Egypt

Climbing the Great Pyramid of Giza- why you should NOT do it and penalties if you do

Climbing the Great Pyramid of Giza- why you should NOT do it and penalties if you do

So you are considering climbing the Great Pyramid of Giza? Well, maybe you should think again... Egypt is such a magical country. It absolutely oozes charm, culture and an exciting history - everybody who visits falls a little bit in love with Egypt. So if you are planning a trip, then lucky you! Something on everybody’s bucket list when heading to Egypt is to see the pyramids in Giza. And so...

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A guide to visiting Aswan, Egypt

A guide to visiting Aswan, Egypt

Egypt is an incredible country. It has such a vibrant history, so much culture and plenty of fantastic buildings to admire. If you’re thinking of going to Egypt and you’re trying to work out which cities to put on your list, consider Aswan. Here’s everything you need to know before you go… Where is Aswan? Aswan is a city in southern Egypt. It lies on the Nile River, and it is the strategic and...

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Visiting the Valley of the Kings: A complete guide

Visiting the Valley of the Kings: A complete guide

If you like history, then visiting Egypt is probably already on your bucket list. There is SO much history to see and explore in this beautiful African country. From pyramids to pharaohs, ancient Egyptian history is full of stories and colour and monuments. And one of the best bits of Egyptian history is the Valley of the Kings. Here’s everything you need to know about visiting… What is the...

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The ultimate three week Egypt itinerary: Do it yourself in Egypt

The ultimate three week Egypt itinerary: Do it yourself in Egypt

Egypt is a magnificent country! We had a three week Egypt itinerary and were able to see most of the top sights during this time, as well as enjoy some relaxation time. In this post I will give you the details of our three week Egypt itinerary as well as recommendations for things to do and places to stay. Why you should travel in Egypt right now Egypt has so much to offer! From ancient...

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Visiting Deir el Bahari: A complete guide

Visiting Deir el Bahari: A complete guide

While your mind may automatically conjure images of pyramids and a long winding river, there is so much more to Egypt - especially when it comes to archaeology and history. There is so much to see and explore aside from the most famous sights, and Deir el Bahari is one of them. Here’s your complete guide to planning a visit! What is Deir el Bahari? Translated as ‘the Monastery of the Sea’, Deir...

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Visiting the Temple of Edfu: A complete guide

Visiting the Temple of Edfu: A complete guide

Egypt is a history lover’s dream. There is so much to see, so many stories to be told, and the Temple of Edfu is just one of them. This was the first stop of our Nile cruise and it got our Egypt trip off to a GREAT start! There is so much to see and learn at the Temple of Edfu so I've put together a complete guide to planning your visit… Where is the Temple of Edfu? The temple lies on the west...

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Visiting Karnak temple: Everything you need to know

Visiting Karnak temple: Everything you need to know

One of the most iconic sights to see in Egypt is Karnak Temple. In fact, Karnak temple was one of my favourite historical sites in all of Egypt! Here’s everything you need to know to make planning your visit a little bit easier… What is Karnak Temple? Often simply referred to as Karnak, it is a temple complex that is actually made up of several temples, chapels, pylons and other buildings....

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Visiting the Pyramids of Giza: A complete guide

Visiting the Pyramids of Giza: A complete guide

When you think of Egypt, you very likely think of the Pyramids of Giza. They are almost synonymous with the country, and they are absolutely breathtaking. If you're considering a trip to Egypt, here’s a complete guide to help you tick the pyramids off your list! Where are the Pyramids of Giza? The pyramids of Giza are located in Egypt, on the outskirts of Cairo. Visiting the pyramids can easily...

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A guide for visiting Lake Nasser, Egypt

A guide for visiting Lake Nasser, Egypt

The most iconic waterway in Egypt is the River Nile - however, there is other water to explore in the country. Here’s a guide for visiting Lake Nasser! What is Lake Nasser? Lake Nasser, a vast reservoir, is one of the biggest man-made lakes anywhere on Earth. It is in the south of Egypt, as well as in northern Sudan. However, the Sudanese call their portion of water ‘Lake Nubia’.  The main...

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Visiting Luxor Museum: Everything you need to know

Visiting Luxor Museum: Everything you need to know

Luxor as a city may be referred to as an open-air museum, due to the sheer number of ancient sites, but no trip is complete without a visit to the Luxor Museum itself. Here’s everything you need to know… Where is the Luxor Museum? The museum is located on Center Corniche Avenue, and it overlooks the west bank of the River Nile. It is a two-story building that was established in 1975. Luxor...

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Dr Hayley Stainton

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