To Travel or not to travel? That is the question | Sherry Eldessouky
Sunday October 25, 2020
By Sherry Eldessouky
Thousands of Egyptian students are travelling abroad to study at university and this is considered a safety valve for many young people today. Why are students and parents attracted by this move? Despite the fact that this move is quite a challenge and does not fit in with cultural norms but it is now entrenched as part of the educational career path … continue reading ..
Jomana Ismail Travels From Minia to Cairo on a Stand Up Paddle
Sunday September 6, 2020
In a new adventure, Jomana Ismail travels the distance of 250km from Minia to Cairo on a Stand Up Paddle in five days. SUP is considered the fastest growing recreational sport on Earth. It is practiced anywhere there is water; on rivers, lakes, whitewater, the ocean, etc. As well as world-class competitions, participants also enjoy SUP as a fitness activity and as a unique way to enjoy the nature.. continue reading ..
Visiting Nefertiti in East Berlin In The Wake Of The Fall of Berlin Wall
Tuesday October 15, 2019 ــ By: Alexandra Kinias
This November, the world celebrates the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In addition to this momentous event, the continuous news about the apparent discovery of Queen Nefertiti’s tomb, revived the memories of my visit to West Berlin, at the time when the reunification of Germany made headline news. With no intention to participate in this historic event and jubilate the fall of the communism’s symbol that divided it, I found myself doing exactly that….continue reading…
“She Travels” Online Academy Empowers Women One Trip at A Time
Wednesday July 24, 2019
With today’s technology innovation and development of transportation, travelling is becoming more accessible and affordable to people more than ever before. The number of globe trotters are on the rise. The world is becoming smaller as boundaries are melting and cultures are mingling. Utilizing on the importance of sharing travel experiences, Egyptian Entrepreneur and Founder of She Travels (ST), Menna Shahin launched her website, named after her initiative.…continue reading…
Entrepreneur Raghda Maksoud Promotes Egyptian Aromatherapy Industry through Study Tours
Tuesday May 21, 2019 By: Sherine Radwan
Most children love school excursions and field trips. Spending a day or few days with classmates in different environments, exploring historical sights, visiting a farm and playing in the fields is a delightful experience, filled with small adventures and memorable moments. As adults get wrapped up in their everyday life and responsibilities, nostalgic happiness takes them back to fond memories from their childhood. That’s why….continue reading…
Menna Shahin’s travels inspire women to follow their dreams
Sunday May 20, 2018 By: Alexandra Kinias
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb
The idea of traveling the world captured Menna Shahin’s imagination ever since she could remember. “As a little girl, I dreamt about exploring the world, meeting new people and experiencing different cultures,” Shahin said. But it wasn’t easy for her to fulfil her dream. Traveling was not among her conservative family’s pastime activities. Traveling alone was not an option. Shahin never gave up. She fought fiercely for what she believed was her right…. continue reading …
Aconcagua – Nourhan Refaei’s Incomplete Journey
Wednesday February 28, 2018 By: Alexandra Kinias
Honeymoons are among the most romantic experiences for newly-weds. However, Nourhan Refaei and her husband Amr Gouda didn’t pick a tropical island with exotic beaches, or other dream destinations like most honeymooners. Instead, they packed their gear and hiked the Italian Alps. That should not come as a surprise from the couple who is passionate about hiking…. continue reading…
Radwa El-Ghamry Touches The Clouds!
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 ….
ACONCAGUA – My Unclimbed Mountain
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
Egypt’s Easy Rider Travels the Country on a Motorbike
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
Take Me Back to Cairo
– 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
Roads of Lasting Memories: An Egyptian Girl’s Solo Cycling Adventure in South Korea
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….
Eat, Travel, Love – The Diary of an Egyptian Traveler
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