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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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I’ve been travelling, studying and teaching travel and tourism since I was 16. Through Tourism Teacher I share my knowledge on the principles and practice of travel and tourism management from both an academic and practical perspective.

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