Top Destinations for travellers under 35

It was once thought that millennials preferred to travel to the world’s party capitals, but the No Regrets List compiled by travel giant Contiki shows a different picture. The company surveyed 5 000 travellers between 18 and 35, and drew up a list of the top 20 destinations and experiences that most interested the group.

Blue Lagoon

At the top was Iceland’s Blue Lagoon, an experience unmatched in any part of the world. Travellers can enjoy the skin-rejuvenating benefits of the waters of the warm lagoon in a setting that’s as beautiful as the name…
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Top Destinations for travellers under 35

Archaeologists make major discovery in Egypt’s Luxor

Egyptian authorities have hailed an “important discovery” after archaeologists unearthed several mummies, 10 colourful wooden sarcophagi and more than 1,000 funerary statues in a 3,500-year-old tomb near the city of Luxor. “There are 10 coffins and eight mummies. The excavation is ongoing,” Mostafa Waziri, the head of the archeological mission, told the AFP news agency.

The 18th Dynasty tomb, discovered in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis near the famed Valley of the Kings, belonged to a nobleman named Userhat who worked as the city judge, Egypt’s antiquities ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. Ushabti figurines were often placed with the deceased…
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Archaeologists make major discovery in Egypt’s Luxor

The Worlds Cheapest Countries to Travel To

There are a number of factors to consider when choosing your dream holiday destination. Among these, is what kind of budget you’re working with. With that said, if you’re looking for something affordable, here are some of the cheapest destinations in the world according to the World Economic Forum Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report.

The countries listed in the report were ranked according to various factors such as infrastructure, health and safety among others. Iran, which ranked as the cheapest country to visit, boasts 19 UNESCO world heritage sites, intricately designed mosques and ancient city ruins to explore.

These top 10…
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The Worlds Cheapest Countries to Travel To

Israel closes border with Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula after church attacks

Following this past weekend’s deadly church attacks in Egypt, Israel has closed its southern border with Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula citing fears of more terrorist attacks, says a report.

The border closure comes a day after the two church attacks in the northern Egyptian cities of Tanta and Alexandria that killed at least 44 people and injured more than 100. Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi declared a three-month state of emergency after the church bombings.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) armed group claimed responsibility for Sunday’s church bombings in the Nile Delta cities of Alexandria and…
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Israel closes border with Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula after church attacks

5 unfamiliar rules of etiquette to observe in some popular destinations

Each country has its traditions, cultures and customary practices – experiencing these customs is generally why people travel. In some countries, however, there are practices that may be unusual to foreigners, but are mandatory or at least need to be acknowledged to avoid offending the locals.

Here are some of the more unfamiliar customs to observe in five popular travel destinations across the globe.

India

Indian people consider the right hand unclean, so make sure to share anything or eat with your left hand only. Using your right hand is largely considered offensive by conservative Indians.

Singapore

In Singapore, it’s customary to remove your…
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5 unfamiliar rules of etiquette to observe in some popular destinations

What I wish I’d been told before travelling through Africa

Travelling through Africa, with all its robustness and colour, is something to experience at least once. But there’s some advice these South African travellers wish they’d been given before they had set off to explore the rest of the beautiful continent. Here a few tips to send you happily on your way.

Kemong Mopedi travelled to Zambia, Rwanda, Egypt and Mozambique:

“In some of countries, or parts of them, the infrastructure might not be as developed as what you may be used to, especially if you’re a city slicker. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t…
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What I wish I’d been told before travelling through Africa