14 July 2011

Top Egypt Attractions

Egypt is well known for their pyramids, exotic beaches and other pre-historic attractions. But aside from the well known tourist attractions, the country also features interesting annual festivities deeply rooted in their history and culture. Aside from festivities based on their extensive history; some of the best festivals in Egypt are from their deep religious conviction.
We recommend taking a holiday to Egypt during one of the following three events to see a great spectacle;

Wafaa Al Nil
Wafaa Al Nil is a festival commemorating the flooding of the Nile. Until 1970, the Nile River overflowed and the water from the flood came with silt used to fertilize the land. The festival practically commemorates the fertilization of the land which ensures better harvest. Although the Nile River no longer overflows, locals still commemorate the flooding of the Nile through various activities. Aside from concerts, paintings and poetry, the festival also features seminars for those who want to learn more about the festivities and the Nile River. Wafaa Al Nil lasts for two weeks, usually in August or September.
Eid al Fitr
Eid al Fitr is a celebration commemorating the end of Ramadan. Before Eid al Fitr, Ramadan requires Muslims to go on fasting during day light hours. After one month, they celebrate the event as a reward for their patience and perseverance during the fasting days of Ramadan.
During the day, families visit each other with specially made sweets and biscuits with different flavors. After visiting the family, everyone goes out to have some fun by going to the movies, the mall, a river cruise or enjoying the beach.
Cairo International Film Festival
The oldest film festival of its kind, the Cairo International Film Festival often features culturally significant films and even some political undertones because of the country’s government system. Established in 1975, the film festival continues to attract attention from well known film makers of different genres.

06 July 2011

Finding the Unusual Attractions in Milan

Any Italian city and town will always have something unique and interesting to offer to tourists and Milan is not an exception. There are unique activities and attractions tourists should consider not only to learn more about the country’s culture but also to observe something different. These attractions are also educational since they provide a different picture about the locals and culture in Milan.

Visiting the Crypt of S. Giovanni in Conca
The Crypt of S. Giovanni in Conca is one of the easiest to find, yet highly unique attractions in the city. The crypt is right in the heart of the city and found near the bus intersection. Tourists who are not aware of its historical significance will not immediately recognize it because only a wall stands today with the crypt inside. Tourists should be able to see different types of writings, inscriptions and statues in the walls of the crypt.

Enjoying the Markets in Milan
There are at least ten markets in Milan tourists and locals can enjoy every week. These markets organize themselves so that they come together for one day to sell their produce and products. It’s the best place to look for souvenirs or purchase some ingredients if you’re looking to try some fresh meat from farmers outside Milan.

Taking a Stroll through Piazzale Cadorna
Take your time to take a closer look at the city square right in front of Cardorna station. Aside from enjoying the scenery of the city, you can also learn more about Milan as it’s represented by a sculpture of a knot and a needle. According to the sculptures, the knot and needle represent the industriousness of Milan locals.