Solo Women Travel Egypt

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The dream

Famous the world over for its ancient history, Egypt has long been a country many desire to experience. The mystery of the Pyramids, sailing down the waters of the Nile, seeing the mighty Sahara, visiting the majestic Karnak and other temples and monuments, wandering the Egyptian Museum, exploring the Valley of the Kings and swimming in the crystal waters off the Red Sea Riviera. These are just some of the treasures that makes Egypt such a ‘bucket list’ destination.

The worry

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The Natural Beauty of the Mediterranean Sea Egypt

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The entire Mediterranean Sea is a sea connected in the west by the Atlantic Ocean via the Strait of Gibraltar. This sea is surrounded by the three continents of Africa (south), Europe (north) and Asia (east). It is also the sea that connects to the Nile through Egypt and the Red Sea via the Suez Canal.

In total the sea covers an approximate area of 2.5 million sq km (965,000 sq mi).

Around 3 hours’ drive north of Cairo is a lovely stretch of Egypt’s northern coastline running for some read more

The Natural Beauty around the Red Sea Riviera Egypt

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Located between the continents of Africa and Asia (Middle East) is the Red Sea. The Red Sea is actually a saltwater inlet of the Indian Ocean which enters from the Gulf of Aden on the Saudi Arabian Peninsula and then leads all the way up to the Gulf of Suez on one side and the Gulf of Aqaba on the other.

My partner James and I had heard about the beautiful resort areas that exist in the Red Sea area of Egypt. Having an international reputation for being one of the best locations for snorkelling, read more

The Natural Beauty of Lake Nasser Egypt

Lake Nasser

Although well regarded as a place of natural beauty, Lake Nasser, Arab Republic of Egypt is, in fact, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world. It was completed in 1971 as a vast reservoir located mostly (83%) in southern Egypt and the remaining part located in northern Sudan, where it is referred to as Lake Nubia.

The area surrounding the lake is the traditional home of the Nubian people who date back to ancient Egypt. I found modern-day Nubian people to be extremely friendly indeed, read more

Natural Beauty from Cairo to Aswan Rail

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Travelling by rail in Egypt may not be everyone’s first choice due to the train carriages not being of a similar standard when compared to western countries. Generally, it is true to say that the trains are comparably quite old and not that well maintained with regards to cleanliness and amenities.

If you can understand this from the very start, then you are likely to have a more enjoyable time than if you just spend your time thinking about how this experience does not compare to elsewhere. read more

The Natural Beauty of the Nile Egypt

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To me, there has always been something mystical about the thought of gliding down the River Nile, Egypt. It has always conjured up beautiful and romantic images against a backdrop of history and wonder.

I was so fortunate to experience this on a trip to Egypt in June this year. We were lucky enough to stay in a five-star cruiser sailing from Aswan to Luxor in addition to taking a ride on a traditional felucca in Luxor and seeing the Nile from many different locations across this fascinating read more

The Natural Beauty of the Sahara Egypt

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Touring different locations within the largest hot desert in the world, across a country with the most in the way of ancient history was a real joy and privilege.

When you first mention the word ‘Sahara’, people generally do not automatically associate this with natural beauty.

And yet the Sahara in its vastness offers so much beauty that shines through its harshness and barren terrain.

Last month, I was fortunate enough to travel to North Africa and experience much of Egypt, a country read more

The Natural Beauty of Tutuila Island, American Samoa

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Tutuila Island is a tropical paradise that is part of the islands and atolls that make up American Samoa. Tutuila Island is also the largest and main island of America Samoa and home to its capital, Pago Pago.

American Samoa is located pretty much in the center of the Pacific Ocean, halfway between Hawaii in the north and New Zealand in the south. Its geographic coordinates are 14° 16S, 170° 42W.

The 5 volcanic islands of Tutuila, Aunu’u, Ofu, Olosega and Ta’u along with the 2 read more

The Natural Beauty of Tongatapu Island Tonga

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Part of the Kingdom of Tonga, the island of Tongatapu (pop. 70,000) is also home to the nation’s capital, Nuku’alofa. It is one of 40 inhabited islands of the total 176 Tongan islands located in the South Pacific.

Given its geographical position at 20° 00’S and 175°00W, Tonga is actually the very first country in the world to see the dawn every day.

This island of Tongatapu is indeed a very beautiful place in the Pacific. Tonga itself is quite unique compared to other island read more

The Natural Beauty surrounding Santiago Chile

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Many tourists are really impressed with the city of Santiago in the Southern American country of Chile. I know I certainly was. This is a very large, modern, organized, clean city full of very friendly people with so many wonderful and interesting attractions.

However, there is a lot more to experience if you ever find yourself visiting Santiago Chile, as the city is absolutely blessed, being surrounded with so much natural beauty in virtually any direction you travel.

The biggest and read more

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