Egypt - An Experience Overload
If you are into sun all year, long sandy beaches, turquoise blue
waters, coral reefs, snorkelling, diving, ancient history, culture and
monuments, river cruises, birds watching, desert excursions, religious
tours? Well, then you should consider Egypt for your next holiday.
Located in North Africa and having sea borders to
the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea nature has set a superior
geographical scene for your vacation of a lifetime.
Furthermore, the Nile River runs through Egypt into the Mediterranean
Sea. Actually, if it was not for the topographic channel that permits
the longest river in the world to flow across the Sahara Egypt would be
entirely desert. Nevertheless, because of the Nile an ancient culture
developed into what we today consider the cradle of civilization.
The ancient Egyptians were the first people of antiquity to believe in
life after death. They were the first to build in stone and to fashion
the arch in stone and brick. They were accomplished sailors and
shipbuilders. They learned to chart the heavens in order to predict the
Nile flood. Their physicians prescribed healing remedies and performed
surgical operations. They sculpted in stone and decorated the walls of
their tombs with naturalistic murals in vibrant colours.
Today, the legacy of the ancient Egyptians is written in stone
across the face of the country from the pyramids to the rock tombs in
the Valley of the Kings to the Old Kingdom temples of Luxor and Karnak
to the Ptolemaic temples of Edfu and Dendera and to the Roman temple to
Isis on Philae Island.
Because of these famous attractions Egypt is probably the
oldest tourist location in the world, its marvels attracting the early
Greeks, Romans, Islamic rulers and French emperors.
days however, Egypt has far more to offer than its "monuments
overload". Apart from its visual beauty, the country offers luxury
hotels and restaurants, sparkling nightlife, captivating Nile River
cruises and excellent Red Sea scuba diving.
If you decide to give Egypt a try you better get yourself ready for an
adventure. Egypt is a country, which truly offers its visitor an
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