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Egypt Adventure

I have always wanted to visit Egypt to uncover the history and mystique that this country is renowned for.

Last August I got fed up waiting on friends to decided if they wanted to come. So I booked a trip with Intrepid travel, who I totally recommend! If you ever want to travel but not on your own, fear not, Intrepid (http://intrepidtravel.com) are the perfect people to take you on an adventure, and best of all you make new travel buddies along the way

Days 1-2 Cairo

This city is like no other. I took a walk and enjoyed the madness of Khan al-Khalili, Egypt’s most famous bazaar. The highlight for me was the impressive Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza. It was hard to believe how old these actually were! I went inside one of the pyramid, which was just like a plain block of concentre! The heat almost killed me going inside. However it was worth it.

The fascinating Egyptian Museum is home to more than 120,000 antiquities and relics. I wandered past the priceless treasures in the huge maze of rooms. I could have easily spent a few days here!

Sphinx

Days 3-5 Aswan/ Nile Felucca

We went to visit a Nubian village for an unforgettable insight into the culture and cuisine of the local people. I took a day trip to the remote ancient temples of Abu Simbel, which after the Pyramids of Giza, is perhaps the most recognized monument of ancient Egypt. They were unforgettable – carved from the rock, huge statues towered over us. These two temples built for the pharaoh Ramesses II have been attracting visitors since Victorian times.

Later, we set sail down the Nile on a magical overnight felucca journey(Feluccas are sail boats that have been used on the Nile since antiquity), sleeping on deck under the starry sky.

Days 6-7 Luxor

Known as Thebes to the ancient Egyptians, Luxor is home to amazing treasures. Once known as the Place of Truth, the Valley of the Kings holds more than 60 burial chambers. I took a donkey ride to the valley and went to visit three of the well-preserved pharaonic tombs, that includes the tomb of Tutankhamun.

Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings

I enjoy a traditional local lunch back in town then wandered through the spectacular temples of Karnak. Karnak are not to be missed when you travel to Egypt. Karnak was the most important place of worship in ancient Egypt -every god and goddess of that civilization was represented over a period of about 2,000 years here.

Day 8 Cairo

An early-morning return to Egypt’s pulsating heart heralds the end of this Egyptian adventure. I took a roam through the walled citadel for wonderful views over the city, where I picked up some exotic trinkets at one of the many markets. Then I escaped the hazy chaos of the inner city with a promenade along the banks of the Nile

Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel

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