Egypt

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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Visiting the Tutankhamun tomb: What you need to know

Visiting the Tutankhamun tomb: What you need to know

When heading to Egypt, high on everyone’s list of historical sites to see is the Tutankhamun tomb. We stopped here during our travels through Egypt and recommend that you do too! Here’s everything you need to know when planning your visit. What is the Tutankhamun tomb? Known as King Tut or the boy king, Tutankhamun was an 18th Dynasty pharaoh. He was only 8 or 9 years old when he became king,...

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Visiting Hatshepsut Temple: A complete guide

Visiting Hatshepsut Temple: A complete guide

If you’re travelling to Egypt, you likely have a list as long as your arm of the sites you want to see. Whether Hatshepsut Temple is already on that list or not, here’s a complete guide to visiting. What is Hatshepsut Temple Located beneath the cliffs at Deir el-Bahari on the west bank of the Nile - close to modern day Luxor - the temple serves as just one of many incredible sites to see in the...

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A guide to visiting Memphis, Egypt

A guide to visiting Memphis, Egypt

Memphis - your mind may immediately jump to Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, but there is another Memphis. Located in Egypt, this Memphis is an ancient city. It may not be the most well known area to visit, but it is well worth the trip if you are staying in or near Cairo. Here’s why! Where is Memphis? You’ll find Memphis around 12 miles (20 km) south of Giza itself, and 15 miles (24 km) south of...

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Visiting the Valley of the Queens: A complete guide

Visiting the Valley of the Queens: A complete guide

Everyone’s heard of the Valley of the Kings in Egypt - but there’s another site you should add to your bucket list: The Valley of the Queens. We loved visiting the Valley of the Queens on our travels through Egypt so today I will share with you what we learnt from our visit. Here’s everything you need to know when visiting the valley of the Queens... Where is the Valley of the Queens? You’ll...

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Visiting Luxor Temple: A complete guide

Visiting Luxor Temple: A complete guide

High on the list of things to see and do in Egypt is the Luxor Temple. In fact, Luxor Temple was one of my favourites temples in all of Egypt! The city of Luxor itself is often referred to as the world’s greatest open-air museum, and with so many monuments and artefacts it’s easy to see why - the temple is just one of them, and it’s absolutely awe-inspiring. Here’s a complete guide to visiting...

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A guide for visiting Aswan Dam, Egypt

A guide for visiting Aswan Dam, Egypt

A slightly lesser known sight to see in Egypt is the Aswan Dam. While it might not appear on every tour itinerary, it’s still worth seeing, especially if you're in the area anyway visiting Abu Simbel. Here’s everything you need to know if you’re considering visiting the Aswan Dam. What is the Aswan Dam? Otherwise known as the Aswan High Dam, it is exactly what it says it is - an embankment dam...

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Diving at the Blue Hole Dahab- what you need to know

Diving at the Blue Hole Dahab- what you need to know

Alongside ancient archaeological sites, Egypt is well known for other things. Scuba diving is one of them, and the Blue Hole Dahab is one of the best places to do it! Here’s everything you need to know about scuba diving at the Blue Hole, Dahab. What is the Blue Hole, Dahab? Located in Egypt’s South Sinai Governate a few kilometres north of Dahab, the Blue Hole is a submarine sinkhole. It is on...

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Everything you need to know about visiting Abu Simbel

Everything you need to know about visiting Abu Simbel

Egypt is packed with incredible locations. One that’s near the top of everybody’s bucket list is Abu Simbel, and it’s easy to see why. We loved Abu Simbel! Whilst it wasn't the easiest attraction in Egypt to reach, I would highly recommend it. Here’s everything you need to know about visiting! What is Abu Simbel? Also known as Abu Simbal, Ebsambul or Isambul, Abu Simbel is a village located in...

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Visiting Luxor Museum: Everything you need to know

10 fascinating Egyptian pyramid facts

When we think of Egypt, and especially Ancient Egypt, some things just spring to mind instantly: pharaohs, mummies and of course, pyramids. We learnt sooo much during our travels through Egypt! Here are 10 fascinating Egyptian pyramid facts to blow your mind… 1. There’s a lot of them! There are actually anywhere between 80 and 120 pyramids in Egypt. Built as tombs for pharaohs and queens, the...

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