Category: Egypt

Hurghada, Egypt
[ 2 ] January 10, 2012 |

Hurghada, Egypt

Hurghada, Egypt was our last stopover on our tour of Egypt.  After many days of non-stop go-go see-see travel we were actually ready for a couple days of beach relaxation.  Situated on the Red Sea, this former fishing village exploded over the past ten years and become a very popular beach and diving destination.  Most […]

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Aswan, Egypt
[ 0 ] November 19, 2011 |

Aswan, Egypt

After 14 hours on the train (10 of which we were soundly asleep) we arrived in Aswan.  With one foot still on the train we were greeted by our next Memphis Tours representative. Minutes later we were driven to the dock where we boarded a small boat that taxied us half way across the Nile […]

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Nile Cruise, Egypt
[ 0 ] November 18, 2011 |

Nile Cruise, Egypt

The next stop on our Egyptian extravaganza was a four-day three-night cruise on the Nile River.  With images from the movie Queen of the Nile rummaging through my head, we boarded our vessel “Alyssa”.  With approximately 60 rooms, the Alyssa was somewhere in between a riverboat and a large Caribbean style cruise ship.  We were […]

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Cairo, Egypt
[ 2 ] November 18, 2011 |

Cairo, Egypt

Egypt is a land of superlatives.  One of the three oldest civilizations in the world, the land of the pharaohs experiences a convergence of culture and history both ancient and modern.  After our first day in Giza seeing all that the west side of the Nile and ancient Cairo had to offer, we set off […]

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Giza, Egypt
[ 2 ] November 17, 2011 |

Giza, Egypt

We arrived in Cairo, Egypt on the heels of the Arab Spring – the Revolution officially occurred on February 11 when after weeks of protests the regime of President Mubarak fell. Mubarak stepped down, the constitution was suspended and both houses of parliament were dissolved.  In the intermediate before an entirely new government is established, […]

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