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Egypt Travel Guide: 7 Things You Need to Do

Egypt is a country of infused with around 7000 years of history and civilization; known for its breathtaking Pharaonic and other ancient attractions. Egypt, on the other hand, possesses unique cultures, traditions, food, people and exciting activities. For those of you planning to visit Egypt or its capital Cairo, we have gathered a few things for you to see and do while you’re at it. 

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Start Your Day with an Authentic Egyptian Breakfast 

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An essential part of experiencing the Egyptian culture is the food, especially the breakfast that they offer. It is known for its mouthwatering taste and makes you feel energetic the whole day. 

An authentic Egyptian breakfast comes in an exceptional variety which can’t be complete without the famous Foul Medames (cooked fava beans), Tameya (patties made of ground fava beans), fried or boiled eggs, french fries, cheese with tomato and green pepper, and the traditional Baladi Bread. Doesn’t it sound delightful?

Take a Walk Down Khan el-Khalili 

Khan el-Khalili is one of the most traditional and oldest bazaars in Egypt, it is a unique attraction for both tourists and Egyptians. In Khan el-Khalili, shoppers can choose to buy from a variety of goods. Starting with sparkling silverware, gold artifacts and antiques, stained glass lamps, incense, handmade accessories, and ancient Pharaoh souvenirs.

You can find districts for gold-selling, copper-made objects, and spices. Not to forget the handmade carpets that will take your breath away. Even just walking around Khan el-Khalili’s narrow alleys and watching the Egyptian vendors is an experience all by itself.

Take a Camel Ride Around the Egyptian Pyramids

camel along large brown rockIt is a beautiful experience riding a camel in the Egyptian desert and around the famous pyramids of Giza. To get the most out of your ride take it either at sunrise or sunset.

While you’re at it, visit the inside of the Pyramids of Giza; the most fascinating and majestic wonders of the ancient world. The Pyramids of Giza Egypt is the only wonder from the ancient world that still exists up to this day.

Try a New Sport: Sandboarding!

The Great Sand Sea near Siwa, the best dune surfing location in the world with smooth and steep dunes reaching heights of 140 meters. A go-to destination for adventurous people willing to try a new sport. 

Take a Cruise Along the Nile River

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As the saying goes ‘Masr Hebat Al Nile’ means Egypt is gifted by the Nile. The ancient civilization, agriculture, and life in Egypt was built around the Nile and prospered because of it. A must-try experience!

Take a Dive in the Red Sea

Egypt’s Red Sea is blessed with warm and clear water as well as abundant marine life. The Red Sea has long been considered one of the world’s top scuba diving destinations because diving conditions are idyllic, and renowned for its reefs, which remain stable and healthy. 

Hike Mount Sinai 

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Mount Sinai stands at a height of 2,285 meters (7,497 ft.) a known destination for climbers who enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree view of the mountain or enjoy the sunrise or the sunset from its summit. Besides the view from the top, the adventure of hiking Mount Sinai is a true pleasure and satisfying sport.

Are you planning a trip to Egypt in the near future? Learn Egyptian Arabic online and create a truly memorable experience by connecting with the locals and to your surroundings.

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