Once a year , go somewhere you’ve never been before says Dalai Lama!!!
So I say, Let’s start this year on an adventurous note!!
Some people also say “To Travel is to Live”
I say to Live is to make Memories !!!
Make memories while eating, while sleeping, while partying and don’t forget to make memories while traveling.
This year started on a great note, I must confess!!!
It’s 36 days into the year and I haven’t dropped a single post which is bad and I’m sincerely sorry…I’ve been making memories!!!!
So let’s start this year great…I’m going to be sharing my experiences with you on this post…..
Are you ready????
Grab a cup of coffee , this post is going to be long!!!
I took a trip to Egypt 🇪🇬 and here’s a look through my lenses.
Egypt is a tourist destination. It has so many amazing places you can visit has a tourist, in fact most of the indigenes are tourist guide or claim to be tourist guide.
Before leaving for Egypt, my plan was to visit the pyramids,the museum,see the Nile river and an ancient mosque 🕌.
On getting to Egypt, I wanted to go to Sharm el Sheikh, Faiyoum oasis and Hurghada. This is to tell you there are so many things to do and so many places to go.
I remember landing in Cairo some minutes to midnight and it was super cold. I asked for the temperature and the taxi driver said 10 degrees.
Wow wow wow was what was going through my head. How was I going to survive? Coming from Nigeria 🇳🇬 which is so hot and jumping into 10 degrees plus with a fact that I don’t like cold. I also didn’t pack for winter, I packed for summer. You need to see all the clothes I packed ready to slay, little did I know. Of course, I checked the temperature before leaving Nigeria but I’m like what is winter in an African country, it’s just going to be like Nigeria…ha ha ha…I laugh in Spanish, I was mistaken!!!
I struggled through the ride to the hotel because of cold while gushing at the beauty of Cairo. Getting to my hotel, the taxi driver dropped me and demanded for a tip which I don’t mind.
Egyptians have this terrible habit which I find a problem with!!! Every thing they do for you even if it’s just directions you ask them, the demand for a tip. Now I don’t have a problem demanding for tips but I have problem demanding for it like its your birth right. They would even go to the extent of saying they don’t want their currency, they want dollars or say the money you gave them is too small, they want more. I don’t know if it’s poverty or it’s just their way but almost everyone I met in Cairo was asking for a tip or hiking their prices and it wasn’t nice.
However, I had fun in Cairo. I visited the Nile river
The Nile River is known to be the longest river in the world and it is a beauty in Cairo.
There are lot of boats on this river and there usually is a dinner cruise happening every night with some belly dancers showcasing their skills.
The Egyptian Museum is known to be built in the early 19’s. It has a lot of history. It has over 120000 ancient items on display, some of which are stored in store rooms.
Here’s a sneak peek of the inside…Trust me to not dull you😁
There are a lot of mommies to be seen and you have to pay an extra fare to see some of the mommies.
Khan El Khalili
Khan El Khalili is a local market in Cairo. It is known for the sales of any local Egyptian material. They sell all kinds of things there. The market is very beautiful at night and has a square where people especially couples go to relax, sing and chill.
It is a beautiful one, i must confess but you have to be weary of the sellers as some of them are just looking for a way to extort you.
Alexandria is the Sea city. The sea is the city’s beauty.
It is said that it was home to lighthouse ranking during the Hellenistic period. The lighthouse can be seen in the picture above.
Alex has a lot of malls, beach sides, coffee shops and the rest… It is the place to be in summer!!!
Abou El Abass Mosque 🕌
Egypt is known for ancient beautiful mosques, Abou El Abass is one of them.
It is the largest mosque in Alexandria, Egypt. A 13th century Sufi saint from Spain was said to be buried beneath this mosque.
My advice is visit one of the mosques when you go to Egypt.
El Maamourah Beach 🏖
Alexandria is the sea town like I said earlier, so to come to this town and not visit a beach is a waste!!!
This is maamourah and it’s beauty. I didn’t get to take a picture of the light house I talked about earlier. This particular beach has the light house on the other end.
There are so many things I didn’t get to do in Egypt like visit the pyramids,the Luxor temple, see the Red Sea and so many things.
I’m hoping there would be another time for Egypt, if not, I’m imploring you to go, explore, take pictures and write about it too….
I hope you enjoyed my long piece of article, it took me days to finish this article!!!
By the way, who can ID my picture XYZ and what type of glasses was I wearing?? ( I didn’t write “a look at Egypt through my lens” for nothing)😊😊!!
Have a nice day!!!