Friday, January 05, 2007

Friday Destination Dreaming # 10

Egypt - This country needs no introduction. The Great Pyramids of Giza are the most recognized manmade landmark in the whole world. No visit to Egypt would be complete without visiting these awe-inspiring tombs.

Here is my suggested itinerary:

-Fly to Cairo for at least 3 days to take in the sights and smells of the bazaars and mosques, spend hours exploring the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, jam packed with National artifacts, and spend a day gawking at the Pyramids and the Sphinx.
-Fly to Aswan, see the Tombs of the Nobles and the High Dam at Lake Nasser, the world's largest artificial lake.
-Take a day trip from Aswan to see Abu Simbel.
-Return to Aswan where you will board a felucca on the Nile and have a slow and languorous river journey to Luxor, seeing the temples at Edfu and Esna along the way.
-Visit the Temples of Luxor and Karnak.
-Go to Hurghada on the coast (a once small fishing village, now turned aquatic tourist resort).
-Take a boat accross the Red Sea to luxurious Sharm El Sheikh, for some more diving adventures.
-Visit Mount Sinai, where Moses supposedly waited to receive the Ten Commandments.
-Evoke you hippy spirit and end the trip in Bedouin Dahab, lounging on the beach or windsurfing in the gulf.


Blogger Mom101 said...

Oh are you making me jealous. I have always wanted to go there, ever since my father took my stepmother years ago and someone offered her thousands of camels for her (no joke).

Thanks so much for the lovely comment at my place - I'm also happy to find another blogging Bklyn mama. Where are they all??

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like that would be an awesome trip.

9:00 PM  

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