Category: Egypt

Why You Would Love Small Ship River Cruising on the Nile
Egypt

Why You Would Love Small Ship River Cruising on the Nile

Most people when they think of a Nile cruise immediately also think of Agatha Christie’s famous work, Death on the Nile. I can assure you that while my experience small ship river cruising on the Nile was exciting, it didn’t venture into murder and mayhem. My cruise on board the luxury small cruiser, the Oberoi

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safety in Egypt
Egypt

How Safe is It to Visit Egypt? A Personal Perspective

My story about the Nile Cruise I took in Egypt raised quite a few comments on the safety of visiting Egypt at this time.  In fact, the most common question was ‘How safe is it to visit Egypt these days?”  I’ve taken some time to think about the answer and here are my thoughts on

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Temple of Horus at Edfu
Egypt

Visiting The Temple of Horus in Edfu on an Egyptian Ferrari

As the ship glided into the docking area, the warmth of the early morning sun promised another a beautiful day. After a hearty breakfast on board the Oberoi Philae Nile cruiser, we were setting out on a visit to the Temple of Horus in Edfu nearby.  Edfu is a small city of about 60,000 people

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Egypt

Swimming with the Fishes in the Royal Seascope 

We heard mixed reviews about the Royal Seascope glass bottom boat tours in Sharm el Sheikh. Some people loved them while others thought they were lame. The Seascope boats are semi submerged in the water so that you can experience the sea life without actually snorkelling or diving. We had a nice reef off the

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Dolphin Encounter in the Gulf of Aqaba

What started out as a simple snorkelling expedition off the coast of the Sinai Peninsula turned into the most amazing dolphin encounter. We set off from Sharm el Sheik in a small inflatable boat bound for Tiran Island in the Gulf of Aqaba.  Tiran Island is known for having great snorkelling. Remember we took the

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The Entertaining Old Market in Sharm

People tend to think of Sharm El Sheik as a fairly new resort town. In fact, there was a small community here long before the hotels and tourists arrived en masse. The heart of the old part of Sharm is Old Market, a maze of little streets that make up an Arab bazaar. Despite the

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The Sphinx at the Pyramids of Giza
Egypt

Our Biggest Disappointment in Egypt 

Some things you hear about so much that they are never going to live up to your expectations. The pyramids at Giza were even better than I could have imagined from photographs or scenes from movies. The Great Sphinx of Giza, on the other hand, we found oddly disappointing.  It had nothing to do with the

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Top tips for a visit to Giza pyramids
Egypt

Tips For a Family Visit To The Giza Pyramids

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″] [et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Think you know about the Egyptian pyramids? Think again.  My children who had studied ancient Egypt in school were desperate to visit the pyramids.  Having spoken to enough people to gauge safety issues, I decided a day trip to visit the pyramids at Giza would work. Here

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The Colourful Streets of Cairo

I am back from my little jaunt to Sharm el Sheik in Egypt with the kids. In search of sunshine, we found plenty of sun, sand and sea as well as a beautiful country with hospitable people and an amazing culture and history. From our day trip to visit the Giza Pyramids I’d like to share

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