Hot Air Balloon Rides in Egypt

Hot Air Balloon Rides in Egypt

I was looking through pictures from my trip to Egypt the other day, and I was reminded of the shear beauty of the River Nile from the sky.  The $140 I forked out for a 4.00am wake up and hot air balloon ride was more than worth it! I saw the sun rise directly over [...]

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The Temples of Egypt

The Temples of Egypt

When you think of Egypt, you think of Pyramids; however, the most striking ancient structures in Egypt are the temples. Our two-week tour of Egypt took us as far south as Abu Simbel, which sits eleven miles from the Sudan border, west to the Fayum Oasis and north to Memphis. It was a wonderful trip [...]

What I Took to Egypt

What I Took to Egypt

And What I Actually Used... Packing clothes for a lengthy trip is one thing. I've already covered that in one of my posts, but packing the odds and ends isn't a piece of cake either. There's a lot of decision making when it comes to packing the stuff you take on a trip. You have [...]

Egypt: Day Two

Egypt: Day Two

January 26, Lake Nasser, Egypt  Today was wonderful. I woke up just before 7.00am and laid in bed reading until breakfast. I'm re-reading the Hunger Games for the fifth time. I can't help myself. It's so good. But! Breakfast was at 8.00am so I couldn't read forever. I had an omelet and cereal with tea. [...]

Egypt: Day 1

Egypt: Day 1

Hey guys!!  When I got to Egypt I ran into a problem: a serious lack of internet. Because of that, I was unable to post live while I was there, and I'm sure some of you have noticed that I've been home for the last two weeks.... Well, the deal is that as soon as I [...]

Starting to Plan for Egypt

Starting to Plan for Egypt

In seven short weeks, I will board a plane to Egypt. I cannot fully express you all of you just how happy I am!! Egypt. That's one of those places we learn about as children and dream to visit. We learn about pyramids and the Sphinx, and Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt, and how the [...]