Of all the Egyptian beaches we have only visited Hurghada. For the rest, I asked a friend, Emma, to contribute as she's spent a lot of time living in Egypt and visiting beaches, resorts and more. Over to Emma. Egyptian Beaches I visited an Egyptian beach before I visited the Egyptian desert. Although over the course of my two years in the country I did eventually spend a few … [Read more...]
Africa travel archives.
Africa travel archives.
Abu Simbel is one of the greatest, most spectacular monuments or temples in Egypt. Unfortunately, it's difficult to get to. We've been twice, two ways, one for the annual sunrise on Rameses at the very back of the temple. Either way, it's not an easy place to reach. It's possible to fly directly to Abu Simbel from Aswan (or Cairo & Luxor), we did this first time, but most … [Read more...]
Just a little south of Cairo is a tourist attraction that most tourists don't see. That's a great shame because this ancient necropolis on the west bank of the Nile turned out to be one of my favourites of our whole month in Egypt. Maybe it was partly because we hadn't been here before ( if you're new, Chef and I met in Egypt some 17 years ago), but also, there was a sense of … [Read more...]
Spending almost a month in Egypt allowed us to see the best of Egypt's tourist attractions and historic sites at a more relaxed pace that our first 1-week tour of Egypt 20 years ago. It's a fabulous country to explore boasting some of the world's greatest treasures. Prices are low for foreign tourists but travelling around Egypt independently can be a little challenging. Know … [Read more...]
Regular readers will know that we just spent almost a month in Egypt. Why? For fun, obviously and to please our kids who are fascinated by learning about Egypt. I think most kids are. Ancient Egypt, the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid ( allegedly the last of the 7 Wonders of the World) hold a unique fascination for children and my boys are particularly interested because of their … [Read more...]
Last week I posted this on the Facebook page. It was scary, too close for comfort and a very lucky escape. I thought we'd all handled it pretty well as we carried on enjoying our few days of luxury and comfort of the Red Sea coast. This just happened. we were not far from the Marriott, walking up the street with an employee who was helping us find a restaurant. The tanker was … [Read more...]
Welcome to our Egypt Travel Blog page. It's hard to find up to date information or travel guides for Egypt because the travellers and holiday makers all but stopped coming quite a few years ago. I haven't been able to find any other travel blogs that cover Egypt in any depth, so I decided to make ours as comprehensive and information packed as possible.There aren't many … [Read more...]
Chef and I met in Egypt on a 5 day felucca trip on the Nile. It was a lovely, peaceful few days and it was almost 20 years ago now.This year we wanted to do it all over again and share the magic of traditional sail boats on the longest river on Earth with the kids. But we've had a couple of hiccups. Felucca captains need careful handling and we slipped up a couple of times … [Read more...]
We've taken our kids to the best and most famous museums in the world, London, New York, Washington DC and a hundred smaller storehouses of knowledge, but nothing could ever beat Cairo's spectacular Egyptian Museum. This is my favourite museum in the world, a dusty slice of yesteryear and for us, The Egyptian Museum Cairo is the greatest treasure house on Earth.Chef and I … [Read more...]
Tourists normally take the night train from Cairo to Luxor, the really expensive night train. We wanted to take the same train but during the day. You can, of course, fly or even travel by boat we'll talk about those options too.We wanted to take the day train from Cairo to Luxor for two reasons, to save a few hundred dollars on tickets and to see the Nile Delta in daylight … [Read more...]
Bam, we're in Egypt. We're certainly not in Kansas anymore and Cairo hits you around the head like a sock full of sand. It's big, it's busy, it's crazy, it's dirty and it's freaking amazing!We arrived late at night, around 1 am at Cairo airport and were very glad we had a pick up arranged with our hotel to deter the taxi drivers who started hassling us before we'd even … [Read more...]
Are there tigers in Africa? No, of course not, not wild ones, but that's me holding a baby tiger in South Africa. We came across these adorable cubs at a private Nature Park, not too far from Johannesburg . I had to pay my money and give them a cuddle, who wouldn't? It was only afterwards that I started to wonder, why on earth are they breeding tigers in South Africa? If you'd … [Read more...]