Our style expert opens her album of holiday photos and reveals her favourite memories from Cairo, Luxor and Aswan.
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Youtimer Nadia Fairfax-Wayne opens her album of holiday photos from her recent travels to Egypt, and shares her favourite experiences - from a luxury cruise and historic hotels, to ancient temples and fantastic food tours where you can dine like a local.
Stay - Mena House, Giza.
Eat - Felfela, Cairo. Another favourite of mine was the Bellies En Route Food Tour. Really delicious local spots and a great way to see the city not as a "tourist" (Not for the faint hearted - teeny little holes in the wall!)
Tip - Get a guide day to day. It's not easy to move around the city and there's a lot of information to absorb - I wouldn't have learned half as much I did without one. We used High End Journeys.
Pyramids of Giza, of course.
Along with the rest of the tourist sites (I normally advise against standard tourist spots when travelling - but it's really important to hit the historical sites when visiting Egypt)
Saqqara Archaeology site, Sphinx (pictured), The Coptic Churches and Mosques.
Stay: Al Moudira, Luxor (pictured above right)
The Valley of the Kings and Temple of Hatshepsut. Luxor and Karnak Temples are also a must.
I personally enjoyed my time at the temples over the tombs - but both are interesting and give rather different perspectives.
Hot Air balloon ride over the valley of the kings. MIND BLOWN.
As with Cairo, guides are really essential in Luxor - So much to learn and take in!
Stay - Sofitel Legend Old Cataract. This is where Agatha Christie wrote Death on the Nile! (pictured below)
Eat - 1902, in the Old Cataract. French Cuisine under a grand Arabian dome - I just think of Winston Churchill dining here all those years ago. The Kababgy is delicious and more low key - all the local flavours I love.
Do - Pop on a Felucca (small traditional boat) over to the Nubian Village which is filled with colour and extraordinarily friendly people.
Tip - We really took this time to have a break, after so much sightseeing, it's really nice to enjoy a little sun and pool time.