A team of archaeologists work in northern Egypt have discovered the site of an ancient settlement that makes even the Pharaohs and the Pyramids look young, relatively speaking. The discovery was made in the town of Tel el-Samara, which is located north of Cairo in the fertile Nile Delta region. Egypt's most famous pyramids at Giza are thought to be roughly 4,500 years old, … [Read more...] about New Discovery Makes Pharaohs Look Modern, Sort Of
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So why Egypt? Why Egypt for me, and why Egypt for so many people all over the world who want to travel there? Well, I’ll tell you that for me it was the sheer volume of sites to see and unique and distinct places to visit within this one country that drew me there originally. When I first moved to Egypt back in 2003, I was there on a language scholarship that required me to … [Read more...] about Why Egypt? And Why Now?
What’s the first you think of when you think of Egypt? Pyramids. Ok. Yes. But what comes after that? CAMELS! Camels are awesome creatures. Most of the time they’re cute and funny, but they can also be dirty and clumsy. But they’re some seriously incredible animals when you really get to know them. There are two primary types of camels - dromedary and Bactrian (yes the … [Read more...] about All About Camels… and the Pyramids Camel Scam
There’s a way to truly experience the awe and majesty of the Pyramids of Giza and a way to wholly miss that experience. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen clients and other visitors miss out of the full experience of their first approach to the Pyramids, and it always kills me on the inside to see that experience slip away from them because of a lack of patience. Most … [Read more...] about The Importance of Patience at the Pyramids
One of the amazing things about Egypt is that the entire country is still an active archaeological site. With over five thousand years of history under its sands, the slice that we know about and have uncovered so far is by no means all there is to be discovered. When you visit the Pyramids couples, Memphis, the Valley of the Kings, and many other sites, you may notice … [Read more...] about New Discoveries
Holy Mummies! If you've ever wanted to travel to Egypt and get an amazing bang for your buck, there's no time like the present. In an attempt to meet the economic and financial conditions of the International Monetary Fund and secure major international loans to help fund the government, Egypt's Central Bank just floated the Egyptian Pound in the international currency markets. … [Read more...] about Best Exchange Rates Ever!!!
Video from October 2012 when American cable news channels were still showing "turmoil" on loop for ratings and clickbait. Many travelers may be deterred from traveling to Egypt during periods of political turmoil. But not all turmoil is the same, and some periods when the news media are be portraying chaos in Cairo may actually turn out to be perfectly safe and even ideal … [Read more...] about Travel and Turmoil
Even the most liberal of Arab countries is pretty socially conservative by the standards of every other region of the world. Whether it be the "West," east Asia, the former Soviet republics, eastern Europe, or Latin America, nearly every other part of the planet would consider shorts, especially in hot weather, to be perfectly appropriate attire in public spaces. In the Arab … [Read more...] about What NOT to Wear in Egypt