I visited Egypt in 2014 as part of a 90 day solo backpacking tour of the Middle East & Asia. I was inspired to go there because of the ancient history and modern geo-political relevance, although I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous about the trip prior to departure. I was pleased to find the country to be incredibly welcoming, well-suited for tourism and surprisingly safe.

Click any of the pictures below to read about my time in Egypt and learn more about how you can visit this amazing country!

Sample Itinerary for 2 Weeks in Egypt


Bicycling through Siwa Oasis
Bicycling through Siwa Oasis
Exploring the White Desert
Visiting Ancient Alexandria








Historical Valley of the Kings
Abu Simbel Visit
Ancient Karnak Temple
Ancient Karnak Temple
Felucca Ride Down the Nile River







Amazing Ruins in Aswan
Amazing Ruins in Aswan
How to Spend 48 Hours in Cairo
Ancient Wonder of the World — Pyramids of Giza