Our SixAbroad Spring Break holiday was spent in Egypt.
Highlights included a Nile river cruise from Luxor to Aswan:
The Cairo Museum:
Riding camels around the Great Pyramids of Giza:
And waking up to this view at the Mena House Hotel:
But my favorite experience of our trip was the sunrise hot air balloon ride over Luxor:
Part of my purpose in writing this post is to show readers some of the great things to do in Egypt. However, my main purpose is to show readers that Egypt is a safe travel destination. Egyptian tourism has plummeted in recent years and over and over we had locals begging us to tell our friends about our good experiences and the safety we enjoyed in their country.
So, as a citizen of this world who had the privilege of experiencing a few sites, sounds and smells of Egypt, I am telling my readers that Egypt should be on your bucket list. On behalf of the great Egyptians I met who make their living in the tourist industry, and who have suffered in recent years because of lack of work, I make this plea for anyone who is thinking of traveling to Egypt to DO IT! Do not miss the world’s most ancient and plentiful sites and treasures that only Egypt has to offer!