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…

Natural Beauty in Zanzibar: Nungwi and Kiwengwa

Zanzibar Island is famous for its stunning beaches and white-sailed dhows on glittering turquoise waters, and deciding which shore to discover was a difficult decision. Bumbwini, Nungwi, Kiwengwa, Pongwe, Dongwe, or Kamikaze, the cheerful village names alone conjure joyous images.  From the Darajani Market in Stone Town, we boarded a daladala, the islands shared-taxi. The hour…