Egypt

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Egypt is an incredible country, offering tourists and historians the chance to see some of the most amazing man-made buildings ever created. The great pyramids of Giza hardly need an introduction, but why not take a trip further south and explore the legendary temple of Abu Simbel; built in tribute to King Ramses II? Egypt also has its fair share of natural wonders. Sail gently down the mighty Nile River, take in the solitude of the Western Desert, enjoy world-class diving at the Red Sea or catch a sunset from the top of the famous biblical landmark of Mt. Sinai.

Top 5 Must-See Sites in Classical Egypt

Angie Orth travelled with us to Egypt recently, and here she shares her Top 5 Must-See Sites in Classical Egypt. Read more about her travels on her blog at AngieAway.com. Though I suspected it to be true (and booked the 13-day … Continue reading

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Soundtrack to travel – five tracks about places we love.

We’re gearing up for the weekend, and to help us along here are five of the best travel tracks. We decided to focus on tracks that actually contain the name of a destination, rather than any old road-tripping song. Did … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving and other festivals around the world

Every culture – and most religions – have feasts and festivals to commemorate important events. What better way to celebrate than to gather round with friends and family and eat together? Many feasts have roots in ancient religion, and many … Continue reading

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Five festive destinations around the world

Christmas decorations are now out in malls and high streets, with commuters and shoppers the world over beginning to adopt that glazed festive season look. You know the one – it happens after being utterly overwhelmed with bright flashing lights, … Continue reading

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Egyptian entrepreneurs building Egypt’s future.

Reading this month’s Monocle magazine, I was pleased to see the inclusion of ten of Egypt’s most promising entrepreneurs, building a bright future and making opportunities for themselves in Egypt after Mubarak’s downfall. We’d like to pay tribute to these … Continue reading

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Where is the best spot to view the Suez Canal?

The 163km channel, first opened in 1869, connects the Mediterranean with the Red Sea and is one of the world’s most significant waterways. Approximately 50 ships pass through the canal each day taking between 11 and 16 hours to pass. … Continue reading

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Three festival highlights to come in 2011

After researching some of the world’s most popular cultural festivals, words like ‘different’ aren’t really adequate when comparing them to the festivals we’re used to in the west. I don’t think I’ve quite nailed how to describe how refreshingly they … Continue reading

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The Abu Simbel Sun Festival – ancient wonders in a modern world

Egypt’s Abu Simbel temple is a fascinating structure. Built as a gigantic tribute to King Ramses II, the temple of Abu Simbel was carved into the mountainside in the 13th century BC in a demonstration of the Pharaoh’s power and … Continue reading

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A young writer in Egypt with On the Go Tours – Part 2

Today’s guest post is the second from our young traveller Joe Firth, who recently did a family tour with us in Egypt. This is his account of his spectacular hot-air balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings. Thanks Joe! … Continue reading

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Festival spotlight: The Abu Simbel Sun Festival, Egypt

For those of you who are used to hearing about festivals that leave attendants covered in mud, here’s something a little bit different: The Abu Simbel Sun Festival is a bi-annual cosmic event taking place at Abu Simbel temple on … Continue reading

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