2 day trip from Marrakech to the Sahara desert - Part I

2 day trip from Marrakech to the Sahara desert - Part I

There are few more isolated places in the world than the Sahara desert. Despite its scorching days and freezing nights, many travellers dream of venturing into this sea of sand dunes to ride a camel and enjoy the Berber hospitality.

During my last visit to Morocco, I joined a two day trip to the Sahara desert from Marrakech to live this experience first-hand. Check out the first day of my trip, in which I would visit the High Atlas Mountains, Ait-Ben-Haddou and the Dades Valley!

Marrakech: highlights of the Red City

Marrakech: highlights of the Red City

Gorgeous mosques and gardens, a beautifully preserved medina, the Sahara desert only some steps away… Marrakech is not only the main cultural hub of Morocco, but it has also become one of the most popular destinations in the country. And for a reason!

If you’re interested in experiencing the Moroccan culture first-hand, Marrakech is certainly your go-to place. Read more to discover what are some of the highlights that you can enjoy in this fascinating place!

4 memorable travel experiences in China

4 memorable travel experiences in China

China is the most populated country in the world, with a population of more than 1.3 billion. It is also one of the most economically and politically influential countries in the modern world. Despite this, its ancient culture is largely preserved, uninfluenced by many of the traditions and norms of the rest of the world. No wonder, then, that it is a hugely popular tourist destination, with many tourists wanting to experience its authentic history and intriguing traditions.

It is easy to understand the allure of China. It has a unique combination of a mysterious past and a fast-growing modern identity. However, as enthusiastic as you might be, due to its size it is nearly impossible to simply turn up and start checking off locations one by one. This is why planning is vital if you want to see the best of China. To assist you, here are four recommendations that’ll make your trip unforgettable.

GPSMyCity Travel App: the best self-guided city walks

GPSMyCity Travel App: the best self-guided city walks

As an independent traveller, there's nothing more helpful when organising my next trip than reading the experience of other fellow travellers so that I can plan my own walking tours and get to experience the city as a local. How many times I've wished that I had access to those incredible tips while on route? If you also love independent travel and getting off the beaten track, you may want to check the GPSMyCity App!

If you're travelling to Thailand, pay attention to these 4 tips

If you're travelling to Thailand, pay attention to these 4 tips

Thailand is a truly incredible country – a place almost every traveller falls in love with. With its incredible beauty and wonderful people, it is easy to see why. The beaches on the islands of the Andaman Sea are among the most beautiful anywhere in the world and the buzz of the cities and towns, allied with a rich culture make this a destination that has something for everyone.

But before you set off for the kingdom, here are a few handy tips that are worth paying attention to.

Alexandria: day trip from Cairo

Alexandria: day trip from Cairo

Founded by Alexander the Great, the city of Alexandria is one of the most modern cities in Egypt in spite of its fascinating role in ancient history. Located 2h 30m north from Cairo, this wonderful city often forgotten in a visit to Egypt.

During my last free day in the land of pharaohs, I decided to take a day trip from Cairo to this historical city that once was the centre of knowledge of the western world!

Touring Cairo, the city of a thousand minarets

Touring Cairo, the city of a thousand minarets

Best known for the three Pyramids of Giza, the city of Cairo has much more to offer outside of the Giza plateau. With millennia of history that span through all civilisations, a day visiting Cairo will give you the chance to discover some of the most relevant civilisations in the history of mankind.

My full day visit included the Egyptian Museum, the Citadel of Saladin with the majestic Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Coptic Cairo to enjoy the beautiful Hanging Church, and the labyrinthine Kahn el-Khalili bazaar. I finished the day by enjoying a breathtaking sunset and the sound and light show in the Pyramids of Giza.

Have a look to find out what to expect from this chaotic yet emblematic city!

Karnak Temple, exploring the East Bank of the Nile

Karnak Temple, exploring the East Bank of the Nile

Once the main place of worship of the Theban Triad, the stunning Karnak Temple in the city of Luxor is the biggest religious building ever constructed. The complex is so large that it constitutes an entire city of temples built over a period of 2,000 years.

This is what you can expect from a visit to the most prominent temple in the East Bank of the Nile!

Visiting Edfu & Luxor Temple

Visiting Edfu & Luxor Temple

Located in between the cities of Aswan and Luxor and dedicated to God Horus, the impressive Edfu Temple is a must in any trip to Egypt.

After arriving back in Luxor for the second time, I walked in the heat to also explore Luxor Temple on the East Bank of the Nile. A magnificent example of Egyptian architecture that changes completely when visiting by day and by night. That's why I decided to visit both times!

Felucca ride on the Nile River, Nubian Museum & Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan

Felucca ride on the Nile River, Nubian Museum & Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan

Aswan, one of the main cities of the no longer existing country of Nubia, is by far the best place in Egypt to discover this millenary civilisation.

During my free day in Aswan, I took a felucca ride on the Nile River to contemplate the Elephantine and Kitchener Islands. In the afternoon, I visited the Nubian Museum of Aswan, the cultural centre of this unknown but fascinating civilisation, followed by a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk, the largest known ancient obelisk ever built and that never left its quarry as it cracked before it could be completed.