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Alexandria, Egypt

The drive from Cairo to Alexandria was a long one due to traffic and then the road closing due to fog. We made stops along the way to make the time pass more bearably. Monastery of St. Bishoy, is about an hour outside of Alexandria. It is a place for pilgrimage within Egypt to see the remains of St. Bishoy (340AD- 407 AD).   My group got a great tour from a Monk who lived here and I ended up acing the religious mural quiz he gave as we toured the different buildings on the complex. We made friends with 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