Discover Nepal: Langtang Valley Trekking

As nature lovers and adventuresome souls, trekking the white-capped Himalayan mountains has been on our bucket list for years. Having spent the previous three months at sea level; from beachside on N’gor Island, cliff side along South Africa’s Garden Route, and relaxing on Zanzibar and the Sinai Peninsula, we were looking forward to a relatively moderate hike to get…

Discover Nepal: Kathmandu

Nepal is almost synonymous with the Himalayas, and we’ve been enthralled with the snow-capped mountains for many years. We couldn’t wait to visit this small country sandwiched between India and China. Most visits to Nepal start in Kathmandu, the capital city, and host to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, ancient monuments, temples, shrines, and former monasteries. Even…

Egypt: A Day in Ancient and New Alexandria

Alexandria Egypt’s “Pearl of the Mediterranean” is a city with a long history but is also cosmopolitan and vibrant. Once the historical Capital of Egypt for almost a millennium, today only a few ancient wonders survive. Unfortunately, our visit was brief, and we only touched the surface of the scattered ancient sights in this city founded by…

Egypt: 48 Hours in Cairo

There are bucket list destinations, and then, there are sights stemming from childhood dreams. For me, the one place I’ve always wanted to visit was the Great Pyramids of Giza, so it was taken for granted that they would be our first stop in Cairo, the national capital of Egypt. It was an electrifying feeling…