Hello and welcome to my blog! I decided that my first post would be more of a reflection before I jumped into creating some brand new content. To find out more about Welsh Wanderer and what you can expect in the future, click here to read my About page. I hope you enjoy my Egypt Photo Diary (with instalments from 2015 and 2017!)
Egypt is somewhere I’ve been to twice in the past four years, and it’s definitely starting to feel like a “home away from home”. From the hotel staff to the locals, everyone was so lovely and made you instantly feel welcome. Not to mention the jaw-dropping sights such as the Pyramids of Giza and the River Nile. Initially, I had my worries, but I’ve never felt unsafe during my visits and would definitely recommend booking a trip.
My family and I were lucky enough to visit Sharm el Sheikh just before it was declared a no-fly zone. Our two-week stay involved a lot of unwinding by the pool and basking in the scorching August sun. On our fifth day there we took a flight from Sharm el Sheikh to Cairo where a tour guide directed us to the local hotspots. The first half of the day involved trekking round the Pyramids of Giza and the Citadel of Salah Al-Din. We stopped off for lunch on a boat on the River Nile and ended the day by looking round the Egyptian Museum.
On our second trip, we decided to focus less on exploring tourist destinations and more on relaxing. This was a joint family holiday, with our close family friends accompanying us on the journey. During this time we explored more local destinations, venturing out to local shopping centres when we had the opportunity. The highlight of my trip was the jetty which stretched for miles out into the sea in a snake-like formation. When you went down the steps from there, you were able to swim amongst hundreds of tiny fish! It’s especially good fun if you have a snorkelling mask handy.
Have you ever been to Egypt? Let me know in the comments below!
I'm Elen Mai, the brains behind Welsh Wanderer and 20-something human biology student from (you guessed it) Wales! Welsh Wanderer is designed with the eco-conscious adventurer in mind. So stick around for tips & tricks on living sustainably.