Egypt

6 OUTDOOR GEMS FROM EGYPT by Amr Tahtawi

This is a Practical Guide for Travellers Who wants to get the best out of Their visit to Egypt. Coasts, Canyons, Oasis, Hot springs, mountain ranges, virgin diving and snorkelling spots or even Caves, You name it!

Siwa Oasis
SIWA OASIS, QESM SIWAH, MATROUH GOVERNORATE, EGYPT

One of the best kept secrets in Egypt's western deserts, stunning mysterious of all Egypt's oasis. A Place Where kiss sky surreal and magical nature outdoor beauty everywhere you go. Let alone the fascinating ancient pharaonic temples and hot spots like Cleopatra bath, Where the timeless queen herself used to enjoy bathing. The stunning desert landscapes Instantly will hook you and leave you speechless. Make sure to enjoy a Bicycle ride around esta truly unique region, visit the impressive remains of the ancient fortress town of Shali and maybe one of the beautiful own locally traditional handicrafts.

Marsa Alam
MARSA ALAM, QESM MARSA ALAM, RED SEA GOVERNORATE, EGYPT

Famous for it's beautiful virgin Diving and snorkelling locations and superb beach and clear fresh air. Located far enough from the city to give you the feeling of different planet and take you back in time with the sea shore Camping with the beautiful cool breeze.

Nuweiba
NUWEIBA, QESM DAHAB, SOUTH SINAI GOVERNORATE, EGYPT

The Gem of eastern Sinai Peninsula, shines all year long. Splash and party all day long feast + + star gazing all night long. The cost line of esta region is almost Entirely With Peaceful covered huts and friendly Bedouins. The Sea in front of you and behind the Canyons, you choose your adventure.

St. Catherine
ST CATHERINE, QESM SHARM ASH SHEIKH, SOUTH SINAI GOVERNORATE, EGYPT

One of the best places to explore mountain ranges Egypt has to offer. Perfect for camping, star gazing and snowy outdoors in the winter specially from december to january and above all a holy land 'Moses' with divine greenery spilled around on the rocky lands. 

White Desert
FARAFRAH, NEW VALLEY GOVERNORATE, EGYPT

Most justifiably one of the well- known desert destination in Egypt yet it present itself with fresh new look and feel for every visit you take there. The Amount of unearthly and beautiful wind-carved rock formations shaped in the form of giant mushrooms and chicken is unmatched to any desert in the world. It's amazing to enjoy a lot of tours and safaris in esta 300 kilometers protectorate.

Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA GOVERNORATE, EGYPT

Well known Alexandria outdoors is so cozy and dreamy specially in "The Montazah" His Majesty Farouk Where area, king of Egypt used to stay When I wanted to relax. This all-year-Mediterranean thrilling costal city will take your breath away, just let it all to the sea and friendly helpful people there, let alone it's only 2:30 away from Cairo.

Beauty in everyday life by Amr Tahtawi

'To love beauty is to see the light' as Victor Hugo said, and what are we as photographers other than light chaser, observers, a creative mirror of our creator's grand poetic life. On my recent trip to Siwa Oasis 560 km from Cairo, i found myself using my smart phone equally as my DSLR. For me it's just another tool, it's the story that matters. Through my work i try to reflect my fascination for the world through any tool that can creatively render the emotions i felt back then while infront of the scene, in 'the' moment. 

Lately i found a handful of inspiring smartphone apps that motivate that creative corner of any mind and decided to share some of them with you.

No. 1 for me is okdothis app (for iPhone). An infinite photography ideas data base. where you can browse other photographers / smartphone owners ideas and get fresh new creative twist for your next smartphone shot. bottom line 'Say goodbye to creative block for good and say hello to okdothis' or so the video says.

No. 2 FLTR: Smartphone Photography Magazine dedicated to smartphone owners and the first magazine to explore this new and universal language of photography, offering an unparalleled source of inspiration and technical know-how.

No. 3 Camera awesome ( Android & iPhone ) turns your smartphone into a DSLR created by the amazing SmugMug team.

No. 4 Map-A-Pic Lite Location Scouting App ( Android & iPhone ) GPS-tagged locations, hi-res pics, sunrise and sunset times, a picture editor, and other exciting features make this app very helpful for travellers and Landscape photographers, instantly saving any location, with photos, GPS coordinates and street address. The LITE version is limited to 5 locations. In the paid version you can save unlimited locations.

Photos above are all taken by my iPhone and retouched with Snapseed and Adobe Lightroom 5.