Discover a one-of-a-kind destination
Anywhere you go, you can explore a new culture or take in the beauty of a landscape, but there are few places in the world that let you uncover the ancient world as if it were frozen in time. In this way, Egypt stands out.
Add in the rich, mesmerising history; beautiful ancient architecture; incredible mix of ancient and modern life; and endless sites and experiences to explore and you’ll soon discover that Egypt is a one-of-a-kind destination.
With so much on offer, Exodus Travels shares their 5 must do experiences you can only find in Egypt.
1. The Pyramids and Great Sphinx of Giza
Standing in the warmth of the hot sun, you feel small trying to take in the immensity of what people were able to create with little more than their own hands. Even the most visceral descriptions can’t replace the real thing. There’s a reason the pyramids are considered a wonder of the world.
Pharaohs – who were expected to become gods in the next life, filled these structures with everything they needed to rule. Unknowingly, they preserved art and artefacts that tell the story of how their people lived, how they worked, what they valued, how they dressed, and so much more.
After exploring the pyramids, a visit to The Great Sphinx is a must. The awe-inspiring monument is a beautiful mystery. No one knows exactly when or why it was made, but these questions only serve to make travelling through its temples more exhilarating.
2. The Food of Cairo
You’re probably familiar with the famous sites, but may not know about the delicious cuisine that awaits! Egypt is home to incredible comfort foods, delectable sauces, fire baked breads, fresh spices, and sumptuous cheeses.
Some of the highlights of the region include:
• Mulukhiyah: A soup with taro root, ghee, lemon, meat (often lamb), and tons of fresh spices
• Ful Medames: A traditional breakfast food made with spiced fava beans and served with pita
• Koshari: A rice and pasta dish with lentils, chickpeas, tomatoes, garlic, and crispy fried onions, all in a tomato-vinegar sauce
3. El Alamein
Egypt is known for its rich ancient history, but the significance of this site is closer to living memory. In WWII, two battles were fought in this location on the Mediterranean coast. The first battle ended in a stalemate, while the second marked a clear victory for the Allies. Today, there are thousands of graves that serve as a grim reminder of the nearly 80,000 lives lost.
The gruesome history of the battleground is contrasted by the breathtaking beauty of the region, featuring fine sands and gorgeous beaches.