A three hour drive south of Aswan takes visitors to this small town close to the Sudanese border. Here stands the magnificent Temple of Abu Simbel, boasting the four colossi of Rameses II and the Temple of Nefertari.
A bustling city on the Mediterranean founded by Alexander the Great. The famous Pharos Lighthouse, one of the Eight Wonders of the Ancient World, once stood here. The city is also known for it’s great library and lively corniche along the harbour.
Home of the old Cataract Hotel, Elephantine, Kitchener, Philae and Agilkia Islands, Felucca rides, Tombs of the Nobels, 1902 and Aswan High Dams.
Founded by the Fatimid Dynasty and known in Arabic as ‘al-Qāhira’, Egypt’s capital is home to the Egyptian Museum, ‘Old Cairo’ and The Citadel.
Is this the world’s most famous plateau? The Sphinx, The Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure are but a few of its mighty treasures.
Visually spectacular and touristy kitsch all the way! The pharaonic soldiers playing Verdi’s march from Aida on bagpipes nailed it for me!
A night spent camping in the middle of nowhere and early morning walks across massive sand dunes made a wonderful diversion from the hot crowded cities.