Highlights from our trip to Egypt

Highlights from our trip to Egypt

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  1. Jackie Sills-Dellegrazie

    Your experiences sound quite fascinating. Egypt is a place with so much history to explore. I think I’d definitely do something with a tour group for this part of the world. While I believe that the media overblows the dangers, there is safety in numbers and a local guide to navigate any potential issues. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Girl Out-of-Bounds

    I’m glad you posted this. I still desperately want to visit Ancient Egypt and see the history first hand but I’ve been so concerned about the unrest in the last few years. Glad you had a safe trip!

  3. Claudia

    I have only been to Cairo and visited Giza, but was mostly… disappointed? I was actually shocked to see that the Pyramids are right next to a city! That was back in 2007 so it may be worth going again and see if I like it more the second time around

    1. Breathe With Us

      I would have to agree with that. Cairo is chaotic. Visiting only Cairo is probably a big disappointment and cultural shock for a lot of people, not just you. I would probably have felt like that as well if our trip was Cairo-only.

      It may be a bit of a shame that the pyramids are very close to a city, but c’mon, they are amazing! Still worth visiting.

      If you make it again, there’s plenty more to explore all over the country 🙂

      Hugo

  4. Jolanta aka Casual Traveler

    All of those photos look so lovely! I am glad to hear you felt safe in Egypt, but I don’t know if I dare to visit this amazing place any time soon, while the region is still so volatile. That’s why I appreciate your post and photos so much – at least I can travel there virtually 🙂

    1. Breathe With Us

      Right to the point! Luxor is actually considered the biggest open-air museum in the world. If you like history, it’s a must visit place. Just get a guide/egyptologist to explain what you’re seeing as it can be a bit overwhelming!

  5. Michela Fantinel

    So glad to hear you felt safe in Egypt and really enjoyed your trip there. I always wanted to visit, but for one reason or the other (safety included) I’ve never been there. It’s good to read about your experience and travelling with a trusted tour operator is probably something that I might consider too. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. Breathe With Us

      A bit like us. We’ve always wanted to visit, but a mix of safety concerns and other trips kept delaying it. Now that we’ve visited, we’re super happy we did it.

      Intrepid seems to be very reputable there. Can’t recommend enough our guide. Brilliant.

    1. Breathe With Us

      Very true. All about perception. The point is, we’ve felt “less safe” in other places where safety is not supposed to be an issue. That’s why we wanted give our opinion regarding safety in Egypt.

      It was very interesting finding out about Nubia and the Nubians. We had no idea they even existed. Now we know a bit about their people and their history.

  6. Megan

    Thanks for sharing your experience. I’ve always wanted to go to Egypt but had put it on the back burner lately. You’ve got some great information that made me feel much better about wanting to get out and travel there.

  7. selphur-celosana-lv

    errr… I’m in doubt here. I really want to travel to Egypt soon, but wven with police everywhere some major tourist sites keep telling me it’s not safe. Of course I believe first hand experience, but still, any other opinions on this matter?

    1. Breathe With Us

      Well. We were in doubt as well before going. What we can tell you is that we found Egypt to be safe. Yes, there seems to be police everywhere. To be honest, it’s too much and looks a bit exaggerated and show off for the tourists.

      The truth is that we didn’t feel threatened by anything or anyone during our trip. We walked by ourselves in multiple cities, day and night.

      All the tourist sites will have a police blockade at the entry. They are there for your safety and it’s just fine.

      Most of the problems in Egypt occur in the North of the Sinai peninsula, which is far.

      Let us know if we can help any further.

  8. Andapo

    Great!! … the pyramids, Red sea, Nile and your experience with the locals and eating Egytian local food and surviving… nice… this reminded me of the movie Mummy

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