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North Coast, Egypt الساحل الشمالي في مصر

The Northern Coast simply stretches 525 Kilometers along the Mediterranean coast of Egypt east to Sallum on the Libyan border.

يمتد الساحل الشمالي 525 كيلومترات على طول ساحل البحر المتوسط في مصر شرقا إلى السلوم على الحدود الليبية.

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Getting there:

You could reach North Coast either from Alexandria or Cairo. I arrived at Burj Al Arab Airport in Alexandria, and took a taxi to our accommodation in Telal Sahel. The ride took us around 1 hour and 30 minutes more or less.

If you plan to go there from Cairo, driving is around 3 hours.

الأقرب للوصول الى الساحل الشمالي عن طريق اما القاهره أو الاسكندريه – شخصيا، وصلت عن طريق الاسكندريه وأخذت طيران الجزيره من الكويت (3 ساعات مدة الرحله بالطياره) وبعدها أخذنا تاكسي من مطار برج العرب في الاسكندريه الى الشاليه في الساحل الشمالي – كانت مدة الرحله في السياره حوالي الساعه الى ساعه ونص.

من القاهره الرحله بالسياره تستغرق حوالي 3 ساعات

Sahel Hello965

About this place and things to do, I  honestly just went with the flow and did not ask one question. However, this destination is purely for 1) beach and 2) nightlife fun .. If you’re looking at either or both, this is the right place for you!

The full strip or street consists of multiple villages, one of the famous ones is called “Marina”. Marina is very close to Alexandria, on the beach between that city and Al-Alemein.

A place you’d wanna check out is Marassi: http://www.marassi-egypt.com/marassi

الساحل الشمالي وجهه بحريه بحته .. اللي يحب البحر والراحه سواء مع العائله أو الأصدقاء، فهذا المكان مناسب وحلو

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Options for accommodation in Sahel:

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For more details about North Coast or for a detailed itinerary, please drop us an email at info@hello965.com!

Hello965 weekending in Budapest, Hungary!

Let’s see. Doing Budapest, usually comes part of a package seeing Vienna, and Prague as well. I’ve done Vienna, Prague and Budapest together. This post however, will be focused on Budapest alone.

Flight: Lufthansa (Kuwait – Frankfurt International, Budapest)

 


Sleep.

– Heritage Home Apartments

Other hotel options:

– Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest

Opera Garden Hotel & Apartments

Lánchíd 19 Hotel

Mamaison Residence Izabella Budapest

 – Bohem Art Hotel Budapest

Continental Hotel Zara

– Prestige Hotel Budapest

 

Food.

– Klassz (Hungarian, contemporary)

– Da Mario (Italian)

– Csalogány 26 (International)

– Zeller Bistro (Hungarian)

– Bors Gasztrobar (International)

– Gelarto Rosa (Ice cream)

– Farm (Hungarian Tapas)

– Macesz Huszár (Hungarian Jewish)

– Borkonyha (Eastern European)

Iguana Bar & Grill (Tex Mex Cuisine for Brunch)

– Manna Lounge (Mediterranean-style dishes for Brunch)

Peppers Mediterranean Grill (Hungarian and Mediterranean dishes for Brunch)

Things to see/do:

Opera House.

Walk across Chain Bridge.

Discover historic Castle Hill with a walking tour.

Take a Danube cruise for beautiful panoramic views of Buda and Pest.

Shop with locals or try some traditional Hungarian food at Central Market Hall.

Walk from Andrássy Avenue to Heroes’ Square and you’ll understand why Budapest is often called the Paris of the East

Checkout Váci utca street which is one of the main pedestrian thoroughfares and perhaps the most famous street of central Budapest, Hungary. It features a large number of restaurants and shops catering primarily to the tourist market.

Climb the stairs (or take the elevator) to the Basilica’s observation deck for some of the best views of Budapest.

Take a helicopter tour for a bird’s eye view of the city.

Cheers,

Hello965 Team

Hello965 Dead Sea Experience, Jordan.

Traveled via:

Jazeera Airways

Stayed at:

Kempinski Ishtar – Dead Sea

Activities:

float at Dead Sea, Cover yourself in Mud, Hot Springs in Hamamaat Maeen – Six Senses Spa (Private and Public Areas available), Wadi Mujib (Wild Life, Hiking, Watertrails).

Ate at:

we mainly stuck to eating at our hotel.

Advice:

2 days is not enough!!

This was my first time in Jordan, I was there for a relaxing weekend at the Dead Sea. Located at the lowest level in the world at below 400 meters, Jordan’s Dead Sea is the deepest sea (lake) in the world at 377 meters deep with 33.7% level of salt which also means that little to no animal life exists and of course, you will be floating.

Day 1. Dead Sea

We aimed for our first day to be as relaxing as possible. We kicked off the morning with breakfast with a view in the Kempinski hotel, followed by around two hours of relaxation, floating, and mud scrubbing at the Dead Sea. After that, we drove to Hammaamat Ma’een which is the area that has the hot springs. We particularly wanted the private hot springs which were inside the Six Senses Spa. Before entering the springs, we had to have Mansaf at the hotel of the Spa! A very nice outdoors area and an absolute beautiful weather. Post lunch, came the spectacular feeling of experiencing the hot springs with an AMAZING one hour Indian head massage; felt like I was in Lala-land.

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Six Senses Spa Private Hot Springs

We made sure we leave on time for sun set, as we booked at a place called the Panorama, a table at the balcony outdoors. I can’t describe how beautiful the scenery was. The sun was setting, and live Arabic music was playing. It was just perfect. Must try!

The day ended with a delicious BBQ at the Kempinski outdoors area along with a belly-dancer show.

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Day 2. Petra

80 Kilometers south of Dead Sea, we decided to see Petra. I heard soooo many things about Petra. Some good and some bad. However, Petra is Petraone of the New 7 Wonders of the World! So that was enough reason for me to see it and trust me, I was not disappointed AT AL. The entrance fee for Petra is 1 JOD for Arabs, and 50 JOD for foreigners. Make sure you take your ID with you to get those rates. 

Day 2 was a drive from Dead Sea to Petra, which took around 3 hours with some stops at cafes randomly at the street with BREATH TAKING VIEWS. Our taxi driver was amazing, he took us to places that literally took my breath away. The weather was beautiful, I surely do not recommend Petra when the weather is hot; it gets  too hot!

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Petra, The Treasury

Normally, the tour takes around 4 hours of walking to finish all Petra, if not even more. Unfortunately, we had a flight to catch that night. So, we had to cut it very short. We reached to the Treasury and back. You could either do it yourself, or hire a tour guide for 50 JOD (Usually less). We decided to do it with a tour guide.

We were on horses at the beginning, and then we continued by walking. There is also an option to get a carriage; while we were walking, we watched horses and carriages kick up clouds of dust as they raced up and down the road to our right, middle and left. Lol

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SHADE AND SANDSTONE CLIFFS, PETRA

With the infinite blue skies above us, the sun on our faces, and the most intricate rock-cut structures to our left and right, we wanted to take our time and see everything. Unfortunately, we couldn’t. After sitting in front of the Treasury for several minutes, admiring it for all its wonder, we walked back and off to another 3 hours ride to the airport.

For more pictures on our trip in Jordan, checkout our instagram account! @Hello965

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secret: I’m scared of horses. This was me challenging myself with a big smile on my face.

Explore, Live & Smile,

Toomzie