|Currency: Egyptian Pound (EGP)||Eco-Lodges|
|Size: 1,010,408 km² / 387,048 mi²||Favorite Restaurants|
|Landscape: desert, rivers, beaches|
|Activities: exploring ancient sites, wildlife watching, snorkeling, diving, swimming|
Egypt is the world’s only contiguos Eurafrasian nation; spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. Considered a cradle of civilization, it is home of the earlierst developments of writing, agriculture, unbanisation, organised religion and central government in history. The majority of its population (the biggest in North Africa and the Arab World) lives near the banks of the Nile River, whereas the Sahara Desert is pretty uninhabited. The major draws for visitors are remote oases, iconic monuments, ancient ruins and the warm and marine life rich waters of the Red Sea.
TOP SPOTS IN EGYPT
The former capital of Egypt is so rich in culture, no matter how many days you plan to visit, it won’t be enough. One of the countless highlights is the famous sight of the Valley of the Kings, where many pharaohs are buried and tombs keep on being discovered. Or get lost in the temples that were built by these royals before their demise. Besides these world-famous attractions, there are many which are barely visited, though you won’t understand why after you’ve seen them. Unlike most of its indoor equivalents, Luxor’s gigantic open-air museum will make you want to see more and more, and you’ll find yourself wishing you would uncover a burial site full of ancient treasures yourself.