Egypt, home of a mighty civilisation from thousands of years ago, is still a fascinating country to visit.
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
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
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
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
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
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