posted on Mar, 10 2006 @ 03:15 PM
I went to Egypt two years ago. I went on a cruise down the Nile. Starting at Luxor to Aswan and back again. We stopped off at loads of great sites and
I knew a couple of people who had been to Egypt before. They also say that the pyramids are a disappointment. The cruise I went on didn't go to the
pyramids or Cairo. Would have liked to have seen the Pyramids etc, but don't feel too disappointed.
The best thing about my holiday there was the tour guide. I booked through a company called Discover Egypt
tour guide we had seemed to know everything about the subject. Apparently, he and the other guide on our boat, both had degrees in Egyptology (a
requirement with that company apparently). The Valley of the Kings was amazing. The tomb of Ramses VI was breathtaking. Also weird to think we walked
over the entrance to the new tomb thats just been uncovered.
The only bad thing, as everyone else has mentioned, were the locals. Either begging or trying to sell you the most unbelievable crap. Got annoying
after a bit. Sad to say the only arabic word I remembered (due to the number of times I had to use it) was LA (no). The only times I felt a little bit
bad though was when ,on the last day, I went for a walk and say lots of kids on the way to school. They all started gathering round and started asking
for pens. They didn't ask for money, justs pens. I learnt afterwards that kids in Egypt have to supply there own pens at school. Wish I'd have
bought a couple of packs of cheap Bics with me.
In short though, highly recommend it. Especially with the people I went with.