Hiking in Tenerife: The 5 Most Beautiful Routes

Hiking in Tenerife: The 5 Most Beautiful Routes

As we already showed you in our article about the perfect road trip around Tenerife, the Canary Island is a true eventing bomb: There is almost nothing you can’t do on the largest of the Canary Islands. Therefore, in the last post, hiking tours were a bit missing out. We would like to make up for that, as Tenerife turned out to be the absolute hiking paradise for us. Having said that, we’ll reveal our personal 5 highlights of the most beautiful hiking trails to you in this article. Continue reading “Hiking in Tenerife: The 5 Most Beautiful Routes”

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”

El Djem: Third Largest Amphitheater of the Roman Empire

El Djem: Third Largest Amphitheater of the Roman Empire

The Amphitheater of El Djem (or El Jem) has been the setting of many movies. These include, for example, “Monty Python’s Life of Brian” and “Gladiator”. With a capacity of 35,000 spectators, it is the third largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire after the Colosseum of Rome and the Roman Amphitheater of Capua. The remains have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. Continue reading “El Djem: Third Largest Amphitheater of the Roman Empire”

Sidi Bou Saïd: Blue-White Pearl on the Mediterranean

Sidi Bou Saïd: Blue-White Pearl on the Mediterranean

Even though Sidi Bou Saïd probably isn’t an insider tip anymore, the small town on Tunisia’s Mediterranean coast is still absolutely worth seeing. That’s because the whole village is kept in two colors. Whether church, shutters, awning, park bench or trash can: Simply everything is white and/or blue here. How the village was founded and how you get there, you will read here. Continue reading “Sidi Bou Saïd: Blue-White Pearl on the Mediterranean”

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”

Sousse: Beautiful Medina & Beaches

Sousse: Beautiful Medina & Beaches

The third largest Tunisian town of Sousse is located on the Mediterranean Sea and is one of the country’s most famous tourist destinations, in particular for its beaches. With the Great Mosque, the ribat, the kasbah and one of the most original souks in Tunisia, the Medina of Sousse has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988. We spent a month in the port city and want to show you some of our impressions in this post. Continue reading “Sousse: Beautiful Medina & Beaches”

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”