Egypt

Egypt

on Tuesday, 04 October 2011. Posted in Egypt

Tour Egypt from the live Nile Valley , to the solitary deserts, to the diversity of the Sinai desert , to the lush oases, to the exotic underwater life of the Red Sea , to the Mediterranean beaches. "Now, let me talk more of Egypt for it has a lot of admirable things and what one sees there is superior to any other country." - Herodotus, 50 BC Egypt doesn't need an introduction. It was the introduction to human civilisation itself, and has all the evidence to show for it.

Even though much of what Herodotus witnessed has been ruined by the cruelty of later generations, his statement is still valid to this day. Today's Egyptians have abandoned their ancient heritage for a mostly Moslem Arabic-speaking nation. Happily, they have maintained their friendly, hospitable, and warm characteristics.

Cairo , the capital is the place to start. It has the Pyramids, the Sphinxs, the Egyptian Museum, many more sights and more than ten million cairenes to share the experience. Alexandria , the two hundreth city of the country has its fare share of historic sights as well and with its location on the Mediterranean it is an ideal spot for your holidays.

The north of Egypt has many impressive temples and graves from Pharaonic times. Luxor , Aswan and Abu Simbel should all be on your to do list.The Nile River has great scuba diving : Hurghada is world famous for its under water world.Throw your perceptions of Egypt out of the window and contemplate beautiful scenery, unique style and perfect weather. Relax by visiting the Red Sea area – experience a holiday at the Grand Resort, Hurghada for complete luxury and pampering.

Traditionally when you think of Egypt, you think Pyramids, Sphinxes and tombs. Dating from the early nineties the El Gouna resort located along 10km of the Red Sea is a luxury resort with no Mummies in sight. A great place to relax or try a few of the watersports and even the option of visiting a few of the historical sites.

Holidays to Egypt are fast becoming popular as people begin to appreciate the rich diversity that Egypt offers, coupled with over five thousand years of history and some incredible sights and sounds. For example, stay in a superb holiday resort situated along the coast of the red sea, or take in the beauty of the clear waters of the River Nile from your room in Hurghada or while onholiday in Sharm el Sheikh.

Egypt is the land of the Pharaohs, and offers friendly people and incredible sights, including the temples, Pyramids and monuments that you have always been dying to see. You can find many great activities in Egypt in addition to simply scoping out the historical sights, so consider taking scuba lessons or squeezing eighteen holes of golf in between trips to the pyramids or the Nile River. Beautiful Egypt really does have something for absolutely every one, making holidays to Egypt increasingly popular through the years.

Even though much of what Herodotus witnessed has been ruined by the cruelty of later generations, his statement is still valid to this day. Today's Egyptians have abandoned their ancient heritage for a mostly Moslem Arabic-speaking nation. Happily, they have maintained their friendly, hospitable, and warm characteristics.

Cairo, the capital is the place to start. It has the Pyramids, the Sphinxs, the Egyptian Museum, many more sights and more than ten million cairenes to share the experience. Alexandria , the two hundreth city of the country has its fare share of historic sights as well and with its location on the Mediterranean it is an ideal spot for your holidays.

The north of Egypt has many impressive temples and graves from Pharaonic times. Luxor , Aswan and Abu Simbel should all be on your to do list.

The Nile River has great scuba diving : Hurghada is world famous for its under water world.Throw your perceptions of Egypt out of the window and contemplate beautiful scenery, unique style and perfect weather. Relax by visiting the Red Sea area – experience a holiday at the Grand Resort, Hurghada for complete luxury and pampering.

Traditionally when you think of Egypt, you think Pyramids, Sphinxes and tombs. Dating from the early nineties the El Gouna resort located along 10km of the Red Sea is a luxury resort with no Mummies in sight. A great place to relax or try a few of the watersports and even the option of visiting a few of the historical sites.

Even though much of what Herodotus witnessed has been ruined by the cruelty of later generations, his statement is still valid to this day. Today's Egyptians have abandoned their ancient heritage for a mostly Moslem Arabic-speaking nation. Happily, they have maintained their friendly, hospitable, and warm characteristics.

The north of Egypt has many impressive temples and graves from Pharaonic times. Luxor , Aswan and Abu Simbel should all be on your to do list.

The Nile River has great scuba diving : Hurghada is world famous for its under water world.

Throw your perceptions of Egypt out of the window and contemplate beautiful scenery, unique style and perfect weather. Relax by visiting the Red Sea area – experience a holiday at the Grand Resort, Hurghada for complete luxury and pampering.

 

 

Alexandria

on Saturday, 30 July 2011. Posted in Egypt

The town of Alexandria was the renowned capital of the Ptolemies, with several monuments. Also, it was along these shores that history took a tragic turn at the time of Cleopatra, Octabian, Mark Antony and Julius Caesar. Also, Alexandria was one city thriving during the Ptolemiac and Roman periods, however, the city had replaced Memphis as the capital of Egypt. With its gridded street plan, however it was essentially a Greek rather than Egyptian , with a substantial population of Jews and Greeks.
In last time the major monuments of the Ptolemaic and Roman periods were the Sarapeum, a temple dedicated to the god Serapis, which may have housed part of the library collection, the Caesarium (founded by Cleopatra in honour of Mark Anthony), and Kom es-Shawqafa, a labyrinth of rock cut tombs dating to the first 2 centuries AD.
Alexandria is the second-largest town in Egypt. Alexandria was a Greco-Roman town at the western end of the Mediterranean coast of Egypt, founded by Alexander the Great. In ancient times, the town was known for the Lighthouse of Alexandria (one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World) and the Library of Alexandria (the largest library in the ancient world).
In the following centuries Alexandria declined and in the 19th century it became a small fishing village. In the 20th century Alexandria recovered part of its lost splendor. At the beginning of the 21st century Alexandria has almost 5 million inhabitants and it is attracting several tourists thanks to its long history, its nice beaches and the new works under construction. The most important of these works is the new library.
Actually, Alexadnria is linked to Cairo by 2 major highways and a railroad line. It's one of the most notable summer resorts in the Middle East, for, in addition to its temperate winters, its beaches, with white sands and magnificent scenery, stretch for 140 km along the Mediterranean Sea, from Abu Qir, in the east to Al-Alamein and Sidi Abdul Rahman, in the west.

Aswan

on Saturday, 30 July 2011. Posted in Egypt

Aswan is located at south of Egypt with one population around of 150,000, and ancient frontier city has the loveliest setting on the Nile. Habitually in Aswan the deserts close in on the river, having a beautiful landscape.
In that time, his ancient Egyptian name was Syene. Also it was small enough to walk around, but with a landscape very beautiful on the Nile, however the pace of life is slow and relaxing. Usually the days can be spent strolling up and down the broad Corniche watching the sailboats etch the sky with their tall masts or sitting in floating restaurants listening to Nubian music and eating freshly caught fish.
In the city of Aswan the Nile is at it is most beautiful, flowing through amber desert and granite rocks. Also it can Explore the souk, full of the color and scent of scarves, baskets, spices and perfumes. Also you can view the spectacular sunsets while having tea on the terrace of the Old Cataract Hotel (Named due to the location of the Nile's first cataract situated here). The city of Aswan has been a favorite winter resort since the beginning of the 19th century, and it is still a perfect place to get away from it all.
The time of year is a major influence on people's level of activity. Is located near the Tropic of Cancer, usually the city of Aswan is hot and dry nearly all the time, with average daily temperatures from 23 to 30°C and in the winter to a searing 38 to 54°C over summer. We recommend late autumn and spring are perfect times to visit, being less crowded than the peak winter period, yet not so enervating as summer, when long siestas, cold showers and air-conditioning commend themselves, and the number of tourists dwindles.

Cairo

on Saturday, 30 July 2011. Posted in Egypt

Cairo the Triumphant town, While Al-Qahirah is the official name of the city, in Egyptian Arabic it is typically called simply by the name of the country, also is one of the world's largest urban areas and offers several sites to see. The city of Cairo is capital of Egypt and, close by, is almost every Egypt Pyramid, such as the Great Pyramids of Giza on the very edge of the town. But there are also ancient temples, Christian churches, tombs, magnificent Muslim monuments, and of course, the Egyptian Antiquities Museum all either within or nearby the town.
Cairo is the twenty first most populous metropolitan area in the world. It's also the most populous metropolitan area and the most populous town in Africa. Cairo provides great culture, including music halls and art galleries, such as the Cairo Opera House, as well it should, being one of the largest towns in the world. It also provides some of the grandest accommodations & restaurants in the world, such as the Four Seasons and the Cairo Marriott.
The town of Cairo is very famous for its own history, preserved in the fabulous medieval Islamic town & in Old Cairo & for the ancient, Pharaonic history of the country it represents. No travel to Cairo would be complete, for example, without a visit to the Giza Pyramids, to nearby Saqqara, or to the Egyptian Museum in the center of city. However the city of Cairo is one modern and ancient town.
Cairo has an incredible selection of shopping, leisure and nightlife activities. Shopping ranges from the famous Khan el-Khalili souk, largely unchanged since the 14th century, to modern air-conditioned centers displaying the latest fashions. All the bounty of the East can be here. Particularly good buys are spices, brass, silver, perfumes, gold, carpets and copperware, leatherwork, glass, ceramics and mashrabiy

Luxor

on Saturday, 30 July 2011. Posted in Egypt

Luxor, Probably the famous town and interesting destination in Egypt. In this city, the former Thebes, some of the biggest and best preserved temples of the ancient times can be visited. The city of Luxor has usually been characterised as the greatest open air museum of the world", the ruins of the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor standing within the modern city. However, across the Nile River, also lie the monuments, tombs and temples on the West Bank Necropolis, which include the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens.
The city of Luxor continues to be a major tourist destination since the late Dynasties of the Greek and Roman periods. Thousands of international tourists arrive each year to visit these monuments, their presence forming a large part of the economic basis for the modern city. As a result. However in the city of Luxor, there are only 3 main streets consisting of Sharia al-Karnak, Sharia al-Mahatta and the Corniched, next to the Nile.
Luxor is a town situated in Upper Egypt, in the province of Qena. Luxor was the ancient town of Thebes, previously the capital of Ancient Egypt. The early Arab travelers, who admired Luxor for the several ruins and monuments scattered around the town, gave it its name. Actually in Arabic Luxor means "the palaces".
Luxor at the Nile: The city of Luxor has around of 150,000 inhabitants and is governed by special statues that allow it more autonomy then other political areas of Egypt. In the city of Luxor on the East Bank, one of the first stops must be the Temple of Luxor built by Amenophis III. Head south on Sharia al-Karnak to reach the temple, which was connected to the Karnak Temple via a long stone processional street called a dromos. In that time, the dromos was built by Nectanebo I, and after originally was lined on either side by sphinxes.

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