Egypt

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Egypt

Egypt is located at an important junction of Europe, Asia and Africa. Egypt is a country which fascinates the entire world with its mystic architecture, ancient Egyptian Civilization, rich Christian and Islamic heritages and medieval markets and souks of Cairo. Egypt is one of the most popular countries in terms of tourism. This country is full of intriguing and fascinating attractions which left tourist enthralled. Egypt is not just about history and architecture, it also offers lots of adventure, romantic and family vacation also and caters to all section of tourist. Egypt is also a major power in the Islamic world and holds considerable influence in world affairs and plays a major role in the Middle East. Egypt is bordered by Israel and the Gaza Strip to the north-east, by Sudan to the south and by Libya to the west. The country is bounded by the Mediterranean and Red Seas (to the north and east respectively) and geographically dominated both by the Nile River and its fertile well-watered valley, and by the Eastern and Western deserts. Egypt stimulates the imagination of western tourists like few other countries and is probably one of the most popular tourist destinations world-wide.

By Air: Egypt has several international airports and is very well connected with rest of the world through direct and transit flights. Many regular flights connect Cairo, the main international airport of Egypt. Alexnadir, Luxor, Aswan, Hurghada and Sharm al Seikh all have international airport where many charter and commercial passenger aircrafts land.


By Boat: There are regular ferry services from Aqaba to Nuweiba on the Sinai Peninsula. A new weekly ferry service from Venice to Alexandria, via Tartus in Syria, started in summer 2010. A weekly ferry also runs between Wadi Halfa in Sudan and Aswan. Ferry boats also between the Red Sea coast to ports in Saudi Arabia and Jordan.

By Bus: Travelers can easily access Egypt by bus from Israel from the bus stations in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. You will take a bus to Eilat where you can cross over the border into Taba and take a bus to Cairo or into the Sinai. The Jordanian state bus company, JETT, also operates a direct bus between Amman and Cairo takes approximately 19 hours to reach Cairo.

The best time to visit Egypt is in between the months of November to March. The temperature is cool as compares to the rest of the year. However, in the north coastal areas, be prepared to receive rains and occasional snow fall. Rest of the year remains dry, harsh and hot.

Egypt is renowned for its cuisine which is the reflection of its rich cultural heritage and has strong influence of Arab peninsula, Turkish flavours and indigenous Egyptian spices. Egypt being an Islamic country observes the Halal food practices and customs. This country is renowned for its culinary delights. Try out the Ful Medames, an Egyptian dish consists of fava beans slow cooked in a copper pot.

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