Doesn’t Syria look warm and inviting in this vintage Middle East travel poster? It was an alluring destination. Now Syria is the most war-torn place on the planet. Syria used to be: Sophisticated Culturally and religiously diverse Had four international airports A popular destination for ancient monuments A revered place of learning Arabic, particularly Famous forContinue reading “Middle East travel before the madness”
A new nail polish detects date rape drugs such as GBH, Xanax and Rohypnol. This extraordinary invention has been revealed on one of my favourite websites Not Impossible Now. Four students at North Carolina State University invented the nail polish. The brand is called Undercover Colors. Women can simply dip their fingers into their drinks, whichContinue reading “Travel tip: Nail polish detects date rape drugs”
Here’s my tips for solo women travellers, which include safety and cultural awareness. It’s a big, bad world, but going solo can be a lot of fun.
When Australians travel they like to become culture vultures. Up to a point. Because many still prefer English-speaking countries, a new survey reveals.
A young Cairene blogger gives her opinion on how safe it is to travel to Egypt. Last week we featured a story on travel company Cox & Kings boss Steve Reynolds, who says after a recent holiday there with his family, that Egypt is open for business.
Despite ongoing unrest, Cox & Kings CEO Steve Reynolds has pleaded with Australian travellers to return to Egypt, saying it is no more risky than the UK.
The world’s best-selling crime writer Agatha Christie wrote Murder on the Nile while living at The Old Cataract Hotel in Egypt. It’s just had a big facelift.
It’s been an unusually busy year for big bad news stories so far, and where there’s natural disaster or violence there’s doubt whether it’s safe for tourists. Here’s an update.
Tourists are being encouraged to go back to Egypt, even though the political situation is far from settled following the ouster of president Hosni Mubarak.