I’ve always had a love of all things Egyptian. The history and culture completely fascinate me, and I’d always dreamed of visiting Egypt one day. I longed to explore tombs and temples and immerse myself in the land of the ancients.
Luckily that dream came true, and I’ve now been to the country a few times, visiting both Cairo, Dashur, and Saqqara as well as further south to Luxor and the West Bank. There’s so much to see and do, and I still haven’t seen everything I wanted to.
Whilst the pyramids at Giza are truly impressive in their size, and stiflingly hot inside! I was more fascinated by the many tombs and temples. In these ancient structures you can explore the daily lives, and afterlife of the Egyptians. There are stories of how the Pharaohs lived written on temple walls and painted in brilliant colours throughout the tombs. Some of these paintings are so vibrant, and intricate that they leave you in awe.
I’ve visited the pyramids, the citadel, the Souk, and Tutankhamen’s tomb. I’ve explored Ramses the greats temple and tomb and spent hours wandering the halls of the Egyptian museum in Cairo. I even braved the mummification museum which turned out to be fascinating!
This love of Egypt has led to collecting books on the history and archeology of Egypt and I've even completed two Egyptology courses on the Old Kingdom and the Middle Kingdom.
As well as the ancient ruins and history I love the atmosphere of Egypt. The hustle and bustle of the locals, the smell of the spice markets and the welcoming locals. Most of all I love the stunning sunsets, incredible scenery and the fragrant hibiscus tea!
My favourite thing to do in Egypt was sailing the Nile at sunset, on Felucca, it is the most magical experience and one I’ll never forget.
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Chrissie is an author who loves history and enjoys travelling and days out exploring. www.chrissieparker.com/books
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