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Yasmina, sometimes known as 'The English Rose of Cairo', has over twenty-five years of experience in the field of Egyptian oriental dance as a performer, teacher and choreographer. Originally from the UK she spent many years travelling and dancing her way around the Middle East before settling in Cairo in 1995. Here she performed for many years with her orchestra, becoming one of the city's best-loved dancers. Cairo is still Yasmina's home, where she hosts dancers and dance groups from around the world and provides services ranging from accommodation, choreography, training and coaching in oriental dance, to publicity photography and music production.

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Venice (Insight Magazine)
With spring and the promise of sandstorms on the horizon, all Cairenes must dream of going somewhere thats never known dust. And although February may not seem the most obvious time to visit a watery winter city, in fact its one of the most special times of year for this most romantic of destinations. Venice in February is a city of dreamscape; an island of secrets shrouded in mist that makes every turning into a new alleyway the start of a mystery, and each church and square wrapped in its own heady atmosphere. Theres nothing quite like the sight of a gondola punting towards you out of that mist, surrounded by the damp brickwork of medieval palace walls, to thrown you back into history in the true sense of the word..
Italian Lakes (Insight Magazine)
Theres something special about a lake and its landscape. Morning mists. Glassy stretches of water reflecting mountains and sky. Stillness and greenness. A feeling of peace. Italys four main lakes, Como, Garda, Lugano and Maggiore straddle several different northern regions, but all share these same magnetic qualities. Their pedigree as prime holiday destinations dates to Roman times, and their shores boast villas and palaces built for kings, powerful families and heads of state going back centuries. Nowadays though, the Italian lakes have become affordable, with stylish hotels (many of which were once privately owned villas) catering for package tourists from around Europe and beyond, and day-trippers from the metropolises of Milan, Turin, Brescia and Verona pouring into the lakeside towns on weekends.
Sunshine Coast, Australia (Insight Magazine)
Its easy to understand why Australians jealously guard the natural beauty, quiet empty spaces and harmony with nature that characterizes most of their continent. Green cities which, even at the peak of rush-hour, seem relaxed, and landscapes unspoiled by urban sprawl for thousands of miles at a time, are a thing of the past in most other parts of the industrialized world. Guard it they do. Immigration laws are tough, and refugees unwelcome. Tourists though are a different story. If you choose to holiday down-under, the well organized travel facilities, high standards of service, and reasonable prices (the Australian dollar has suffered in recent years, making exchange rates favourable) will more than compensate for venturing so far. For many people, Queensland is synonymous with the Great Barrier Reef, the Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise, but the small section of coastline just north of Brisbane the aptly named Sunshine Coast has a charm all of its own. Backed by rainforest, wetlands and the strangely beautiful Glass House Mountains, the Sunshine Coast offers a wide range of pleasures, and scenery thatll saturate you in the greens and blues of trees, sky and ocean all year round.
Morocco (Insight Magazine)
Al Maghreb al Aqsa; furthest land of the setting sun. A land ruled by a king, where snow-capped mountains fall in rugged cascades to valleys lush with palm trees. Where Atlantic rollers break against wide beaches, and white gulls wheel over castle walls. Where colours and tastes and smells wash over the senses, and the sound of music is just a drum-beat away. Morocco and its Berber people have in their long history been invaded and occupied by the Romans, the Arabs and the French, and in the past century by a succession of western travellers looking for beauty, adventure, and sensual fulfilment. The country has inspired orientalist painters, movie-makers and fiction writers; provided an off-beat destination for the beatnik generation, right down to packaged holidays for charter-flight tourists. And it has survived all of this, remaining as exciting and original as it ever was..
Malaysia (Insight Magazine)
Where can you see the worlds tallest building, meet butterflies and crocodiles down on the farm, and sample an exotic fruit so pungent you have to hold your nose while youre eating it? It may be the ultimate travel writers cliché, but Malaysia really is a land of contrasts. Insight were kindly invited to find out why. The Malaysian Tourist Authority recently launched a massive new advertising campaign headed by the catchy slogan Malaysia. Truly Asia. For visitors arriving via Kuala Lumpur KL to those familiar with the region - the description might at first seem confusing. Malaysia. Truly The West, might suit the countrys capital better, with its gleaming sky scrapers, twenty-first century mono-rails and multi-lane highways almost entirely obscuring the remnants of a colonial past
Cyprus (Insight Magazine)
Wine, lemon trees, olive groves, mosaics and Aphrodite rising from the waves: these are the cliché images that come to mind when most people think of Cyprus. (Alternatively there are the all-night clubs and karaoke bars of Limassol, with morning hang-overs on the beach, but thats another article!) Despite major coastal development Cyprus still contains beauty and magic, as well as an unfailing sense of hospitality. From the fishing harbour at Paphos to the windmills of Protares, there are endless characteristic views to enjoy, and places to explore. The capital, Nicosia, is where you will feel most strongly that Cyprus is divided country; Greek/Turkish animosities led to the forming of an autonomous Turkish sector in 1974, which takes up one third of the island to the north. Nicosia lies straddled across its border, and after the fall of the Berlin Wall has become the only divided capital in the world. If you wish to cross the famous green Line into Turkish Cyprus you can do so but on foot only
London (Insight Magazine)
Ive heard it all before. Bad food, dirty streets, unfriendly people and vastly over-priced. Nah, sorry, theyre just jealous: London is simply great. Of course, Im biased; its my home town. But the truth is, theres nowhere like it. Its got to be the most culturally diverse (apart from possible New York) richly historical, endlessly interesting city there is and dont believe what they say; there are unlimited numbers of good restaurants. And theatres, and museums, and clubs and parks and attractions and shopping opportunities, and just about anything else a human being could require. When a man is tired of London, hes tired of life goes the old quotation. Near enough true. But if you only have a limited time, how do you make the most of a trip to such an exciting city?...........................

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