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Egypt – From the Nile to the Red Sea

Sure Egypt wasn’t on the original itinerary but am I sure glad we made it there.  With an unplanned trip like this, everything was off the cuff and completely spontaneous.  In a lot of ways that made things a heck of a lot more interesting and with the way things turned out, I can’t complain one bit.

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So just like my inside look into Omo Valley, I kept the tape rolling on my GoPro Hero 4 Silver.  What you see here is 6 days of unedited fun in a country where there was so much history, culture and food to take in.  In fact Egypt turned out to be the perfect complement to Ethiopia.  Where Ethiopia was definitely a lot more off the beaten path, uncomfortable, and raw, Egypt was more relaxed, luxurious, and larger than life.

It’s honestly hard to compare the two legs because of how different and unique they were but one thing that’s hard to deny is that Egypt is much more developed and the tourism industry is more mature.  As a result, we could do things like a sail boat cruise that was built to be a throwback to the late 18th century, drive a quad in the middle of the desert, and dive in the Red Sea.

Even with all the adventure that we did, what is perhaps the most memorable about Egypt was the step back in time we did as we hopped from one Ancient Egyptian ruin to another.  Normally ruins get kind of boring after awhile if I’m to be honest.  You see so many and they all kind of look the same.  Not the case here.  I have never had a guide so good at telling compelling stories, educating, and keeping a group engaged all the way through.

There’s more to tell in upcoming posts so stay tuned on more exciting stories and the ultimate itinerary we followed in Egypt.

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See my other posts where you can see exactly what I packed for the trip and my official trip announcement which at the time only included Ethiopia.

About Will Tang

Will is a travel blogger writing for Going Awesome Places. Since quitting his consulting job in 2012 he's been travelling the world and along the way writing about his epic adventures and taking amazing photos. His true passion lies in telling stories, inspiring others to travel, writing detailed trip itineraries for others to follow and providing helpful tips and tricks to travel better. Also the founder behind Travel Blog Breakthrough and freelance writer for Hipmunk and currently working on the #‎HipmunkCityLove Project.

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