Completely enamored with the Middle East and Africa, Maria Laborde is a twenty-something budget traveler that has lived, studied and traveled extensively throughout the region. Through tales, tips, travel guides, and everything in between, she shares her knowledge and love for the Arab world on Art of Backpacking and her niche blog Travel The Middle East. Moreover, Maria is the author of LatinAbroad | Nomadic Translator, where she shares her tales, photos and advice after traveling to more than 20 countries across 4 continents. Follow her adventures on Google+, Twitter @latinAbroad and 'Like' her Facebook page.
Many travelers probably don’t know much about Israel attractions beyond Old Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and the Dead Sea. This post uncovers other excellent Israel attractions that are less popular or almost entirely off-the-beaten-path.
Few tourists venture out the typical itineraries, which include the Great Pyramids of Giza, Islamic Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, and Sharm El Sheikh. For this reason, today I introduce you to some of Egypt’s hidden gems!