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Getting to Abu Simbel from Aswan (or Cairo)

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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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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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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Visiting the Pyramids and The Best View in Cairo

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 …

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Game Reserves in South Africa With Kids

People often don’t associate South Africa with game reserves, I always think of Kenya and Tanzania, but there are plenty in South Africa, the mighty Kruger and dozens of smaller ones. We took our then very young children to a few of South Africa’s game reserves and wildlife parks and this is how we managed …

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