Time travel: flights of fancy

We rummage through the British Airways archive to find out what was taking off in the world of aviation way back when. This month, a look back at the flying boats of the 1930s

The topsy-turvy travel planner: Turin for Egyptian art

This northern Italian city might be in a different continent from the original home of the Pharaohs, but it is home to the largest collection of Egyptian artefacts outside of Cairo

Five of the best Middle East souks

From imposing modern builds to chaotic medieval markets, Middle East expert Matthew Teller picks five of his favourite Middle Eastern souks to get lost in

Cairo's street art

Once graffiti was unheard of in Egypt. Now its vast murals and spray-can stencils are gaining international recognition. But like Banksy, street art’s biggest star, the artists are just as elusive and their work just as vulnerable. Portia Walker meets them

Top five street art spots in Cairo

Portia Walker picks five of the best places in Cairo to check out the city's striking street art

Egypt: Conrad Cairo

Overlooking the Nile and just ten minutes from Tahrir Square, the Conrad Cairo offers faultless service, fabulous food and the perfect respite from the city, says Portia Walker

The stars of Egypt's soap operas

Egypt's Cairo-filmed Ramadan soap operas are incredibly popular, and their stars have huge fanbases. Portia Walker picks some of the most high profile actors

Egypt after the Arab Spring

People have visited Egypt for more than 2,000 years but, following the Arab Spring, tourists seem afraid to return. Mark Jones reports on why there has never been a better time to visit