While in Egypt, we stayed at 2 Hiltons. One in Luxor – the Hilton Luxor Resort and the other in Hurghada. The experiences could not have been more different. In this review, I share our stays – the good the bad and the ugly!After our speedy ride from Abu Simbel to Aswan we boarded the […]
Magical Abu Simbel Egypt
Abu Simbel is truly the magical gem of Egypt. Although it is located in the southern most point of the country – right on the border with Sudan. The journey is really worth it. From Aswan we arranged for a car to take us the 3.5 hours to Abu Simbel and back the following day […]
Nile Cruise – Luxor to Aswan Egypt- Worth It?
After reading many blogs and itineraries for Egypt it was clear that our trip would not be complete without a Nile cruise. The most recommended re-seller of these types of cruises is viator.com – the 5 day/4 night one from Luxor to Aswan. In reality it is 4 days/4 nights. Naively I thought of a […]
10 Interesting days in Cairo and Alexandria
Flying over Cairo was a vision of sand – mazes of uniform brown buildings creating domino like displays wherever you looked. Driving into Cairo was an assault on our senses – the smell of diesel and burning plastic, the loud sound of never ending horns, the heat through the haze of pollution…45 minutes later we […]
10 days in Crete – Was it our fave?
Our last 10 days in Greece were spent on the northern part of it’s largest island – Crete. With thousands of years of culture and history, there are many pockets to experience and enjoy. We will share those pockets that were our favorites but also cover the areas of Crete that we will not return […]
Incredible Naxos – Why you must visit!
During this trip to the Greek Islands we decided to skip the most popular destinations like Mykonos and Santorini and focused on less traveled gems.
Paros and Antiparos – 2 Amazing Islands
Paros quickly become one of my favorite islands of the Cyclades. It is located in the heart of the Aegean Sea and has many traditional villages showing off the unique Cycladic architecture. The little towns are adorned with cobblestone streets, whitewashed sugar houses and blue-domed churches. And of course Antiparos – Paros’ smaller sidekick island […]
Milos Greece – Best things to see and do
Milos is yet another stunning island in the Cyclades of the Greek Islands. Yet it truly stands out. Why? Well because to many it is the most exotic island in the Aegean Sea. Milos is painted with extraordinary colors and a stunning landscape throughout. Volcanic rocks paint the beaches red, pink and orange. There are […]
Eastern Calabria – 6 Amazing Towns you Cannot Miss
Eastern Calabria is very different from it’s western more populated part. Yet they both share a fascinating fusion of hundreds of miles of coastline with ancient rocky outcrops, interesting history and mountains. The drive from Matera in Basilicata to eastern Calabria was quite long, so we decided to spend a night in Le Castella – […]
Why Sassi Matera, Italy is 1 of the most Fascinating Towns in the World!
Matera is located in the southern part of Italy. And although it is very Italian, it is definitely not your quintessential Italian town! It doesn’t have the typical perfect piazzas and cathedrals. Nor does it have the top designer stores. However, the second you see Sassi the ancient part of the city you will know […]