Egypt Travel & Recreation
Prison-themed restaurant in Egypt draws in curious diners
Trump calls for wall, travel ban after Egypt mosque attack
Egyptian artist creates portraits out of burnt tobacco
Italian tourist held over killing of hotel supervisor at Egyptian resort
Egyptian kills two tourists, wounds four others on beach
Two German tourists stabbed to death on Egyptian beach resort
Why Cairo is the hot new foodie destination
2018-01-15 10:33:55 “Pace yourself,” warns Laila Hassaballa, co-owner of Bellies En-Route, Cairo’s first and currently only food tour company, as I dive into a heaped plate of macarona bechamel (Egyptian lasagne) at Macarona Reda (56 Mansour St), a typical family-run restaurant that isn’t even listed on Tripadvisor, let alone in any guidebook I’ve come across. “You’re going to be eating a lot of food this evening   Read More ...
Four New Zealand tourists involved in fatal balloon crash in Egypt
2018-01-06 00:22:55 Four New Zealand tourists have been involved in a fatal hot-air balloon crash in Egypt. The sight-seeing balloon carrying tourists over Egypt's ancient city of Luxor crash-landed on Friday (Friday night NZ time), killing a tourist from South Africa and injuring at least 12 others, including a number of Australians. Strong winds forced the balloon, which was carrying 20 tourists, off course above the southern city, home to some of Egypt's most famous pharaonic temples and tombs   Read More ...
Family’s fears for UK tourist Laura Plummer jailed in Egypt for smuggling painkillers
2017-12-28 00:07:55 THE family of UK tourist Laura Plummer fear she won’t survive in a hellhole jail where she was secretly moved, after being sentenced for smuggling painkillers into Egypt. A British woman accused of smuggling drugs into Egypt has been jailed for three years. Laura Plummer, 33, a shop worker from Hull, was arrested as she entered the country in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada carrying 320 tramadol tablets   Read More ...
Egypt's flight attendants denounce body-shaming lawmaker
2017-12-26 23:00:42 CAIRO (AP) -- The union of Egyptian flight attendants on Monday angrily responded to criticism by a lawmaker over the weight and age of some female attendants employed by the national carrier, saying her comments amounted to discrimination. In a statement, the union said lawmaker Galila Othman's time would be put to better use if she stops "offending working people" and instead helps them deal with their concerns   Read More ...
Egyptian flight attendants denounce body-shaming lawmaker
2017-12-25 23:12:21 CAIRO (AP) — The union of Egyptian flight attendants on Monday angrily responded to criticism by a lawmaker over the weight and age of some female attendants employed by the national carrier, saying her comments amounted to discrimination. In a statement, the union said lawmaker Galila Othman’s time would be put to better use if she stopped “offending working people” and instead helped them deal with their concerns   Read More ...
Egypt's flight attendants denounce body-shaming lawmaker
2017-12-25 19:06:00 CAIRO – The union of Egyptian flight attendants has angrily responded to criticism by a lawmaker of the weight and age of some female attendants employed by the national carrier, saying her comments amounted to discrimination. In a statement Monday, the union said lawmaker Galila Othman's time would be put to better use if she stops "offending working people" and instead help them deal with their concerns   Read More ...
Egypt's flight attendants denounce body-shaming lawmaker
2017-12-25 17:06:15 CAIRO (AP) — The union of Egyptian flight attendants on Monday angrily responded to criticism by a lawmaker over the weight and age of some female attendants employed by the national carrier, saying her comments amounted to discrimination. In a statement, the union said lawmaker Galila Othman's time would be put to better use if she stops "offending working people" and instead helps them deal with their concerns   Read More ...
Egypt's flight attendants denounce body-shaming lawmaker
2017-12-25 17:05:59 CAIRO (AP) — The union of Egyptian flight attendants on Monday angrily responded to criticism by a lawmaker over the weight and age of some female attendants employed by the national carrier, saying her comments amounted to discrimination. In a statement, the union said lawmaker Galila Othman's time would be put to better use if she stops "offending working people" and instead helps them deal with their concerns   Read More ...
Over 100 holidaymakers to sue First Choice after ‘falling ill’ at Egyptian five-star hotel
2017-12-04 09:03:50 than 100 holidaymakers are now suing a travel firm over claims they were ill at a five-star beach resort because of poor hygiene. They include one family of 16 who say their holidays were ruined by serious stomach upsets. Witnesses say they saw poo in a swimming pool at the Jaz Aquaviva hotel in Hurghada, Egypt. And chefs are said to have handled raw meat and other foods using the same kitchen gloves   Read More ...
Egypt politician claims UAE blocks his travel; Emiratis deny
2017-11-30 13:09:45 CAIRO – A well-known Egyptian politician living in the United Arab Emirates who has declared himself a candidate in the 2018 presidential elections says his host country is blocking his departure. The UAE is denying the allegation and says Ahmed Shafiq is free to travel. The Qatar-based satellite network Al-Jazeera broadcast a video with Shafiq saying that Emirati officials prevented him from leaving to return to Egypt in the coming days, just hours after he announced his candidacy on Wednesday night   Read More ...
Egypt politician claims UAE blocks his travel; Emiratis deny
2017-11-30 12:40:18 CAIRO (AP) — A well-known Egyptian politician living in the United Arab Emirates who has declared himself a candidate in the 2018 presidential elections says his host country is blocking his departure. The UAE is denying the allegation and says Ahmed Shafiq is free to travel. The Qatar-based satellite network Al-Jazeera broadcast a video with Shafiq saying that Emirati officials prevented him from leaving to return to Egypt in the coming days, just hours after he announced his candidacy on Wednesday night   Read More ...
Egypt politician claims UAE blocks his travel; Emiratis deny
2017-11-30 12:13:33 CAIRO (AP) — A well-known Egyptian politician living in the United Arab Emirates who has declared himself a candidate in the 2018 presidential elections says his host country is blocking his departure. The UAE is denying the allegation and says Ahmed Shafiq is free to travel. The Qatar-based satellite network Al-Jazeera broadcast a video with Shafiq saying that Emirati officials prevented him from leaving to return to Egypt in the coming days, just hours after he announced his candidacy on Wednesday night   Read More ...
Living dangerously in Egypt
2017-11-29 12:24:14 Egypt’s fabulous charms as a bucket-list destination are under the scanner again, as headlines worldwide reported the horrific November 24 terror attack on a mosque in Bir al-Abed, to the west of the North Sinai capital of El Arish, which left at least 235 people dead. As a pleasantly cool holiday high season approaches in the transcontinental country that has borne and absorbed larger-than-life dynastic and foreign influences over five millennia to triumph as a warmly hospitable people, here’s the question many of us are asking: how safe is it to travel to Egypt? “I would advise people to come to Egypt now,” says Mohamed Mabrouk, 50, an engineer with a telecom company, who lives in Cairo and pursues his love for hiking and off-roading via the non-profit Sahara Safaris Club, which he founded in 2001, enabling like-minded safarists from diverse places to plan ‘cooperative journeys’ in Egypt, for their friends and families   Read More ...
Prison-themed restaurant in Egypt draws in curious diners
2017-11-28 15:06:35 Mansoura - A prison-themed restaurant in Egypt might seem distasteful. After all, Egypt is a country where thousands of people, mostly Islamists but also secular pro-democracy activists, are languishing in jail on what right groups say are trumped-up charges. Yet, the restaurant in the coastal city of Mansoura called "Food Crime" is doing good business because of its novelty, according to patrons   Read More ...
Prison-themed restaurant in Egypt draws in curious diners
2017-11-28 11:16:54 MANSOURA, Egypt (AP) — A prison-themed restaurant in Egypt? It might seem distasteful in a country where thousands of people, mostly Islamists but also secular pro-democracy activists, are languishing in jail on what right groups say are trumped-up charges. Yet, the restaurant in the coastal city of Mansoura called “Food Crime” is doing good business because of its novelty, according to patrons   Read More ...
Prison-themed restaurant in Egypt draws in curious diners
2017-11-28 08:31:10 MANSOURA, Egypt (AP) — A prison-themed restaurant in Egypt? It might seem distasteful in a country where thousands of people, mostly Islamists but also secular pro-democracy activists, are languishing in jail on what right groups say are trumped-up charges. Yet, the restaurant in the coastal city of Mansoura called "Food Crime" is doing good business because of its novelty, according to patrons   Read More ...
Prison-themed restaurant in Egypt draws in curious diners
2017-11-28 08:09:38 MANSOURA, Egypt (AP) — A prison-themed restaurant in Egypt? It might seem distasteful in a country where thousands of people, mostly Islamists but also secular pro-democracy activists, are languishing in jail on what right groups say are trumped-up charges. Yet, the restaurant in the coastal city of Mansoura called "Food Crime" is doing good business because of its novelty, according to patrons   Read More ...
Prison-themed restaurant in Egypt draws in curious diners
2017-11-28 08:07:19 MANSOURA, Egypt (AP) — A prison-themed restaurant in Egypt? It might seem distasteful in a country where thousands of people, mostly Islamists but also secular pro-democracy activists, are languishing in jail on what right groups say are trumped-up charges. Yet, the restaurant in the coastal city of Mansoura called "Food Crime" is doing good business because of its novelty, according to patrons   Read More ...
Trump calls for wall, travel ban after Egypt mosque attack
2017-11-24 23:42:04 PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will be calling his Egyptian counterpart "in a short while" to discuss Friday's "tragic terrorist attack, with so much loss of life." At least 235 people were killed Friday when militants attacked a crowded mosque during prayers in the Sinai Peninsula, setting off explosives and spraying worshippers with gunfire. rump said in a tweet after departing one of his golf clubs in Florida that, "We have to get TOUGHER AND SMARTER than ever before, and we will   Read More ...
Trump calls for wall, travel ban after Egypt attack
2017-11-24 22:00:27 PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will be calling his Egyptian counterpart ‘‘in a short while’’ to discuss Friday’s ‘‘tragic terrorist attack, with so much loss of life.’’ At least 235 people were killed Friday when militants attacked a crowded mosque during prayers in the Sinai Peninsula, setting off explosives and spraying worshippers with gunfire. rump says in a tweet after departing one of his golf clubs in Florida that, ‘‘We have to get TOUGHER AND SMARTER than ever before, and we will   Read More ...
Trump calls for wall, travel ban after Egypt mosque attack
2017-11-24 20:44:14 PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will be calling his Egyptian counterpart "in a short while" to discuss Friday's "tragic terrorist attack, with so much loss of life." At least 235 people were killed Friday when militants attacked a crowded mosque during prayers in the Sinai Peninsula, setting off explosives and spraying worshippers with gunfire. rump said in a tweet after departing one of his golf clubs in Florida that, "We have to get TOUGHER AND SMARTER than ever before, and we will   Read More ...
Tanzanian envoys to Egypt, Zambia urged to strengthen cooperation, advertise tourist attractions
2017-11-17 09:47:49 Dar es Salaam. Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has directed Tanzanian high commissioners to Egypt and Zambia Issa Nassoro and Abdulrahman Kaniki to strengthen cooperation between Tanzania and the two countries. He met and held talks with the high commissioner on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Prime Minister's Office in Dodoma, a statement issued by Communications Unit in the Prime Minister's Office states   Read More ...
Airport shops sell travellers medicines that could get them arrested at their destination
2017-11-15 17:11:12 Pharmacies at UK airports are selling medicines to travellers which could lead to their imprisonment abroad. An investigation by has revealed no warning is given about the strict rules that many countries have about opioid analgesics — which include the common painkiller co-codamol, available over the counter in the UK. A British woman, Laura Plummer from Hull, is in prison in Egypt after arriving at Hurghada airport with the banned painkiller, Tramadol   Read More ...
High protein lunch recipes
2017-09-01 00:02:38 Ideal for a quick midweek meal, whip up this nutritious salmon and noodle salad in just 20 minutes. The balance of protein and carbs make it super satisfying Easy Healthy Use leftover chicken or buy it ready-cooked for these speedy protein pots. The chicken is combined with spiced lentils and tomatoes and topped with tzatziki Easy Healthy Give salad a shake-up with an Egyptian-inspired recipe that combines fava beans with egg and the rich flavours of tahini, garlic, lemon and cumin Easy Healthy Vegetarian Marinate chicken breasts, then drizzle with a punchy peanut satay sauce for a no-fuss, midweek meal that's high in protein and big on flavour Easy Healthy Make these nifty wraps with avocado mayo as a great low-carb, high-protein lunch   Read More ...
Egypt: Rafah crossing opened to allow Gaza pilgrims travel to Saudi Arabia
2017-08-15 00:10:03 Egypt on Monday opened the Rafah border crossing to allow intending pilgrims from Gaza Strip leave the blockaded coastal enclave to travel to Saudi Arabia, a local media reported. The first group of about 800 intending pilgrims crossed the Rafah crossing to go to Cairo International Airport from where they would fly to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the Palestinian news agency WAFA reported   Read More ...
Egyptian artist creates portraits out of burnt tobacco
2017-08-13 19:00:38 ALEXANDRIA, Egypt: In a small studio littered with empty cigarette packets in Egypt's second city, Alexandria, Abdelrahman al-Habrouk sits hunched over a sheet of paper making portraits with tobacco. The cigarettes fuel his art; he breaks them in half, painstakingly traces out monochrome images of celebrities or animals with the fine flakes of tobacco, then sprinkles his creations with gunpowder and sets them on fire   Read More ...
Egyptian artist creates portraits out of burnt tobacco
2017-08-13 18:48:11 ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) - In a small studio littered with empty cigarette packets in Egypt's second city, Alexandria, Abdelrahman al-Habrouk sits hunched over a sheet of paper making portraits with tobacco. The cigarettes fuel his art; he breaks them in half, painstakingly traces out monochrome images of celebrities or animals with the fine flakes of tobacco, then sprinkles his creations with gunpowder and sets them on fire   Read More ...
Egyptian artist creates portraits out of burnt tobacco
2017-08-13 18:40:22 ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) - In a small studio littered with empty cigarette packets in Egypt's second city, Alexandria, Abdelrahman al-Habrouk sits hunched over a sheet of paper making portraits with tobacco. The cigarettes fuel his art; he breaks them in half, painstakingly traces out monochrome images of celebrities or animals with the fine flakes of tobacco, then sprinkles his creations with gunpowder and sets them on fire   Read More ...
Customs officials seize undeclared cash from passenger travelling to Egypt
2017-08-13 12:02:03 Customs Officials stationed at the airport last night seized cash in excess of €10,000 found on a Libyan National traveling to Cairo. During routine cash control checks at the MIA Departure lounge, Customs Officials found cash in several currencies in the hand luggage of a Libyan national waiting to board a flight to Istanbul. The passenger, who failed to declare to Customs, stated that he wasn't aware of the law pertaining to cash control and that the cash he was carrying were to be used for traveling expenses   Read More ...
Italian tourist arrested over killing of hotel worker at Egyptian resort
2017-08-12 18:05:19 Cairo: An Italian tourist has been detained in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Marsa Alam on suspicion of killing a supervisor on a hotel building site, judicial sources said. The supervising engineer died after becoming involved in a brawl on Thursday when he warned the tourist not to enter a restricted area, the sources said. It was witnessed by the Italian's man children, aged 6 and 15   Read More ...
Italian tourist held over killing of hotel supervisor at Egyptian resort
2017-08-12 17:47:35 CAIRO (Reuters) - An Italian tourist has been detained in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Marsa Alam on suspicion of killing a supervisor on a hotel building site, judicial sources said. The supervising engineer died after becoming involved in a brawl on Thursday when he warned the tourist not to enter a restricted area, the sources said. The Tourism Ministry said on Friday that the Italian, Ivan Pascal Moro, had admitted causing the man's death   Read More ...
Italian tourist held over killing of hotel supervisor at Egyptian resort
2017-08-12 17:30:11 CAIRO: An Italian tourist has been detained in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Marsa Alam on suspicion of killing a supervisor on a hotel building site, judicial sources said. The supervising engineer died after becoming involved in a brawl on Thursday when he warned the tourist not to enter a restricted area, the sources said. The Tourism Ministry said on Friday that the Italian, Ivan Pascal Moro, had admitted causing the man's death   Read More ...
Italian tourist held over killing of hotel supervisor at Egyptian resort
2017-08-12 17:06:35 An Italian tourist has been detained in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Marsa Alam on suspicion of killing a supervisor on a hotel building site, judicial sources said. The supervising engineer died after becoming involved in a brawl on Thursday when he warned the tourist not to enter a restricted area, the sources said. The Tourism Ministry said on Friday that the Italian, Ivan Pascal Moro, had admitted causing the man's death   Read More ...
Kourtney Kardashian And Younes Bendjima: New Details About Their Egyptian Vacation
2017-08-10 20:01:53 Kourtney Kardashian and her boyfriend, boxer turned model Younes Bendjima, recently embarked on an Egyptian adventure and in a new report, details of their trip are revealed. According to an August 8 report by E! News, Kourtney Kardashian spent part of last week in Florida with friends before traveling to Egypt with Younes Bendjima on what appeared to be a private jet on Sunday   Read More ...
Twenty-six angry holidaymakers suing top travel firm First Choice after allegedly suffering severe illnesses in Egypt claim there was poo in the pool
2017-07-26 09:33:04 FURIOUS holidaymakers are suing a travel firm — claiming they were struck down with illness at a five-star beach resort because of poor hygiene. The group of 26, including honeymooners, say their holidays were ruined by gastroenteritis and other serious stomach upsets. Lawyers launching legal action for them against First Choice claim witnesses saw poo in a swimming pool at the Jaz Aquaviva hotel in Hurghada, Egypt   Read More ...
Shock in Egyptian knife attacker's home after Germans killed
2017-07-19 17:09:37 Security sources say Abdel Rahman Shaban Abokorah, a 28-year-old plumber killed two German women and wounded four other tourists last Friday at the Zahabia hotel and neighboring Sunny Days Palacio resort, where he was caught by staff and arrested. The motive for the attack is still unknown and investigators have remained tight-lipped. Abokorah's family in Kafr al-Sheikh, a small rice-producing town close to the coast, confirmed his arrest and said security forces had interrogated them on Friday, arresting his disabled father and his younger brother who remain in custody   Read More ...
Egyptian kills two tourists, wounds four others on beach
2017-07-15 15:01:45 Security personnel detain the man who stabbed two German tourists to death and wounded four others during an attack at the Zahabia hotel resort in Hurghada, south of the capital Cairo, Egypt. (Reuters) CAIRO – An Egyptian man stabbed two German tourists to death and wounded four others on Friday at a popular seaside vacation spot on the Red Sea, after apparently searching out foreigners to attack, officials and witnesses said   Read More ...
2 German tourists killed in knife attack at Egyptian resort
2017-07-15 14:03:26 Berlin 'dismayed and furious' over the murders described as deliberate attack on foreign tourists at a popular season vacation spot on the Red Sea.   Read More ...
Two German tourists stabbed to death on Egyptian beach resort
2017-07-15 06:01:32 CAIRO, July 14 (Reuters) – Anian man stabbed two German tourists to death and wounded four others on Friday at a popular seaside vacation spot on the Red Sea, after apparently searching out foreigners to attack, officials and witnesses said. The knifeman killed the two German women and wounded two other tourists at the Zahabia hotel in Hurghada, then swam to a neighboring beach to attack at least two more people at the Sunny Days El Palacio resort before being caught by staff and arrested, officials and security sources said   Read More ...
European Tourists Stabbed at a Beach Resort in Egypt; 2 Die
2017-07-14 20:36:31 Photo CAIRO — Two foreign tourists were killed and four others were wounded at a Red Sea resort on Friday when an assailant swam up to a beach and stabbed them repeatedly with a knife, Egyptian officials and hospital workers said. All of the victims were women. The attack, which took place in Hurghada, 250 miles south of Cairo, was the first significant attack on foreigners in Egypt in more than a year   Read More ...