It is both courteous and practical to hike the trail with a Bedouin guide and camels, which adds a compelling cultural element to the gorgeous scenery. Walkers can choose to hike a small section in a few days or tackle the entire distance – an adventure that can take up to two weeks. Travelling to Egypt.
But the Sinai is no stroll in the park; tricky ground surfaces and extreme weather conditions can make the trail tough going. The key to thriving in this overawing landscape is proper preparation, and bringing the right kit. Here’s our guide on what to pack to tackle the Sinai Trail.On your feet
Most Bedouin guides wear flimsy plastic sandals, but [...]
A Life To Live In Caribbean. From high mountain peaks to shimmering reefs. Spicy salsa rhythms to deep rolling reggae, pirate hideouts to sugar-sand beaches, the Caribbean is dizzyingly diverse.A Caribbean Mosaic
The Caribbean is a joyous mosaic of islands beckoning paradise-hunters. An explosion of color, fring by beaches and soaked in rum. It’s a lively and intoxicating profusion of people and places spread over 7000 islands . But, for all they share, there’s also much that makes them different. Can there a greater contrast than between bustling Barbados and its neighbor, the seemingly unchanged-since-colonial-times St Vincent? Revolutionary Cuba and its next-door [...]
Latin America’s most unique Carnival traditions . Rio isn’t the only city that knows how to celebrate Carnival in style. In the week leading up to Lent. Millions of people across Latin America take to the streets for dancing, live music, drinking and revelry. And a range of other unusual and surprising traditions.
In Paraty, Brazil, participants cover their bodies in mud; Trinidad and Tobago, they smear themselves with melted chocolate. Paraguay, Carnival-goers spray each other with fake snow. In Panama, water trucks cool down the crowds. And in Mexico, the party kicks off with the burning of a giant papier-mâché effigy.Burning of the Bad Mood [...]