Category Archives: Africa

Important Facts for Arctic Cruise Passengers

  Travel Insurance? Travel insurance is usually required for all cruise passengers. We buy only when forced into it or the trip is so expensive, cancellation would be a real hardship. After all, one never knows. We use Travel Guard, Travelex,

The Bimoba and Other Tribes in Togo, West Africa

I try to answer all comments and questions from TravelsWithSheila readers even when they are critical. Elijah in Norway was vociferous about Northern Togo and Ghana’s Different Ethnic Groups written in 2006 which discussed female genital mutilation. Since eight years had

Hindsight is 20/20 in The Best of Egypt

I have just a few Hindsights specifically relating to this particular tour for travelers to think about: – February is not a good month for desert travel in Egypt. The best months are April-May, September-October. A newspaper article appeared while

The Governor’s Tombs of Beni Hassan, Egypt

Beni Hassan was another 60 kilometers/36 miles away from Tel Armana and had 39 tombs for the Governors in this area; 12 completed tombs had paintings but only four were open to see (Numbers 2, 3, 15, and 17). Beni Hassan dates

A Long Day Tour to Tel Amarna and Beni Hassan, Egypt

Tel Amarna and Beni Haassan are off-the-beaten track monuments and a long day ride from Cairo; how long wasn’t brought home until the day was over but I’ll tell you now – think four hours and that’s just in one

Khan el-Khalili and Complex of Sultan Quasuwa Alghuri in Old Cairo

A trip to Cairo wouldn’t be complete without stepping into the famous souk/bazaar of Khan el-Khalili. Continuing along vibrant and ancient Al Muizz Street, stands selling cheap bracelets with the famous, protective eye appeared along the street; a harbinger of