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    What to Pack for a Nile Cruise

    Once you’ve figured out what to wear, figuring out what to pack for a Nile cruise is the next step. Clothes to Pack for a Nile Cruise When you’re thinking about what to pack for a Nile cruise, the list of clothes feels extensive. Make sure to include the following when you’re getting ready to go. Focus on clothes in fabrics that breathe well and dry quickly. Consider packing things other than cotton – cotton is breathable, but it doesn’t dry especially quickly. Linen or athletic fabrics will serve you better in the heat of Egypt. A Good Maxi Dress or Skirt You’ll want your legs covered, but it’s hot.…

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    Sites You’ll Visit on a Nile Cruise

    A Nile Cruise is one of the best ways to see the variety of sites between Luxor and Aswan. While you can add additional excursions onto your cruise, most cruises will take you to at least the sites below. You can also find out what to expect from a Nile Cruise and what women should wear on a Nile Cruise. Luxor Sites Visited Karnak Temple Karnak Temple is one of the largest temple complexes in Egypt. You’ll get to walk down the Avenue of the Sphinxes to enter. It’s said that the Avenue of the Sphinxes used to extend all the way between Karnak and Luxor Temples! These days, it’s…

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    What to Wear on A Nile Cruise For Women

    When you’re going to Egypt for the first time, excitement takes hold – but deciding what to wear on a Nile Cruise can be incredibly difficult. A Nile Cruise is unlike a standard Caribbean, Mediterranean or Alaskan cruise. It has different standards, a different ship type, and generally different lengths. And they have a very different dress code. What to Wear in Egypt First and foremost, recognize that Egypt is a fairly conservative country. Uncovered women are generally very noticeable on the streets, no matter how conservative the dress. You are likely to be catcalled. One great aspect of a Nile Cruise is that you will spend most of your…

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    What to Expect On A Nile Cruise

    When you think of Egypt, it’s almost certain that right behind the Pyramids, you think of cruising down the Nile. There’s something incredible about cruising down the same waterway the Pharaohs once did, seeing the temples along the way. However, if you’re used to big-boat cruising (or not used to cruising at all), you may not know what to expect from a Nile Cruise. Nile Cruise Overview The vast majority of Nile Cruises go from Aswan to Luxor, or the reverse. Almost all of them are for 3 or 4 night itineraries (marketed as 4 or 5 days, respectively). The biggest thing to know is that the itinerary and sites…

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    Travel the Book: Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

    Death on the Nile was one of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot detective books. As she’s a fabulous scene-setter and incredible author, it’s easy to want to visit the places described in the novel. Luckily, this is a book that’s easy to travel in the footsteps of the characters! Death on the Nile Overview Death on the Nile is set as two honeymooners decide to travel through Egypt. Linnet Ridgeway is newly married, gorgeous and appears to have everything. As a proper detective novel, there is in fact a death while on the Nile, and Hercule Poirot investigates the case. The book starts in Aswan, though it makes references to Cairo…

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    The Ultimate Egypt Reading List

    Egypt. The word alone conjures up so many thoughts and ideas. From the Pyramids to Cleopatra, everyone knows some stories about ancient Egypt. The mythology of Pharaohs, the annual flood of the Nile, and so much more leave ancient Egypt as somewhat mysterious. If you’re going to Egypt, or just interested in learning more about the country, these books will let you imagine life as a Pharaoh – or a commoner!

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    What I Wish I Knew Before I Went to Egypt

    Egypt is an incredible country to visit, but a somewhat difficult one – especially if you’re from Europe or North America. When I went, I learned a lot! But here are the things I wish I knew ahead of time – and things you should know before you go to Egypt. 1. Just because English numbers are called “Arabic Numerals” does not mean modern-day Arabic uses them. This is one of those moments where you realize exactly how lost you can get, and easily! The Arabic number set does not use the numbers that you and I are familiar with. Crazy, right? I’m so used to being in other countries…

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    The Egypt Bucket List: 10 Things You Must Do In Egypt

    Egypt is one of the most incredible, historical and mysterious countries in the world. From mysteries around how the Pyramids got built, to seeing the Red Sea (and remembering Moses parting it!), and all of the other incredible things that have happened there, Egypt is an amazing place to visit. When you make it there, here are 10 of the things you must do – the essential Egypt! 1. Visit the Pyramids Simply put, you cannot come to Egypt and not see the Pyramids. You just can’t! They are the only original wonder of the world still standing, and they are just massive! Seeing them in person is a dream…

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    The Pyramids: The 8 Wonders of The World (Part 2)

    One of my favorite goals that I accomplished was to see all 8 Wonders of the World before I turned 30. It was a fun adventure, and in this series I’ll walk you through what the eight wonders are, and about how to visit each one. Part 1: Petra Also, one thing I love about the Pyramids is that they’re the reason we now have 8 wonders of the world and not 7. In 2000, when the 7 Wonders Commission was voting on the New 7 Wonders, the Pyramids were an option in the vote. Egypt countered that the Pyramids have ALWAYS been one of the 7 wonders, and are…