These set of photos come from my first trip to Egypt a few years ago. The price was right for a sunrise hot air balloon session. Even though the sky was cloudy and dusty, I still enjoyed the view. As I floated above the valley of the kings I wondered if the ancient Egyptians, the ones [...]
Scenes from Alexandria, Egypt Arriving by bus from Cairo with Jaime from BreakawayBackpacker at dusk, my first impressions of Alexandria were- loud, noisy, and chaotic. We sped to our hotel in a taxi that weaved in and out of traffic, braking sharply and honking all the way. The sigh of relief when he dropped us [...]
By the time I got to Dahab, I was exhausted. Tired, dusty and cold. I partnered with Roomorama and stayed at the Dahab Plaza Hotel for a week to catch up with my writing and to relax before my whirlwind press trip to Jordan. The weather in Egypt so far had been pleasantly cool during the days [...]
Friday Snapshot: Luxor, Egypt As Jaime from Breakaway Backpacker and I relaxed in Luxor, I took this shot from the roof of our hostel one night. The nights in Luxor were cold and breezy, but with views like this, all wrapped up on the roof with some hot tea I didn’t mind so much.
Friday Snapshot: Cairo, Egypt While walking around in Tahrir Square, I came upon this street vendor selling an ingenious item: Sweet Potato. I’ve seen street vendors sell many things but this has to be one of the healthiest treats I’ve found on the street. The sweet potatoes were being cooked on a portable, wooden stove [...]
I spent my last week in Egypt in complete relaxation mode thanks to the kind folks over at Roomorama who set me up at a sea side hotel in Dahab. Click here to check out this property on the Roomorama site. Egypt is chaotic-noisy, bustling, fast paced, and frantic. I had enjoyed the 2 weeks [...]
Giza all day- pyramid photos I recently visited the great pyramids of Giza. I was not as impressed or as ‘awed’ as I thought I would be. Maybe I’m just a bigger fan of hieroglyphics. Or maybe I’m just a pyramid snob. But as the afternoon wore on, I began to appreciate the pyramids so much [...]