Creepy Castles: 13 Abandoned Places You Need to Visit

Said Halim Pasha’s Palace

This magnificent palatial estate in Cairo, Egypt was once the home of Said Halim Pasha, a wealthy statesman who commissioned the house from revered architect Antonio Lasciac in 1899. Pasha wanted an opulent home that would impress his family and coworkers, so Lasciac imported most of the building material and furniture from Italy.

Pasha only got to live in his opulent home for 20 years – he was exiled to Malta as a punishment for his role in WWI. The palace, along with the rest of his assets, was seized by the government. It was turned into a boarding school for boys before being abandoned in 2004.



11 Great Hostels to Stay In

For budget-minded travelers in search of a cheap place to stay, hostels can be the perfect option. Generally, hostels offer much better value than hotels and short-term apartment rentals. Because less money is spent on accommodations, it allows globetrotters to designate a larger portion of their budget to good food and sightseeing activities instead.

11 Great Hostels in Europe to Stay In

If you’re a budget-minded backpacker interested in meeting fellow travelers along the way, hostels are an exceptional alternative. Intimate, community-minded, and affordable, hostels have exploded in popularity and really come a long way. From shared open-concept spaces to private ensuites, it’s easy to find a mix of both communal and secluded accommodations.

The 10 Most Historic Prisons

While jail time isn’t a walk in the park for any convicted felon, many tourists flock to historical prisons around the world when traveling. This is due to their mystic, history, and eerie ambiance. While it may seem a little crazy, visiting a local prison can provide a ton of insight on a region’s roots and culture.