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Egyptian Beaches- Best Beaches in Egypt

This post is about the best beaches in Egypt. Hurghada is our family favourite. 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 …

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Getting to Abu Simbel from Aswan (or Cairo). It’s So Worth It!

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 …

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The Other Pyramids Near Cairo. Saqqara and Djoser, Ancient Memphis

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 ( …

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Best Places to Visit in Egypt

Best places to visit in Egypt include ancient sites, cities, museums, beaches, souks, fortresses, and oases. Egypt is full of wonders and is an affordable destination with great food, diving, and of course, sights to see. From July 1 st 2020, Egypt started to re-open. Beach areas and resorts opened first. International airlines began flying …

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Learning About Egypt, For Kids

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. Suggested topics and interesting facts for kids to learn about Ancient Egypt include Ancient Egypt, the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid (allegedly the last of the …

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Danger, Dirt and Disappointment. Difficulties of Travelling in Egypt

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, …

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The Egyptian Museum Cairo. Visiting The Greatest Treasure House on Earth.

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 …

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