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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 14th, 2017

Another Part of Egypt…


I reach Dahab in the early afternoon after an eight-hour road journey from Cairo. Although the route goes through bumpy terrain and involves a lot of winding roads, it’s a surprisingly pleasant experience.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 10th, 2017

The Dahabiya


Recently Dahabiya’s have seen a revival for discerning travellers looking to explore the mystery of the Nile and recapture the bygone era of romance, elegance and intimate service.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 28th, 2017

Egypt through the eyes of an Australian Boy


I’ve just been on a tour in Egypt with my Mum, and my dream since I was three years old was to go to Egypt. It was the number one place in the world I have always wanted to see.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 28th, 2017

Driving the King’s Highway, Jordan


The Kings Highway is a 335km ancient thoroughfare running from the north to the south of Jordan. The King’s Highway was first mentioned in the Bible, as the route that Moses wished to follow as he led his people through the land of Edom.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 10th, 2017

A visit to Jordan


After selling Jordan tours for many years and having to cancel 2 previous trips, I finally made it to Jordan this year and it was definitely worth the wait!

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 10th, 2017

Egypt: Smooth sailing


We glide listlessly, aside for a gentle about-turn each time we approach the river’s banks. A smooth pirouette, and we catch the wind again, slowly zigzagging our way northward.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 28th, 2017

Taking your Family to Egypt


When I tell people we are taking the kids to Egypt, I get two responses: The first is sudden, like a knee jerk reaction: “Have you seen the news lately?! Is Egypt even safe to visit?”

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 22nd, 2017

Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs


The word hieroglyphics refers to a method of writing used by ancient Egyptian. Hieroglyphics involved a series symbols, or hieroglyphs, which are ‘pictures’ of the words or sounds.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 22nd, 2017

Dar al Rahman orphanage, Egypt


The Dar al Rahman orphanage is situated in the El Tawoon district, in Giza, Cairo. It’s a small orphanage looking after about 10 children currently aged between 2 to 6 years.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 28th, 2017

Am I Still on Planet Earth?


If ever there was an ‘Am I Still on Planet Earth?’ sort of a desert, it’s Wadi Rum. Mention Jordan to 20-to-30-something adventurers, and many will tell you that the country begins and ends right here.

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Martin Hosie By: Martin Hosie March 28th, 2017

Families and children travelling in Egypt & Jordan


Bringing your children to Egypt or Jordan can be an adventure for all the family. There is so much to see, and most of the sites are so big, famous and impressive, that most children get a lot out of a holiday here, and are not quickly bored.

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