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Tag: Africa

Boat ride to Philae Temple- Aswan

Not exactly bright-eyed and full of energy at 4am, I still managed to keep myself awake long enough to get on the plane from Cairo to Aswan. Even the airport coffee shops were not open yet as a 2am wake-up call, 1 hour drive to the airport, check-in and security check made me long for a nice airplane nap. The flight from Cairo to Aswan was a little over an hour and I made the best use of my time in the air completely zonked. Obviously 6am is way to early to check into a hotel, so my group made Read More

Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx

In third grade, my TAG class embarked upon a special unit on Egyptology. Mummies, King Tut, and the Pyramids of Giza fascinated me back then and it never went away. My mom and I planned a trip to Egypt and were 5 days out from going when the Arab Spring and Revolution began in Cairo back in 2011. Our tour and flights were all cancelled and visiting Egypt again moved to the backburner for travel planning purposes. Finally, the time was right for me again. Safety had improved, some tourists had returned but not the masses, and things were still Read More