Thursday, 25 November 2010
One of the most tremendous civilization histories in the world belongs to the banks of the river Nile. Even now there are plenty of the remnants of the different eras of Egypt. It attracts more and more vacationers, history enthusiasts and professional archaeologists with each year. Huge crowds of tourists come to see the Pyramids and the Sphinx, and even larger crowds occupy marvelous beaches of the Red and Mediterranean seas. The options of accommodations vary from extreme luxury to absolutely affordable budget, but whatever lodging is preferable to you, Egypt apartments are among the best, and you will feel like a pharaoh residing in the finest houses of the hospitable Egyptians.
You may have heard a lot about this country, but we are sure there is still much to learn for everyone. Read some Egypt-specific travel information before making a final decision on departure.
Egypt has plenty of unique places to see, whether they are contemporary or ancient. This country is located on African continent, which along with the closeness of the desert determines its tropical dry climate. Major tourist's destinations of the recreational tourism are Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh, Dahab, Safaga, Ras Sudr, Marsa Alam and the northern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Besides trivial sunbathing and sea-swimming you can enjoy boat trips, snorkeling, scuba-diving, exotic shows and many more. Egyptian beaches are considered to be truly splendid and affordable. Somewhat apart from the main coasts stands the Sinai Peninsula, which is a remote desert mountain range. But nevertheless it is an attractive destination for divers, who come here despite the extremely hot weather. Tiran and Ras Mohammed belonging there are known as two of the best diving spots in the world.
The historical legacy of Egypt is acknowledged as nearly the most rich and ancient one. A lot of artifacts representing the earliest kingdoms can be observed in the famous museums and prominent universities of the world. There is a great amount of the pyramids, monuments, temples, steles and ancient scriptures in modern Egypt that are unquestionably worth your attention. The most popular of them are the Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza, the tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the ruins of Thebes, the great temples of Karnak and many others. For many decades they have been challenging the best archaeologists and Egyptologists to uncover the remaining obscurity which surrounds the times of the pharaohs. Still there is no unanimous opinion on how had the Pyramids been built. That is just one of the reasons to see them with your own eyes.
Cairo, the capital of Egypt, is the biggest city in Africa and one of the most densely populated cities in the world. At first it makes an impression of utter chaos, but you get used to the rhythm of things in the city soon enough. A mixture of epochs and cultures is present on its territory. The Old Cairo draws you back to the remains of the cities which were its predecessors, while Islamic Cairo presents the mosques and monuments of the medieval period. And the fabled Giza takes you almost 4000 years back in time with the Pyramids. But above all this you have to practice exceptional cautiousness, since there are only nine traffic lights in the whole city of about 7.8 million people! The best alternative would be to find an accommodation among Cairo vacation rentals and ask local people to be of some help to you, which they will gladly accomplish.
Such an outstanding country as Egypt has all kinds of attractions a tourist can wish for. When it is dull and rainy outside, think of beautiful beaches and start packing for the Red Sea!