through the pressures of Egyptian society on single women to conform, marry and settle. Continue Reading