Among topics of ancient civilisation, temples and mind blowing Red sea diving, the mention of natural beauty of Egypt sometimes gets lost. Most visitors to Egypt keep their travels along the Nile which they definitely should. After all, the river is what has kept Egypt nurtured and nourished for thousands of years and has helped create its history.
However, Egypt has lot more to offer for the more intrepid travellers and what better place to go exploring than the deserts of Egypt. At about 370 kms from Cairo, lies the Bahariya Oasis, the Black and the White desert, where some exceptional experiences wait for travellers.
Ok. Egypt needs no introduction. The mysterious and enchanting tales of this land has mesmerised people all over the world. From the pages of our history books to documentaries, we have all wondered about the feeling of being able to witness the marvels of the ancient Egyptian civilisation which still stand proudly today after thousands of years.
A typical pyramid exploration day begins from Cairo and starts at the site of Saqqara. After a full day of exploring the lesser know pyramids, the day ends in Giza where, with the light of the setting sun, the great pyramids cast their shadows on awestruck visitors.
I just love being outdoors. And what better way to enjoy the outdoors than to go trekking. Although there are options to hike in the winter in Europe, mountain climbing is definitely out of the question. What do we do then? We look for nearest possible alternatives.
One of the nearest locations with excellent trekking possibilities is the Atlas mountains in Morocco. The mountains are clearly visible from the city of Marrakesh including the highest point, Toubkal. However, to get a better view and experience, one needs to make a 70 kms journey by road to the village of Imlil, at the foot of the mountains.