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One Week in Egypt: My Highlights of Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan thumbnail

In my last post, I gave the whole scoop on my Travel Talk Tour of Egypt — what I liked, what I loved, and what I loathed about the logistics of the tour I painstakingly chose. In this post, we’re getting down to the fun stuff… the magical sights of Egypt that many of us have…

Should You Take a Group Tour in Egypt? Reviewing My Experience with Travel Talk Tours thumbnail

Talk about leaving things to the last minute: literally, I landed in Egypt unsure if I was going to take a group tour or not. I had three nights booked at a lush apartment in Cairo, and after that I had a week in which I’d planned to either hop on a whirlwind group tour, or…

Cairo, Past the Pyramids thumbnail

There’s more to Cairo than the pyramids. I’m sure some of you are like, um, duh, and others of you, like me fairly recently, are leaning in whispering, “tell me more.” The truth is that when I first started planning my trip to Egypt, I was clueless! It wasn’t a country I had any base level…

Welcome to Egypt: Three Days of Seeking Calm in Cairo’s Chic Maadi thumbnail

Landing in Cairo International Airport, I felt a sense of calm wash over me. I’d been restless for a true adventure for ages, and so while the usual new country nerves were buzzing, the sense of relief I felt at having made a dream into a reality was stronger. Whatever the next three weeks had in…