Cairo is not just the Pyramids. It also is an important city for both Muslims and Coptic Christians. Click here to read about my two days visiting some of Cairo´s historic mosques, churches and markets.
At long last, it was time to visit Egypt´s star attraction. Click here to read about my day tour to Saqqara, Dashur, and Giza.
I visited Luxor, the ancient capital of Egypt and home to the country’s most impressive sights. Click here to read about my time in this interesting but difficult city.
I drove between Aswan and Luxor and stopped at two interesting temples on the way. Click here to read about the journey.
I ventured to the extreme south of Egypt where I visited Egypt´s greatest temple and a key historic city along the Nile. Click here to read about my time in Egyptian Nubia.
I visited Cairo at both the beginning and end of my Egypt trip. This post covers the beginning where I visited the incredible $55 billion construction project taking place on the city´s outskirts. To read about the modern Cairo tourists don´t see, click here.
I spent a day in the capital of Mauritania. Click here to read about this dynamic and unusual city.
I spent 3 days in Mauritania´s famed Adrar Region. There, I visited a desert oasis, an ancient Trans-Saharan trading post and a huge field of sand dunes. This region only recently opened up to tourism and is very authentic. In fact, it is one of the most interesting places I have ever visited.
This is the first of 3 blog posts on my trip to Mauritania. I discuss logistics and the arrival. Click here to read about the start of my adventure.
I took a day trip to Melilla, a Spanish exclave city located on the Moroccan coast of North Africa. The city is a mix of Spanish and Moroccan influences and is best known for its large wall designed to repel African migrants. Click here to read about my adventure to this geopolitical oddity.