There’s more to Egypt than the grand temples of the ancient pharaohs along a legendary river. Head west of the Nile and south of Cairo and find two unique Egyptian oases and cultures.
Staff writer Haley Beham and Vice President David Jones break through the news cycle of the day to discover the soul of an immense country that spans from Africa to Asia. Two perspectives on two profound journeys reveal new ways to see an ancient land.
Ker & Downey travel specialist Nicole Porto just returned from a trip to Egypt where she visited Alexandria and the Siwa Oasis. She recounts her trip below. This spring I took a trip that I had been dreaming about for years: starting in Alexandria, Egypt, I traveled the long distance through the desert to Siwa Oasis and stayed at Adrère Amellal. Although it makes sense logistically to start in Alexandria, it is also essential from a historic perspective. Alexander the Great founded his city by the sea, but the Oracle Temple at Siwa was a place of spiritual importance to […]
For updated information on travel to Egypt, please visit this more recent post. Recently the US State Department downgraded their travel warning and considers it safe to travel to Egypt. With the Egyptian population yearning to welcome back visitors, there is no better year to see some of the most magnificent wonders of the ancient world than in 2014. Below Ker & Downey’s David Marek discusses new ways to see the classics and the peace of mind that traveling with Ker & Downey allows travelers. I know some of our readers will be apprehensive about traveling to Egypt. Having just […]