Attarine

"One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls"

Rashid

At the end of the Nile’s long journey through Africa, where it finally meets the Mediterranean, lies Rashid*. Just north of that town, standing where the world’s longest river comes to an end, one is at the heart of a profound geo-historic experience. At the town itself, particularly if visited in winter, the historic aspect of the experience takes on a cultural dimension.

How to Use Transportation to St Catherine

This article is dedicated for Transportation from Cairo.

Sharq el Delta bus ( Cairo – Suez—St Catherine ):

2 buses daily from El Torgoman ( Ramses ) and then from Almaza Station ( masr el gedida )

From Almaza they are leaving at 11.45 am and 2 am, ticket are for 30 LE for Egyptians

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How to Buy Maps of Egypt

There are many sources for maps in Egypt but for the most serious they're not easy to obtain. Many travellers are just happy with streets maps, but for the more serious, it's imperative to get a series of updated maps in good scale. Google Earth is not enough, so many alternatives are placed here and as is the case with all articles here receives updates from the SaharaSafaris Community.

Marina El-Alamein

Leuce Acte (Arabic ليوكيسس) is the name that was given to the city known nowadays El-Alamein (Arabic العلمين) during the Hellenistic and Greco-Roman periods. A city, port and cemetery that part of it had been accidentally discovery in 1986 while digging to build the new Marina El-Alamein resort.

Wekalet El-Balah

"Ta3ala bos, be 7'amsa we nos" or "come and see, costs 5.5 pounds"...Once you enter that "souk" or "Dates market, you start hearing sellers "advertising" for their goods in their own rhythm! What is the story of this market and how did it get that name and how does it look like?

Hala'et El Samak

Hala’et El Samak (Arabic: حلقة السمك), or the Fish-market in Alexandria, is the picturesque Fish Market of the second-largest city in Egypt. It is the place where retailers trade the fish caught by the fishermen who are hired by higher ranks fishermen, in most cases, much older and experienced fishermen, who happen to be wealthy enough to pay the expenses of the fishing ships (license, salaries, supplies…).

Faransa Street

Faransa, it is the Arabic pronunciation for France, the country.

Aged more than two decades, Faransa Street (Arabic: شارع فرنسا) still enjoys its vitality and overcrowding aspect. Jewelers, cloths, various home necessities (Chinese production)… Over hundreds of products can be found in that Street and its ramifications. One of those is Zaneet Elsettat "زنقة الستات".

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