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We Enjoyed the Best of Egypt [Traveller Story]by Guest Blogger


Robin Hutchinson and her son, Matthew, went on our Best of Egypt overland trip.  Share their experience and read about the highlights of their 14 day adventure from Robin herself...

I just emailed my son to ask what his highlight of our Egypt trip was... His response was the “Felucca hands down”. I have to agree; but at first glance we were disappointed. We both thought what we are sleeping eating and living with the tour on this boat???
Don’t let the boat fool you...it offers a type of forced relaxation, no phone, no traffic, no noise. The calming sound of the water and the sights of life on the Nile as you float from Aswhan to Luxor are simple yet amazing. Within the first hour, you could feel the stress of all our early mornings and travel leaves your body. Sitting relaxing having an Egyptian beer in the sun quietly sailing down the Nile was rejuvenating to say the least. For two days we relaxed, read, swam, fished and got to know our travel companions. Matthew got to know Mohammad and Whiled, the brothers who sailed the felucca, they shared their experiences growing up in Egypt with him, for Matthew it was an amazing way to learn about Egyptian culture family and religion.
By the time we reached Luxor we were recharged, relaxed and ready to resume exploring the sights and culture Egypt has to offer

My son's highlight of the adventure was a trip down the Nile on a felucca - hands down. I have to agree, but at first glance we were disappointed - everyone on the trip sleeping, eating, and living together on the boat? Oh boy. Don’t let the boat fool you - it offers a type of forced relaxation; no phone, no traffic, and no noise. The calming sound of the water and the sights of life on the Nile as you float from Aswan to Luxor are simple, yet amazing. Within the first hour, I could feel the stress of all the early mornings and travelling leaves my body. Relaxing and having an Egyptian beer in the sun while quietly sailing down the Nile, was rejuvenating to say the least. For two days we relaxed, read, swam, fished and got to know our travel companions. Matthew got to know Mohammad and Whiled, the brothers who sailed the felucca. They shared their experiences growing up in Egypt with him, which was an amazing way for Matthew to learn about Egyptian culture, family and religion. By the time we reached Luxor we were recharged, relaxed and ready to resume exploring the sights and culture Egypt has to offer.

Feluccas tie together to sail faster back up the Nile

Above: Feluccas tied together sailing up the Nile

Matthew with his new friendsAbove: Matthew with his new friends

Dahab

Above: Watching camels walk through Dahab

Diving on my birthday

Above: Robin diving on her birthday

Luxor Temple

Above: A view of Luxor Temple

Shwarma in Cairo

Above: Watching a shwarma being made in Cairo

 

 

Fish caught

Above: Matthew had a go at fishing

Temple of Abu Simbel

Above: Temple of Abu Simbel

Rickshaw being pulled by a horse

Above: A rickshaw being pulled by a horse

Oven used for making pita bread

Above: The oven used for making pita bread

Evening market, old Islamic Cairo

Above: Evening market, old Islamic Cairo

All photos were taken while Robin and Matthew were on their Best of Egypt trip. It's obvious that they had loads of fun on this 14 day trip of this ancient country. If you'd like to go on this trip or any of our other epic trips, contact us and we'll be glad to help you plan your next adventure.

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