Hello Canada, If you could go on a trip anywhere in the world with your friends where would you go? That’s a very good question. There are so many places I would like to visit, some is for languages I would like to learn, food I would like to taste, beaches I would like to tan on, cruises, shopping , history, culture and many more. For over 35 years S-Trip! has been a leader in student travel providing life-changing trips to over 40,000 students annually in over 40 destinations around the world. S-Trip! travelers are encouraged to become global citizens; opening their eyes to new cultures, languages, and experiences. Recently named Profit Magazine’s 25th fastest growing company in Canada, and recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies by Deloitte and CIBC, S-Trip! is a leader in student travel in North America. Find out more at www.s-trip.com. The place I would choose to go on a trip with my friends would be Egypt. I would probably bring my two closest friends; Danica and Jessie, I am sure we would have a blast. Out of every places in the world I choose Egypt because Egypt is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Not only does   Egypt has many tourist attractions, but also, Egypt is one of the countries that   has some of the finest beaches world wide. Egypt has a moderate climate all over   the year, during the winter time you can escape the cold and snow in your   country by traveling to places like Luxor & Aswan in Egypt, Egypt is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Not only does   Egypt has many tourist attractions, but also, Egypt is one of the countries that   has some of the finest beaches world wide. Egypt has a moderate climate all over   the year, during the winter time you can escape the cold and snow in your   country by traveling to places like Luxor & Aswan in Egypt, enjoy a cruise   in the Nile, etc. Whereas in the summer time, you can getaway the hot, humid   weather to a nice breeze destination overlooking some of the lovely beaches in   Egypt like; Sharm El-Sheikh, El-Gouna, Hurghada, or Alexandria & the North   Coast. etc. Whereas in the summer time, you can getaway the hot, humid   weather to a nice breeze destination overlooking some of the lovely beaches in   Egypt like; Sharm El-Sheikh, El-Gouna, Hurghada, or Alexandria & the North. I would definitely take this opportunity to go on camel! When I used to learn about Egypt in school it has always been my favorite subject! I would also like to visit all the pyramid and learn more about their cultures and their history.  I would definitely like to learn a few words or a few sentences in Arabic language. Learning how to read or write it would be awesome too! Most people who visit Egypt have little problems with communications because  those working in the tourist sector are usually adept in at least several  differentlanguages. Typically, most of them speak some English, and many of  them fluently. French is also a traditional language, but so too is German and  Italian. Perhaps less common, are the Spanish, Russian, Japanese and Chinese  languages, but of course there are specialized guides that are also fluent in  most any language, who accompany various tours. Nevertheless, if one escapes the confines of a tour group and ventures out  into normal Egyptian neighborhoods, some command of the local language of Egypt  is very helpful. Upscale shops, restaurants and other establishments will  usually have multilingual personnel, but many common Egyptians one comes into  contact with may only have such communication skills. Typically, one may find  someone nearby that can translate, but not always. Furthermore, Egyptians are  always impressed by foreigners who have made some effort to learn their  language, and will go out of their way to accommodate them.   

I have always been a big fan of animals, we have horses, fishes, a cat, a dog and we used to have a rabbit too! I would like to see the different kind of animals they have in Egypt! I made some research and I found the kind of birds , fish, livestock, pets and wildlife they have!

Birds: falcon, kite, goose, crane, heron, plover, pigeon, ibis, vulture and owl.
Fish: carp, perch and catfish Rilapia or Chromis and the Abdju fish Nile carp, the Oxyrynchus or the Phagrus.
Livestock: sheep, cattle, goats, pigs, geese and later horses.
Pets: monkeys, ducks, geese, pigeons, hoopoes, falcons, cats, dogs and even ferrets.
Wildlife: lions, cheetahs, wolves, antelope, wild bulls, hyenas, jackals, snakes, the mongoose and desert hares, crocodiles, hippos, turtles, frogs, bees, scarab beetles, locusts, flies, centipedes, scorpions, and tarantulas. ( I wouldn’t want to see these
!)

 

This animal is so cute!

EW, I don’t like snakes!

These are 10 of the places that I would really want to visit in Egypt!

Mosque of Ibn Tulun

Mosque of Ibn Tulun

Built between 876 and 879 AD, the Mosque of Ibn Tulun is one of the oldest mosques. It was commissioned by Ahmad ibn Ţūlūn, the Abbassid governor of Egypt. The mosque is constructed around a courtyard, with one covered hall on each of the four sides.  The minaret, which features a helical outer staircase similar to that of the famous minaret in Samarra, was probably built several centuries later. Parts of the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me were filmed at the Mosque of Ibn Tulun.

Dahab

Dahab

Dahab is located some 85 km (53 miles) north of Sharm el-Sheikh on the Gulf of Aqaba, near the southern tip of Sinai. Once an isolated coastal village, Dahab turned into a hippie hangout in the 1980′s and became something of an “alternative resort”, mixing cheap accommodation with a laid back lifestyle. Activities such as wind surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving and camel and jeep trips make it one of the most popular destinations along the Red Sea.

Siwa Oasis

Siwa Oasis

Located in the Libyan Desert, Siwa Oasis is one of Egypt’s isolated settlements, with 23,000 people, mostly ethnic Berbers. Located on an old date trade route, Siwa was an oasis vital to the trade route, as the natural springs and shade giving palm trees gave travelers respite from the desert. With the collapse of the Roman Empire, Siwa began its decline. In recent decades tourism has become a vital source of income. Much attention has been given to creating hotels that use local materials and play on local styles.

 

Egyptian Museum

Egyptian Museum

Home to at least 120,000 items of ancient Egyptian antiquities, the Egyptian Museum is one of Cairo’s top attraction. There are two main floors of the museum, the ground floor and the first floor. On the ground floor there is an extensive collection of papyrus and coins used in by the ancient Egyptians. On the first floor there are artifacts from the final two dynasties of Ancient Egypt and also many artifacts taken from the Valley of the Kings. Highlights include the objects from the Tomb of Tutankhamen and the Royal Mummy Room containing 27 royal mummies from pharaonic times.

 

Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel is an archaeological site comprising two massive rock-cut temples in southern Egypt on the western bank of Lake Nasser. The twin temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses The Great in the 13th century BC, as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari.  The complex was relocated in its entirety in the 1960s, when the temples were threatened by submersion in Lake Nasser, due to the construction of the Aswan High Dam. Abu Simbel remains one of Egypt’s top tourist attractions.

 

River Nile Cruise

River Nile Cruise

Cruising the Nile is a popular way of visiting upper Egypt. The Nile River has been Egypt’s lifeline since ancient times and there is no better way to trace the passage of Egypt’s history than to follow the course of the Nile.  Almost all Egyptian cruise ships travel the Luxor-Aswan route which is safe, scenic and terminates at two of Egypt’s most important towns. Taking a Felucca down the Nile is an adventurous option. Feluccas are sail boats that have been used on the Nile since antiquity. A Felucca is not quite as comfortable as a luxury cruise ship but nothing can beat sailing in a quiet rig that was designed thousands of years ago.

 

Red Sea Reef

Red Sea Reef

The Red Sea, off the coast of Egypt, is one of the most beautiful places in the world to go diving. The waters of the Red Sea are renowned for their spectacular visibility and features some of the most exotic seascapes. With its wide expanse of coral formation on the reefs, it is home to thousands of different sea creatures. Red Sea beach resorts are located on both sides of the sea, on the east side and part of the Sinai peninsula is the long established Sharm el Sheikh and its neo-hippy counterpart, Dahab. On the west coast of the Red Sea lies relatively old and touristy Hurghada and a cluster of new resort towns.

 

Karnak

Karnak

Although badly ruined, few sites in Egypt are more impressive than Karnak. It is the largest ancient religious site ever built, and represents the combined achievement of many generations of Egyptian builders. The Temple of Karnak actually consists of three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples located about 2.5 kilometers north of Luxor. One of most famous structures of Karnak is the Hypostyle Hall, a hall area of 5,000 m2 (50,000 sq ft) with 134 massive columns arranged in 16 rows.

 

Pyramids of Giza

#1 of Top Attractions In Egypt

The Pyramids of Giza, situated in the immediate vicinity of the southwestern suburbs of Cairo are the undisputable top attractions in Egypt. The pyramids at Giza were built over the span of three generations – by Khufu, his second reigning son Khafre, and Menkaure. The Great Pyramid of Khufu is an awe-inspiring 139 meters (455 feet) high making it the largest pyramid in Egypt, although nearby Khafre’s Pyramid appears to be larger as it is build at a higher elevation.

I really hope that one day I could get the opportunity to visit this historical country!

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