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The Magnificent Egypt
Egypt is bordered by Libya on the west, Sudan on the south, & on Israel & Gaza Strip on the northeasterly. Egypt's significant role in geopolitics stems from its strategical position: a transcontinental country, it possesses a land bridge (the Isthmus of Suez) betwixt Africa & Asia, that in turn is traversed by a navigable waterway (the Suez Canal) that connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Indian Ocean via the Red Sea.

Towns and cities include Alexandria, one of the great ancient towns, Aswan, Asyut, Cairo, the contemporary Egyptian capital, El-Mahalla El-Kubra, Giza, the site of the Pyramid of Khufu, Hurghada, Luxor, Kom Ombo, Port Safaga, Port Said, Sharm el Sheikh, Shubra-El-Khema, Suez, where the Suez Canal is settled, Zagazig, & Al-Minya.

Deserts: Egypt admits parts of the Sahara Desert & of the Libyan Desert. Those deserts were referred to as the "red land" in very old Egypt, & they secure the Kingdom of the Pharaohs given by western threats. Oases admit: Bahariya Oasis, Dakhleh Oasis, Farafra Oasis, Kharga Oasis, Siwa Oasis. An oasis is a fertile or green region in the midst of a desert.

Egypt's working capital city, Cairo, is Africa's largest city & has been famous for centuries as a center of learning, culture & mercantilism. The Egyptian Academy of the Arabic Language is responsible for modulating the Arabic Language throughout the world.

Egypt has had a thriving media & arts industry from the late 19th century, in todays world with more than 30 satellite channels and over 100 motion pictures created each year. Cairo in fact has long been known as the "Hollywood of the East." To bolster its media industry further, especially with the keen competition from the Persian Gulf Arab States and Lebanon, a big media city was built. Egypt is also the only Arab nation with an opera house.

When you travel to Egypt, there are so several sites that you will want to visit, the length of your voyage will never seem long enough! I often meet people, on my tours, that have been to Egypt additional than 15 times, & they keep returning to see something new! They ask about this newly discovered site, or some new tomb that has been recently uncovered, or even places that they have found out other people talk about! Here in Egypt, you will forever find new sites to travel to and enjoy.

The adventure that is Egypt never ends! That is why it is a shame if you come to Egypt, particularly for the first time, and miss the grandiose sites, like the Pyramids of Giza, Abu Simbel or the west bank of Luxor, to name but two or three. In that location are so many travellers who fly direct to Upper Egypt to see Luxor & Aswan, hoping that they will be stumble through the Pyramids as well, and then they understand that they have to travel 720 km to Cairo, in which the Pyramids actually are, and end up paying 0 extra to travel and see one site, which is most likely about half of what they paid for their entire trip!

Plan well for your trip before you come. Advance planning is the right way to save up time, money and effort & of course to ensure that you get to see the locates that you have been dream about for some time.

Try, as much as possible, to travel to as several of the places that your voyage will allow! In that location is nothing worse than going home & wishing you had travelled to somewhere you didn't! We each know that you don't get the opportunity to travel to Egypt day-after-day!
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Paul Everton is a senior web designer, and also travel reporter and webmaster for Travel World Tips.
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