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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Investigating Egypt

It's that time again! I have essentially fallen in love with Egypt and think it might be my next destination.

To start, I googled "top places to see in Egypt" as well as going to my go-to website, Between the two I've started to put a list together:
  • The Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
  • Medieval Cairo
  • Abu Simbel
  • Temples of Karnak
  • Felucca on the Nile
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Siwa Oasis
  • Hurghada
  • Luxor Temple
  • Mount Sinai
Of these they are mostly found in or near Cairo, Giza and Luxor. The only ones that are a little out of the way are Siwa Oasis, Abu Simbel, and Hurghada.

So I'm thinking I'm headed there December 23 - January 2. I looked and the flight from LAX to Cairo is about $1,300 on British Airways with a layover in London. You do arrive a day later though. I checked Luxor and the flights are far more expensive. So Cairo it is! The flight from Cairo to Luxor is an hour so it really isn't a big deal.

You also need a visa to get into the country but you can get it upon arrival and it is $15 U.S.

This place is getting better and better. Time to do a little more research on these places of interest to make sure I'm not missing anything awesome.

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