51 Reasons To Fall In Love With Egypt
Quickly, to the airport!
The Abu Simbel temples in Aswan.
St. Simon Coptic Orthodox Church, aka the "Cave Church" of Cairo.
The spectacular coral reefs of the Red Sea.
Traditional felucca sailboats on the Nile.
Mount Sinai at daybreak.
The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
Colourful fishing boats in Alexandria.
The beach along the Sinai coast.
The lights of Cairo over the Nile at dusk.
The stunning rock sculptures of the White Desert by day...
...and its stars by night.
...and its beautiful library.
The delicious street food, koshary.
It's rice, macaroni, lentils, chickpeas, crispy fried onions, and as much hot sauce as you can manage.
The dunes of the Great Sand Sea.
The Muhammad Ali mosque from the outside...
The City of the Dead, Cairo.
Sitting and chatting in Fishawi's Cafe, in Khan El-Khalili, for hours.
Hearing someone play the oud, live.
The creamy, nutty dessert, Um Ali.
...and even more spectacular traffic jams.
Really old men reading newspapers.
The Temple of Amada in Nubia.
The Sahn Pillars of the Muhammad Ali Mosque.
The Temple of Kom Ombo in Aswan.
And minty tea loaded up with sugar.
The domes of St.Mark Church, Heliopolis.
Taking a stroll through Islamic Cairo...
More spectacular sunsets.
Flowers in Al Azhar Park.
Kittens in Khan el-Khalil.
St. Catherine's Monastery, Sinai.
Ancient stone carvings, everywhere.
The Nile, from space.
...or a bit closer up.
Oh, and also the pyramids.
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