No country in the world quite matches the austerity, intrigue and mystery of Egypt. Upon its lands stand awe inspiring relics from the world’s mightiest ancient civilization; monuments which still inspire fantastic curiosity among audiences young and old despite centuries of study. From the dawn of modern society, visitors have flocked to these mysterious lands to marvel at the breathtaking works. From the massive stone hulks of the infamous pyramids to the graceful columns and stern colossi of Karnak and Abu Simbel, Egypt’s alluring mystique never fails to draw eyes from around the globe.
Yet, the country’s ancient constructions are but a sliver of the numerous delights that wait within Egypt. A rare intermediary between the African world and the Arabian Peninsula, Egypt is a unique blending of rich heritage and traditions, well seen amidst its vibrant cultures. From the humble peoples settled on the banks of the Nile, just as their ancestors did centuries ago, to the stubborn nomads still haunting the empty lands of the arid Sinai Peninsula; the urbanites of Cairo, one of the world’s largest cities, to those who remain just outside the urban limits, living lives little changed from those ages ago.