Travel Off The Beaten Path

When travelling, sometimes it's best to leave the guidebooks at home. The 19th century Polish poet Stanislaw Jachowicz once wrote about his countrymen's tendency to praise whatever is foreign while not knowing what they have themselves. It sounds better in its original (and rhymes), but the quote simply means the grass is always greener on …

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Discovering Downtown Cairo: 5 Must See Buildings

Downtown Cairo is full of hidden gems that are often bypassed by locals and unexplored by tourists - and it's probably nothing like you'd imagine. When you think of Cairo, you may picture tall oriental arches, minarets and alleys packed with people, noise and spices. This is indeed what Khan el Khalili looks like - …

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The Value Of Souvenirs From Familiar Places, And 6 Ways To Find Them

We often gather keepsakes from far-away travels, but the more familiar places in our lives are also well worth remembering. I have a collection of souvenirs that remind me of the exotic cities I've seen and the life-changing moments I've had on the road. There's the tin of fish spices from Kaohsiung that reminds me …

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