Travel is full of risk and adventure: What if this taxi driver takes you "the long way?" How do you avoid getting ripped off in a busy souk? Is this random guy actually trying to practice his English, or is he going to take you on an unofficial tour.
Dubbed "the world's original tourist destination" by NationalGeographic.com, Egypt boasts the wondrous relics of the world's oldest civilization, which developed around the narrow flood plane of the River ... Travel’s 12-Day Egypt with 7-Day Nile Cruise.
But a sojourn on a small river cruise ? Or, better yet, a private sailboat? It's not difficult to agree to trade in the mega-ship/mega-amenities for calm, quiet, privacy, and access to places a giant ship could just never manage. Dreaming of a sail down.
After a tiring day's travel ... sail in dahabiyas along the Nile from Cairo to Aswan. Nowadays, trips are only available from Luxor (to which we flew) and most people spend three to seven days afloat, sharing one of 400 cruise boats, some huge, ugly.
As the winds swirled around it, the water raged more and more viciously. Video captured from above the giant ship caught the terrifying moment the cruise almost succumbed to the torrential weather. With one forceful motion, the enormous boat was pushed .
You miss all of these amazing sights when you're cruising 20,000 feet up above. DO IT Emirates flies from all Australian ports to Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, via Dubai. See emirates.com. For information on overland driving safaris in Kenya and Tanzania, .
Having a heart condition doesn't mean you can't stand at the top of the Eiffel Tower or cruise the River Nile ; with the proper considerations and planning, those affected by cardiac complications can still cross items off their travel bucket list this.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice is against all but essential travel by air to or from Sharm el Sheikh after a flight from Sharm el Sheikh to St Petersburg crashed in North Sinai. There is no FCO advice against travel to Cairo.
In the Luxor area, most Nile cruises ... must travel in a security convoy, which regiments the time you can spend, particularly at Abydos. Our driver and guide, booked through Egypt Panorama, cost $150 for two, including all admissions but not tips.
That's emblematic of cruising the Nile in a time when Egypt's tourist industry has been decimated by fears that the turmoil of 2011's Arab Spring lingers. The ship, designed to carry 82, had only 16 passengers for a week's journey in late February. We.