Egypt - Photo: Lola Akinmade


Arguably the most visited country in Africa, Egypt’s close proximity to Europe and the Middle East makes it easily accessible to travelers who flock in to see historical relics of kings and pharaohs dating back thousands of years.

Fresh off the heels of a revolution termed the “Egyptian Uprising”, Egypt’s political landscape has changed dramatically, and Matador has been publishing ground-level perspectives and facts to help readers understand this uprising on a deeper level.

In addition, we’re also publishing articles and photo essays that cover other aspects of the country – cruising down the Nile (Africa’s longest river), biking through the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, diving in the Red Sea, exploring the pyramids of Giza and the Eastern Desert, as well as ways of avoiding all the tourist traps mentioned above.

Egypt Articles

Top 10 spots to celebrate winter solstice

by Colette Bernhardt

3 reasons you should ignore the media and travel to Egypt NOW

by Shawn Sippin

Hot air ballooning in Luxor, Egypt

by Karen Dion

Etiquette for ‘splitting the bill’ around the world

by Candice Walsh

10 impossibly amazing trips of a lifetime

by Jason Wire

8 world cities and how much they cost to live in

by Daniel Nahabedian

10 things to do in Cairo, Egypt

by Joshywashington

How to get started sandboarding

by Harriet Potter

This Egyptian lawmaker wants to test a woman’s virginity before they enter college

by Amanda Machado

Why King Tut had an awesome dagger from outer space

by PRI's The World

This is what we know about the EgyptAir plane that “disappeared”

by Matt Hershberger

6 dating tips from around the world

by Sarah Menkedick

9 signs you were born and raised in Egypt

by Manar Habashy

Every year, Egyptians risk their lives eating this dangerous delicacy

by Laura Dean

11 things that happen to you when you move to Egypt

by Anjana Das

How to piss off someone from Egypt

by Manar Habashy

An entire city is going to be wiped off the map in Egypt

by Laura Dean

Inside Cairo’s coffee houses, where Egyptian men go to meet their ‘second wives’

by Laura Dean
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