North Africa

What not to miss on a trip to Cairo

Cairo is one of the world’s largest and most fascinating settlements. Around 10 million people live in the centre of the city, with at least as many again in the Greater Cairo area. Bisected by the River Nile and packed full of historical sights, it needs to be on any Egypt itinerary. Here are our

Six places you must visit in Egypt if you love history

From the Delta in the north to the Sudanese border in the south, there’s almost no better place on earth for history fans than Egypt’s Nile Valley. Fascinating sites such as the Pyramids provide a tangible link to the ancient past while at places like El Alamein, the story’s more recent but just as compelling.

Five reasons to visit Chefchaouen, Morocco

Morocco’s a great winter destination. The northerly city of Chefchaouen, or Chaouen to its residents, is easily reached from Tangier, Tetouan or Fes. Located in the heart of the Rif Mountains, its colourful homes and businesses straggle up a sloping site. Here’s why you should add it to your Morocco trip. It’s one of the

Five essential experiences to add to your Marrakesh trip

Marrakesh, dubbed Morocco’s Rose City, is the perfect winter city break, its mild temperatures perfect for sightseeing and its sunshine a welcome diversion from the northern hemisphere chill. If you’re planning to visit, why not let Mundana help with the arrangements. Here are five essential experiences to add to your Marrakesh trip. Haggle in the

In search of the Roman Empire

Everyone knows that Italy is stuffed full of the ruined remains of the Empire that once looped the entire Mediterranean region. From the giant Colosseum in Rome to the cart ruts in the excavated streets of Pompeii, there’s plenty for fans of antiquity to visit. But the remnants of this once great Empire can be

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