Posts Tagged: "Egypt"

Travel inspiration: Red Sea Love

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Travel inspiration: Red Sea Love March 2, 2019 Be careful when you travel to the Red Sea. She will grab hold of every part of you. She will nestle into your veins, your cells and memory. She changes your life and she doesn’t let go as you try to leave....

Finding Nemo in Dahab Egypt, part 2

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Finding Nemo in Dahab Egypt, part 2 June 27, 2018 Scuba diving allows me to discover another, magical world. I was so lucky to meet dolphins, whales, sharks, octopuses and many more wonderful beings. It’s always a pleasure to find anemonefish. These busy little fish make me smile every time...

The Place to Be: travel inspiration

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The Place to Be: travel inspiration April 27, 2018 Recently Lonely Planet published the book The Place to Be, featuring 240 travel destinations around the world. The book categorizes the destinations according to emotions. With 20 places and experiences for each emotion and state of mind, The Place to Be...

Listening to the voice of the desert

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Listening to the voice of the desert March 30, 2018 I love deserts almost as much as I love oceans. That is one of the reasons I keep traveling to Egypt. The unique mix of faraonic culture, the magical Red Sea and vaste deserts keeps calling me. There is so...

Exploring Kharga Oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert

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Exploring Kharga Oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert March 22, 2018 Kharga is the most southern oasis and it’s technically not situated in the Western Desert, but in the Libyan Desert. Kharga is often reffered to as the ‘Great Oasis’ and it offers quite some places to visit. Many archaeological sites...

Exploring Dakhla Oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert

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Exploring Dakhla Oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert March 16, 2018 The main road to Dakhla oasis is called Darb el-Ghubari, the Dust Track, and it’s an appropriate name for this desert track through impressive dune fields. In ancient times Dakhla was known as el-Wah, the ‘Inner Oasis’, an area bounded...

Exploring Farafra Oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert

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Exploring Farafra Oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert March 1, 2018 Farafra Oasis is situated deep in the desert which gives it a special, peaceful vibe. In and around Farafra Oasis you will find some of my favorite places: the magical spring Ain Hadra, the hidden Cave Djara, rough and wild...

Exploring Bahariya Oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert

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Exploring Bahariya Oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert February 23, 2018 The Bahariya Oasis lies aproximately 370 kilometers from Egypt’s capital Cairo. The desert road to Bahariya begins at the Giza Pyramids and offers you a great view on the pyramids. The name Bahariya might come from the word ‘bahr’, which...

Exploring the el-Fayoum Oasis in Lower Egypt

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Exploring the el-Fayoum Oasis in lower Egypt Febrauary 16, 2018 The Fayoum Oasis is Egypt’s largest oasis. El-Fayoum is situated about a hunderd kilometers southwest of Cairo. This agricultural area has been called the ‘garden of Egypt’ for centuries. Although el-Fayoum has several archaeological sites, it’s best known for the...

Pyramids and temples: Egypt for first-timers

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Pyramids and temples: Egypt for first-timers February 8, 2018 Egypt has everything to be the ideal travel destination: an unrivaled amount of ancient monuments, vast infinite deserts and colorful coral reefs. There is so much to see and do, that there is the serious danger of getting overwhelmed. If you...

2017 one year in travels

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2017 one year in travels December 28, 2017 I started 2017 in cold, cold Berlin. I explored the city, loved the Egyptian collection in the Neues Museum and came home with a double pneumonia, which kept me in bed the rest of january. I recovered just in time to embark...

12 reasons why you should go on a road trip

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12 reasons why you should go on a road trip November 13, 2017 We have too many roads less travelled, oceans not yet seen, forests not yet explored and people not yet met. It’s time to go out there and explore. And sometimes a road trip is the best way...

Dahab Days: a photo diary

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Dahab Days: a photo diary September 17, 2017 I hardly know where to begin when it comes to selecting a reasonable amount of photos to portray my time in Dahab in Egypt. Every time my stay in the South Sinai flows by so quickly that I lose every feeling of...

The art of traveling and the art of blogging

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The art of traveling and the art of blogging August 20, 2017 This is a slightly different travel blog than normally. It’s an announcement that I will not be posting on this website www.sunnyexplores.com for a while. I will be too busy traveling. Also my traveling will be a little...

Dive sites in Dahab Egypt: Three Pools

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Dive sites in Dahab Egypt: Three Pools August 15, 2017 When you are diving one or two days in Dahab South, you really should give the site Three Pools a try. This dive site is located south from Moray Garden and it’s possible to combine both sites in a drift...

Dive sites in Dahab Egypt: Moray Garden

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Dive sites in Dahab Egypt: Moray Garden August 11, 2017 Moray Garden is the main and the best known dive site in Dahabs Southern Oasis. It’s situated between two other amazing dive sites named Three Pools and Golden Blocks. Moray Garden is a nice location to use as a base...

Dive sites in Dahab Egypt: Golden Blocks

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Dive sites in Dahab Egypt: Golden Blocks August 8, 2017 Golden Blocks is the most northern of the dive sites in Dahab South. It’s a short car ride from South’s most populair dive site Moray Garden, where you can sit and relax between your dives in one of many seaside...

Dive sites in Dahab Egypt: Ricks Reef

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Dive sites in Dahab Egypt: Ricks Reef August 4, 2017 Ricks Reef is one of Dahabs northern dive sites. It’s located about 300 meters north of the Canyon and lies in between the famous Canyon and the infamous Blue Hole. Ricks Reef offers an easy shallow dive, suitable for most...