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SAILING THE DESERT

SAILING THE DESERT
Many have expressed surprise over this new tourism that has attracted the attention of thousands of travelers from all over the world, drawing them to Egypt throughout the year, to immerse into its deserts and spend weeks wandering through its mountains, valleys, and dunes, surrounded by kilometers of golden sand.

What is the nature of this magic? What is it that attracts them to such an environment, which so many think of as sterile and lifeless? Why the sprawling Egyptian desert?
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THE LAND WHERE MONASTICISM WAS BORN

THE LAND WHERE MONASTICISM WAS BORN

A mystical journey in the Red Sea
Hidden deep in the Eastern Desert mountain range, at around 200 km. north of Hurghada, and very close to the skies, seventy Copti...

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A land that time forgot: Shalateen and its people

By Ayman H. Taher


This special city offers many fascinating features, combining trade, history, and culture. My first encounter with Shalateen goes back ...
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BEAUTIFUL SIWA

BEAUTIFUL SIWA

The distance from the tollgates on the Giza Desert Highway to Siwa Oasis is 749 km, usually traversed in approximately eight hours. It is worth noting that the black road...

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DAHAB Life

DAHAB Life
Dahab. My home. Well, not really my home (I'm from Germany), but I have been coming to Dahab for more than 10 years and it has become my second home. I love the diving he...
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Dahab. My home. Well, not really my home (I'm from Germany), but I have been coming to Dahab for more than 10 years and it has become my second home.
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Who can say that they have ever observed stony corals getting in a sort of "hunting fever?" The role of corals as an important predator in the reef
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On 4th September 2006, well-known conservationist, zoo owner and television personality Steve Irwin had a particularly bad day at the office. Maybe
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THE BATTLE FOR GIFTUN

The Drums of Battle: It all started with a news item appearing on Egyptian TV in the first week of April. A major investment was being proposed to the government by some Italian companies for a US$ ...
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In Deep at the AIDA Freediving Team World Championships

From the 1-12th December 2006, Makadi Bay played host to the Fifth AIDA Freediving Team World Championships.  Teams came from 28 countries as far a field as Venezuela, Australia, Norway, an...
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ISM for your Safety at Sea

Have you heard about ISM? You probably haven’t. Neither had we until we spoke with Engineer Abdo Abd El Karim, the Director of Marine Inspection Hurghada and Safaga from the Egyptian Authority...
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A coral banquet: Nocturnal feeding

Who can say that they have ever observed stony corals getting in a sort of "hunting fever?" The role of corals as an important predator in the reef is mostly unknown. Food acquisition at night remains...
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The Lut housing of BS Kinetics

Special for the SIGMA SD14 was conceived the new housing Lut. The advantages of the Foveon X3 Sensores can be used with it also under water. All functions are serviceable at the camera. ...
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