Egypt

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...

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

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 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

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

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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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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Why you should go to Dahab for your next Egypt holiday

Nestled 80km northeast of Sharm el Sheikh is somewhere just as beautiful, just as sun-drenched but a lot less busy: Dahab. We stayed in Dahab as part of a three week tour of Egypt and I'm so glad we did! Read on to find out more about why you should book a holiday to this up and coming resort town in Egypt and why I absolutely recommend that you skip the usual package holiday in Sharm el Sheik...

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Visiting the Colossi of Memnon: A complete guide

Egypt is home to hundreds of ancient monuments, and the Colossi of Memnon are high on the list of things to see. We visited on our travels through Egypt and it is a stop that should be added to any Egypt travel itinerary! Here’s your complete guide to visiting the Colossi of Memnon! What are the Colossi of Memnon? Located just west of Luxor, the Colossi of Memnon are two statues that are over...

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Visiting Akko: A complete guide

Akko is the local name of Acre, a city in the Northern District of Israel. Being a port city with plenty to see, it’s a popular destination for tourists and we visited as part of our tour through Israel. Read on to find out more about visiting Akko. How to get to Akko If flying internationally, Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) in Tel Aviv is the best option. It is the main international...

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Visiting the Egyptian Museum: A complete guide

The Egyptian Museum, also known as The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, is home to over 120,000 items. It's one of the most comprehensive museums in the world and is a must on the travel itinerary of anyone travelling Egypt. Here’s your complete guide to visiting… About the Egyptian Museum Founded in the 1800s, the museum has had many different locations over the years. From the Ezbekeyah Garden...

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