One of the best ways to experience and learn more about a culture is by looking for and picking through the local markets. Depending on the destination, markets can be found in the out-of-the-way nooks and crannies of larger cities or can function as attractions on their own merit.
In Egypt, many of the bigger tourist cities, like Cairo and Alexandria, are home to awe-inspiring markets filled with any number of interesting, beautiful and one-of-a-kind crafts. Stay away from the typical tourist souvenirs and make sure to pick up something unique on your trip.
The types of crafts to look out for depend on the way you plan on transporting your purchases. Hand-blown glass is popular, and you will likely be able to find it at many stalls throughout any given market. These glass pieces range from tiny Christmas ornaments to decorative bottles and more. Take your time and pick a glass you really like.
You will likely come across any number of straw tools, like baskets. These are hand-made tools to add some Egyptian authenticity to your home décor.
Also be on the lookout for different kinds of jewelry and accessories. From shalateen necklaces to shoulder bags to leave-in hair tonic, there are all kinds of accessories on the streets of Egypt’s markets.
The United States is home to many beautiful churches and cathedrals. Some of these date back to the beginning of the country and offer historical significance. Regardless of your religious beliefs, visit these places of worship to learn more about the history of the United States.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
Massages and other spa treatments are a highlight of many vacations, whether for the need to relax after long flights in cramped seats or simply for the sheer indulgence of being pampered. To maximize the enjoyment and benefits of your next treatment, take note of these top five ways to improve your experience.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.