Gran Canaria: Miniature Continent

Gran Canaria: Miniature Continent

The third largest island in the Canary Islands, after Tenerife and Fuerteventura, is also known as “miniature continent” due to its climatic, geographic, floristic and faunistic diversity. After all, there are 14 microclimates on the nearly circular island of volcanic origin with a diameter of about 50 kilometers. But not only the weather is different from north to south, also the culture, the people, the landscape as well as the architectural picture. Here you will learn what you should not miss on Gran Canaria. Continue reading “Gran Canaria: Miniature Continent”

Hammamet & Yasmine Hammamet: Small Tunisia

Hammamet & Yasmine Hammamet: Small Tunisia

As the most visited region in the country, Hammamet is considered one of the most important tourist destinations in Tunisia. Thanks to miles of sandy beaches and a wide range of water sports, it has become a popular holiday spot. Therefore, depending on the season, the reported population varies from 100,000 to 400,000. The area is also known for Jasmin, who is also the eponym of the resort Yasmine Hammamet. Continue reading “Hammamet & Yasmine Hammamet: Small Tunisia”

Monastir: Relaxed Resort with Significant Ribat

Monastir: Relaxed Resort with Significant Ribat

About 20 kilometers east of Sousse is the 93,306-inhabitant-sized coastal city of Monastir. At the end of the 8th century, the first ribat of North Africa was built here on the Mediterranean coast. The originally small fishing village has become a popular holiday resort. In addition to a long history Monastir is also known for its beautiful sandy beaches. It is also the birthplace of the first president of Tunisia, Habib Bourguiba. Continue reading “Monastir: Relaxed Resort with Significant Ribat”

Tunis & Carthage: Capital and UNESCO Ruins

Tunis: View from the Place du Gouvernement to the medina

With 1,056,247 inhabitants, Tunis is not only Tunisia’s capital, but also by far the largest city in the country. But that’s not all: In the ranking of the most liveable cities it occupies the 1st place in North Africa. The Medina of Tunis from the 9th century has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. Just like Carthage: Today, the former city of antiquity is a suburb of Tunis and attracts numerous tourists every year to its archaeological excavations. Continue reading “Tunis & Carthage: Capital and UNESCO Ruins”

Egypt: General Information & Tips

Egypt: General Information & Tips
Everything you need to know

You are planning a trip to Egypt or you are already there? Well, there are some things you should know. We’ll answer all your questions from “Do I need a visa?” and “What should I watch out for?” to “How do I get mobile internet?” and give you additional tips based on the experiences we’ve gained in 9 weeks of backpacking through the land of the Pharaohs. Continue reading “Egypt: General Information & Tips”

Getting Around in Egypt

Getting Around in Egypt

Whether by thumb, microbus, ferry, train, bike, bus, taxi, on foot, in a convoy, tuk-tuk, tram, metro, cruise ship, felucca or plane: You can travel and discover Egypt in many ways. Most are actually used by locals as well, only a few are made exclusively for tourists. Therefore, you can easily save a lot of money here – provided you don’t get ripped off. How you can do that and why it is still worthwhile to try as many different means of transport as possible, you will learn here. Continue reading “Getting Around in Egypt”

Our Best – and Worst – Accommodations in Egypt

Our Best - and Worst - Accommodations in Egypt

Egypt is definitely an impressive, surprising and overwhelming country. Just as extremely different – in a positive and negative way – as our memories of the Pharaonic country are, was our experience with the accommodation on site. We checked out everything from a noble 5-star hotel and a water park resort, guesthouses and hostels to a completely dirty and shabby 5-dollar-hovel! Here you can find out which places we can recommend – and which ones not at all. Continue reading “Our Best – and Worst – Accommodations in Egypt”

Vegan in Egypt

Vegan in Egypt

When asked for the most vegan-friendly places in our travel community on Facebook, one country rarely appears in the comments: Egypt. Completely unjustified – in our opinion. Because in the two months we have traveled criss-cross through the land of the Pharaohs, we feasted absolutely deliciously on falafel, foul, date cookies, fresh fruit, koshary, cashew ice cream, caramel latte with cashew and almond milk, tahina, baba ganoush and hummus and did not have to go hungry at all! What is also special here is that you get almost all of these goodies for just a few pennies. How and where exactly, you will get to know here. Continue reading “Vegan in Egypt”