“(Egypt) is a great place for contrasts: splendid things gleam in the dust.” ― Gustave Flaubert
Egypt: The land of pyramids, hieroglyphics and pharaohs.
A country that had been on our bucket list since before we even had a bucket list! Egypt is the ultimate country for history lovers and visiting was everything we had hoped for and more.
We spent just over a week travelling the length of the Nile from Cairo to Aswan and Luxor. We marvelled at the pyramids, spent a night on a traditional felucca, met locals, sweltered in the desert and fell in love with the temples of Abu Simbel, Philae and Karnak, just to name a few. We learnt basic hieroglyphics and had our minds blown by the inscriptions in the tombs in the Valley of the Kings.
Whilst the media and most governments will tell you Egypt is dangerous and unsafe, we felt no more unsafe there than any other country we had travelled to. Egypt is open for tourism and these incredible sites will leave you with a lifetime of memories.
We loved every moment of our time in Egypt (every single sweaty moment haha)! We had considered travelling on our own, but in the end decided to book a group tour with Intrepid Travel. It was my second time travelling with Intrepid and Dan’s first time and we would 110% book with them again. Visiting Egypt was so many ticks off of our bucket lists and I’m so glad that we travelled with Intrepid.