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Egypt on the North East of the African continent is a destination which has been etched into the imaginations of generations with images of pyramids, desert sands and the mighty Nile River. Egypt has Cairo as it's capital and is bordered by Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Sudan and Libya. Egypt is also bounded on two sides by the Mediterranean on the northern edge and the Red See on the east.
Egypt is of course most famous for it's iconic pyramids and ancient treasures of a once might empire. It's medieval bazaars and man made wonders have attracted travellers for centuries. Egypt is also very rich in natural beauty and contemporary culture, making it a holiday destination without peer. Egypt's cultural and architectural riches have been forged through centuries of influence from a great many peoples, everyone from the ancient Greeks, Arabs, Christians, Romans and the Pharaonic nations have contributed to the astonishing collections of treasures that can still be seen today. The medieval centre of Cairo is still largely unchanged from it's formative years under the influences of Islam and Luxor. It is lined with extravagantly decorated burial chambers and impressive monuments. Further south, Aswan on the Nile River has temples to ancient gods and pharaohs and is the place to go for an Egyptian sailing experience on the world's most infamous river.
To the west of the nation, Egypt’s deserts stretch to the horizon and the heat haze creates ghostly visions of the rock formations, fortresses and springs which break up the dunes. While off the eastern coasts the Red Sea sits quietly, masking the brilliant colours of the corals and frenetic activity of it's abundant marine life. Modern day Egypt may have an erratic economy and tough living conditions for the locals however it's people are resilient and travellers on an Egypt holiday will discover a lavish array of truly ancient history and hospitality that is out of proportion to expectations.