The Nile flows in the background, and the statues of cats stare down at you. Mummies are a constant pleasure to behold, and the pyramids haunt your eyes forever. This is Egypt. So, dive into the sand dunes and experience travel like never before with MLMT!!
The chants get louder, and the mystery gets deeper. You hear voices whispering, beckoning to you to travel. The dusty remains tell you of a life that was reserved for royalty. There is soulful music radiating from every stone. The fragrance of figs on the breath of all. The markets present colors only seen in the past. The sand takes over your eyes. This is Egypt.
When to visit?
The perfect time to visit Egypt is from October to April. This is when the temperatures are the most pleasant. The times of December and January are the most full, and suffocation levels in all attractions are very high. For the lowest cost, you can go in the sweltering heat of the summers, but that is not a wise choice.
Average Cost per person
Egypt is royalty, and hence it is going to be quite a game for your pocket. It starts with about 90,000 rupees for the main points of Egypt. But it will range right up to 1 lakh and 50 thousand rupees. But Egypt is a once in a lifetime sort of place. One would only get cursed for missing out on such a trip. Also, this can be clubbed with a lot of different places.
Visa in Egypt has various different types and restrictions. All the regular photos and documents are required. If you are coming for business purpose, the Business cover letter is necessary to enter. For a tourist visa, you need to show housing arrangements and such. There is also an urgent procedure in place. There is also provision for Visa on arrival.
Where to stay?
Cairo is sound. It is a commotion, it is chaos. Being in Cairo is sand in your eyes. You see the world much differently than you have ever before. The colors of Cairo pull you by the throat. It is passion at the highest peak. Prayers peep out of minarets as cars honk below. Carts run by donkeys pass you amidst the crowds, and you get transported to a different time. The grandeur of 19th-century architecture and mosaics and temples and Mamluk monuments provide splendor for months.
Best Places to stay in Cairo
The Nile flows right at the center of this monument of a city and leads us onto what survives from the Thebes. The splendor of the town is otherworldly and would take more than just words to explain. The city screams of riches. Riches from all the settlements that happened here. The city has always been attracting travelers from all over the world. The luxury of Luxor is what makes it such a prime destination.
Best Places to stay in Luxor
Al Iskendariyya came here in 331 B.C and made this place his home. Since then this place has been a shrine for him and his people. The Pharos Lighthouse was one of the Seven Wonders, and the Library was considered a vast mine of knowledge. But things went crashing down for Alexandria. The Lighthouse collapsed, and the Library was torched. A significant part of their city went under water. But they made up for all of it in the 19th Century, and now they are blooming.
Best Places to stay in Alexandria
You go here for the pyramids. That’s the first objective. When you get down from the airplane, you sit in a cab, and your head to take embarrassing touristy photos with the pyramids. The only obstacle you have in your entire experience is those millions of like-minded tourists also bombing your photos with their poses. But if you ignore all this, you have yourself a sight more majestic than any other.
Best Places to stay in Giza
This city on the southern frontier of Egypt is the strategic point for a lot of things. It used to be a garrison city of military campaigns against Nubia. It is the mine of granite that is used in so many sculptures and obelisks. It is not a place to rush through. You definitely need to stay amongst these picturesque Nubian villages to get the best out of Aswan.
Best Places to stay in Aswan
Quest the Nile
Set sail in a traditional felucca or a cruise and take the vast route of Queen Cleopatra. It is the longest river and gives you the views of a lot of different cities at once. This is the most significant terrain to experience in just one river cruise. It starts with Luxor and takes you towards Aswan.
The Markets of Cairo
The capital city of Egypt is the home to some of the most prominent marketplaces anywhere in the world. You can buy everything from old cushions and goblets to rusty perfumes. Visit the Khan El-Khalili market to have the vendors give you their undivided opinions of everything.
The Taste of Egypt
The food in Egypt is a party for your taste buds. The recipes here range to 5000 years ago. This was the period of time when food and alcohol were the means of wages for all people working on pyramids and such. The cuisine mainly consists of lentils and beans and vegetables and onions. Their traditional bread, Aish is also very delectable.
Dive into the depths
Egypt is not only about the pyramids. There is so much to it. That is just one of the attractions. Dive into the depths of experience by diving into the many diving spots that this country has. You will have the opportunity to dive into the Red Sea. This is an experience like never before.
Nubians are an ethnic tribe only around Egypt and Sudan. They are a fascinating bunch of people, and you now get the opportunity to live like them, with them. Go live in their villages and eat their food. Buy their handicrafts that are never seen anywhere else. Lose yourself in the chilly nights against the campfires.
Travel Smart with these tips
Their water regulations are not the same, and the tap water is severely damaged. If you do drink water from here, you will get diarrhea at the least. Use bottled water even for brushing teeth in most areas.
The driving here is such a huge nightmare that you always have a prayer on loop in your head. There is no speed limit and no traffic lights in most places. This call for absolute chaos. This also leads to a thousand horns blaring at once. Absolutely wrecks your sleep. There are no crosswalks so make sure a veteran of the roads helps you cross.
The hot weather calls for hordes and swarms of all sorts of bugs and flying things and what not. This is obviously expected. Do remember to take the sprays along and also be cautious of their existence.
Egypt is a country which is predominantly filled with Muslims, and hence they have a lot of beliefs and traditions. This means dressing up appropriately in different parts. This is up to the tourist to dress up however they want, but if you are in their country, it is a sign of respect to go along with their traditions.
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