Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including Giza’s colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as Luxor’s hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs. The capital, Cairo, is home to Ottoman landmarks like Muhammad Ali Mosque and the Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities.
We visited Egypt in February 2016 and stayed at the Hilton Cairo. We used a wonderful tour company, Memphis Tours, to learn about and see the amazing sights in Cairo and Alexandria. We rode camels around the Pyramids of Giza and crawled inside the narrow crawl spaces of the pyramids. We also visited the Great Sphinx, the Salah El-Din Citadel and Dashur, the site of the oldest, largest and best-preserved pyramids in Egypt. In Alexandria we visited the Citadel of Qaitbay, Pompey’s Pillar and Alexandria University. We enjoyed dinner and entertainment while sailing along the Nile River and did a lot of shopping; well at least Sheba did!