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See all 2236 Marrakesh Tips
  • Djamaa El Fna - Square

    Marrakesh Things to Do

    Have plenty of change in your pocket and some sweets for the begging kids. Be careful where you point it at an entertainer they will want 200dh. Give them 20-50 and walk away. They will probably follow you wanting more. Don't get ripped off. (Better to take one good picture and make it count) Get used to the fact you will be hassled and be...

  • Riad Aguerzame

    Marrakesh Hotels

    Situé dans la médina de Marrakech, près du palais Moulay Idriss, le Riad Aguerzame, entièrement...

  • Local Cuisine

    4 out of 5 stars

    Marrakesh Restaurants

    This restaurant offers a truly pleasant ambience and is ideal for evening meal post 7.30 pm I attended this place 3 nights November 2014 and asampled the dish beef skewered It comprises beef on skewers and a side dish of cheese gratin It took me back to my school days when I enjoyed cheese n potato pie as a school lunch. The wine was excellent but...



See all 3992 Cairo Tips
  • Egyptian Museum

    Cairo Things to Do

    Maybe the richest museum that I've seen, left me with a sensation of... disappointment. The collection is so big, so rich, that the display is too dense and inexpressive. Only the section of Tutankhamun glows in the whole, with the drawback that it is always crowded.

  • Four Seasons Cairo Nile Plaza

    Cairo Hotels

    If you are seeking a luxurious trip to Egypt, then the Four Seasons Hotel is the only place to stay....

  • Felfela Restaurant

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cairo Restaurants

    Overrated and overpriced restaurant! I have always wondered why this place is so popular especially among tourists? then after going there with my Dutch friend & her boyfriend and drink the worst lemonade ever I just realized if it wasn't for the location (Down town), the alcoholic and being mentioned in several guidebooks...No one would have ever...


Cape Town

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  • Table Mountain

    5 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Things to Do

    Standing guard over Cape Town, Table Mountain defines the city. For early seafarers, the Mountain signified arrival at this port of call. For the original inhabitants of the area, the Mountain was the source of myth and intrigue. For modern day Cape Tonians, Table Mountain is the heart of daily life. At 1086 meters and home to 1400 species of...

  • Cape Grace Hotel

    Cape Town Hotels

    Stayed recently for three nights. It is absolutely wonderful. Rooms are very elegant with incredible...

  • The Africa Cafe

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cape Town Restaurants

    In the Africa cafe the food is very fine however a bit expensive. The waiter brings various dishes to the table what you really enjoy. The dishes are from all over Africa with very fine flavours. You will not leave hungry!!!!!!!!!!! The waitresses are dressed in traditional African clothes. The restaurant has many rooms and all have a different...


Sharm El Sheikh

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See all 1104 Johannesburg Tips
  • Lion Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    Johannesburg Things to Do

    All the cubs you pet here grow up and are sold to the canned hunt. You think you're going here to support the lives of these beautiful animals, little do you know you are supporting the canned hunt. Please educate yourself before you support the murder of tamed lions. You can watch the CNN video here -...

  • Michelangelo Hotel

    Johannesburg Hotels

    The best and most expensive hotel of the area. Directly in the Sandton shopping Mall. The smallest...

  • Ethnic / Cultural Diversity

    Johannesburg Local Customs

    The selection and performance of national anthems must be one of the most emotive of cultural issues. To my mind, national anthems are meant to be rousing and inspirational pieces of music that reflect a nation's sense of self image: however, it's all too easy for them to descend into the realms of worthy-but-dreary dirges burdened with...



See all 684 Hurghada Tips
  • Snorkeling

    Hurghada Things to Do

    Hi, I visited Makadi Bay (south of Hurghada with my wife in September 2010 mainly for snorkeling. The experience was really nice. Here is a link to a portfolio of pictures and videos of the below recommended sites: *Oct-03-2010 still adding material to the portfolio during coming weeks I personally recommend...

  • Iberotel Makadi Beach Hurghada

    Hurghada Hotels

    Quite nice hotel, staff friendly but waiting all the time for extra money, food average (my hubs was...

  • El Mina

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hurghada Restaurants

    Large spacious restaurant with a nautical theme and friendly staff. El Mina offers fresh seafood to you liking and I mean LITERALLY. The fish is swimming while you are ordering it! El Mina specializes in fried fish and seafood for take out too. There are also side dishes of rice, salad, bread, tahina, and babaghanouj. Fillet of Morgana Fish...



See all 1612 Luxor Tips
  • Valley of the Kings

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Luxor Things to Do

    This place is also well and truly on any visitors list when coming to Luxor. An enormous place full of various different sized tombs. Your entrance ticket grants you access to 3 and if you purchase the extra Tutankhamen ticket then you have 4. There is nothing to stop you buying multiple tickets so you can see them all but i found once i had seen...

  • Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa

    Luxor Hotels

    We had a fabulous time! We were pampered from top to bottom. I am feeling very relaxed. Excellent...

  • Trains

    Luxor Transportation

    Though the train is very good, almost runs on time, but the food and service part is worst for a tourist train like this and the fare. The attendant will listen to our request but always ask for a tip in USD or in Egyptian Pound as he knows that the passengers are in First Class. What they can do is like in Indian Rajdhani Express, they can attach...



See all 672 Alexandria Tips
  • Montazah palace and gardens

    4 out of 5 stars

    Alexandria Things to Do

    We had taken a picnic lunch - and lots of water because it was 30 degrees in October - and found a quiet spot to sit down and eat. After we finished eating we walked towards the beach. There is a path that leads to the lighthouse, but unfortunately that path was closed so I didn't get to go to the lighthouse. There is even a bowling alley on the...

  • Renaissance Alexandria Egypt

    Alexandria Hotels

    We stayed at Renaissance Mariott in Alexandria originally for 3 days which we shortened to 2, in mid...

  • Seafood restaurants

    4 out of 5 stars

    Alexandria Restaurants

    It was over day business trip to Alexandria, and being in Alexandria the biggest sea side city in Egypt ( in the Mediterranean )for work means two main things to be done 1- To walk in the Corniche ( a waterfront promenade ) corniche in Alexandria, The major waterfront corridor in Egypt 2- Is to eat Sea food and because I am from one of the sea...



See all 530 Casablanca Tips
  • Hassan II Mosque

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Casablanca Things to Do

    The new mosque of Hassan II it's a marvel of architecture, looking big and being bigger than it looks, favoured by its location entering the sea. I didn't visit the interior, which, for non Muslims, is only accessible in organized visits that we couldn't access. But it's always possible to walk in the esplanade, seeing the doors and arches in...

  • Hyatt Regency

    Casablanca Hotels

    I worked very hard during the day in a office witout air conditioned. You can understand how I was...

  • Trains

    Casablanca Transportation

    The main long distance train station in Casablanca is a very simple station and small station.... on one side they have a ticket office and on the other side a small store that sells newspapers, snacks, and soda's and juices ..... we had no problem getting our tickets to Marrakech the night before ... and of course like in every train station...


Addis Ababa

See all 401 Addis Ababa Tips
  • Museum

    Addis Ababa Things to Do

    The National Museum of Ethiopia is a rather small, three story building that houses a wide variety of artifacts from some of the earliest pre-human bones right through to some very recent art pieces by important Ethiopian artists. At the time of writing, the most famous inhabitant "Lucy". a pre-human homind is not on display there, but casts of...

  • Sheraton Addis

    Addis Ababa Hotels

    Amazing first class hotel. Really nice. Great sevice.


    Addis Ababa Local Customs

    "'Lucy," is the oldest hominid that has ever been found and your relative most likely. Lucy was found by Donald Johanson and Tom Gray on November 24, 1974, at Hadar. She has been dated as living 3.5 million years ago. Her name comes from Archaeologists who named her after the Beatles song, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds." Unfortunately, the real...


Kruger National Park


See all 428 Durban Tips
  • Scuba Diving

    Durban Things to Do

    I always wanted to try my hand at Scuba Diving and now I can finally tick it off my bucket list after my Xmas road trip holiday to Durban! On our way there in our rented Honda CR-V, which was amazingly comfortable even though we were rather overloaded, we passed the Aliwal Shoel scuba diving site and decided why not. I've never been a great swimmer...

  • Hilton Durban

    Durban Hotels

    If you dont mind asking for new towls, shampoos, soap on a daily basis, this hotel is for you. Claim...

  • Rafting

    Durban Things to Do

    During my amazing road trip to Durban over the Xmas holidays I managed to convince my mates to go white river rafting with me in the Umkomaas River by the Duma Manzi Boutique Eco Lodge. Although it was a pretty epic trip, the rafting was definitely the icing on the cake. What is more, due to a mutual friend we were able rock up in style with a Jeep...



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See all 490 Tangier Tips
  • Medina

    Tangier Things to Do

    Tangiers medina is quite small in comparison with other Moroccan cities. The walled city runs up the side of the hill to the kasbah. You can enter the medina from the Grand Socco through the gate and into Rue as-Siaghin. This used to be the old Jewish quarter where a gold market used to operate.

  • El Minzah Hotel Tangier

    Tangier Hotels

    We enjoyed our overnight stay in this old hotel which was being refurbished. Our room was...

  • Tanger Med train station.

    Tangier Transportation

    Welcome to Tangier..........After a relatively tout and hustler-free experience in Morocco last year, this year it was back to business as usual when all the street Neanderthal lowlife re-emerged in the form of aggressive beggars, Medina touts and so many opportunists demanding money when I pulled a camera out of my pocket. Fortunately I had the...



See all 328 Sousse Tips
  • Medina

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Sousse Things to Do

    Sousse has a very long history. It was a Phoenician outpost (Hadrumetum), a free Roman city (Byzacium), a vandal town (Hunericopolis) and finally the Byzantine city of Justiniana or Justinianopolis. Nothing of these settlements remains, for in the early years of the Hegira, Justinianopolis was entirely destroyed after a two-month siege by...

  • Marhaba Tour Khalef

    Sousse Hotels

    i have been to this hotel many times and thought the experience was fab! The rooms are great and the...

  • Cooking Classes in privat home

    Sousse Things to Do

    I truthfully believe that when you take part of a countries basic daily does, like buying food, learning how they cook and why they cook that way, where some of the most common dishes origin from, using your senses as well as heart in cooking, then you get even closer to the country your traveling in buy understanding it from a different way but...


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