The Grand Egyptian Museum-The GEM- The Largest Archaeological Museum in the World- Egypt New Museum- The GEM 2020

The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) will be Opening late 2021, however the project will be completed late 2020. The delay in opening the GEM is due to the Corona Virus Pandemic. Egypt will welcome yet another Jewel of the Nile. The Grand Egyptian Museum, aka the GEM.  Currently, many artifacts await their debuts in the…

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Women in Egypt-female traveler in Egypt- tourist dress code in Egypt-

Okay, let’s talk fashion—women’s fashion(clothes to wear in Egypt).  Surely you’ve heard that women in Egypt cover up when they are out and about.  Maybe you’ve heard that their clothing is restrictive, and they only show their eyeballs and their hands.  It could be, that as a woman, female traveler and tourist, you might be…

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Khan El Khalili- Cairo - Cairo Oldest Souk-Mingle with real local Egyptians-Best Cairo Tours-Cairo Tours-Egypt Tours-Must see in Cairo-Must see in Egypt

If you truly want an Egyptian shopping experience and mingle with real Egyptian locals, you must visit the heart of Cairo at the Khan El Khalili Market and Bazaar.  The History of Khan El Khalili Market This souk, begun between 1382 and 1389, houses hundreds of shops filled with souvenirs, trinkets and traditional crafts.  Sure,…

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Camels at the Pyramids-Egypt Private Tours

We, a group of American Teachers, took a tour of the Egyptian Pyramids and Sphinx, a camel ride, and learned the process of making papyrus from scratch. Here is how a full day at the pyramids was for American tourists… Majestic…that’s how I would describe the pyramids. You honestly can’t imagine the magnitude of them, until…

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Tour inside the Hanging Church

The Hanging Church or Saint Virgin Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church is one of the oldest churches in Cairo, Egypt. It is located in Old Cairo, they built this Basilican-styled church atop a gatehouse of the Babylon Fortress. The name Hanging Church is because its suspended nave over a passageway, so it appears to be hanging in…

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Saint Bishoy Monastery in Wadi El Natrun Egypt

As we Americans stop to celebrate the Easter holiday, Coptic Christians in Egypt still celebrate their Easter. During the Lenten season, Coptic Christians take part in “The Great Fast”; in which they fast from all animal products including milk, butter and cheese.  In addition, they spend Holy Week (the time between Palm Sunday and Easter…

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