Egypt

My little trip around the world continues...

Hurghada

Corona time and needed a break... August 2020, with 40 degrees in average, some insane hot weather in Hurghada. The Visa was even free when arrived at the airport, because of the current situation I guess they wanted to be even more welcoming.

We checked in Steigenberger Resort, after a failure in our booking and selected hotel with Bentour which was a total mess up...

Very secured and safe, we stayed in a beautiful clean room in an elegant decor, splendid setting and well maintained, very friendly and caring staff .

The sister resort «Aqua Magic”, was super cool to chill in, more kids out there but very nice with many slides, overall countless swimming pools access, with extraordinary amount of restaurants, buffet and bars.

The water is super clear and warm, the amount of beautiful fishes in a corner of paradise preserved in this ocean of animation.

It was so lovely to snorkel in the lagoon with so much colorful coral reefs and sailing around the island on a private boat!

Super opportunity to visit Giftun Islands and Magawish... Try fishing from the boat as well !

Spent a lot of time inside the resort which was gigantic with access to the two other sisters resort. The lazy river, walk in the park..

I would have loved to go to the desert for the evening and most importantly the Temples in Louxor and I a so sad it was not possible due to Covid-19.

*Negative-test results before and after the trip.

- African history, source of power, the land of the pharaohs.. -

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Food

Extraordinary delicious food in the resort, with perfect seasoning.

Their cuisine makes heavy use of legumes, vegetables and fruits and it's yummmmmyyy! And lot of choice of meat, sea food and more... not forgetting the bbq options!

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Cairo

So excited to go to Egypt despite the country instability at that time (2013). I am fascinated by Ancient Egypt ; it is so mysterious to me. I love it.

Cairo is very nice! Situation in Egypt didn't seem to be as bad as what we see on the news... Although there were tanks in some area parked on the streets. They were very affected by the reduction of tourism. Well..

Could not imagine that one day I will see these pyramids with my eyes and actually touch them, climb them.. as if it was no longer a piece of history to protect ? I was astonished by the easiness to access them.

The world’s most advanced civilizations, so much rich history to discover, so many mysteries: One dream - Checked!

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Places I Visited

  • Temple of Karnak and Luxor 

  • Great Pyramids of Giza 

  • Keops Pyramid (Cairo)

  • Great Sphinx (Giza)

  • Coptic Church (Sharm El Sheikh)

  • Antiquities Museum

  • Hurghada & Islands 

  • Red Sea

Places to Visit​

  • Memphis and SakkaraTemple of Philae

  • Valley of the Kings

  • Check out some nice beaches...

  • and much more to do ...

Get to know me

Hello! I'm Jay, Welcome to my website LifeOnATrip ; sharing here my travel adventures and discoveries with few pictures & videos. One of my hobby is to collect stamps on my passport! I am not a (blogger) pro, just no-filter here :)  Hoping to give little travel inspiration to you! World Tour is never ending...

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