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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Potential Egypt Itinerary

Starting to put together a tentative itinerary...

Thurs, December 23
Leave around 9pm

Fri, December 24
Arrive in Cairo at 11:40pm - Go to sleep

Sat, December 25
Acquaint ourselves with Cairo
Tour of the medieval city
Visit the famous Khan-el Khalili bazaar
Have tea at Fishawi's tea house which has been around for over 200 years

Sun, December 26

Float the Nile on a Felucca

Mon, December 27
Ride camels to go see the Pyramids and Sphinx in Giza

Tues, December 28
Fly to Hurghada or Sharm el Sheikh– city on the ocean

Wed, December 29
Hurghada or Sharm el Sheikh

Thurs, December 30
Hurghada or Sharm el Sheikh

Fly to Luxor

Fri, December 31
Wander around Luxor

Medinet Habu

Sat, January 1
Luxor - Valley of the Kings

Sun, January 2
Leave to go home

Need to investigate transportation to find out which beach is the best bet.

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.