Egypt: Ana’s dream trip. Ana Martins is a Portuguese girl who lives in London. She is a Holistic Coach and a passionate traveler. In this article she tells us about her trip to Egypt, why it was one of her favorite destinations and what are the things you should not miss if you are going to undertake an adventure like hers.
Ana tells us that Egypt has always been a destination she would have liked to visit but before making the decision to take a trip to this country she had to think a little bit. Despite her fears she tells us about this as a wonderful trip.
Talking to her, she said a phrase that struck me very much:
Ana says the Pyramids are one of the most impressive things she’s ever seen. Staying at the Marriott Mena House Hotel which is just a few steps from the Pyramids, she decided to visit the Pyramids on her own without booking any organized tours.
If you decide to opt for an organized tour you must pay attention to the many “aspiring” guides who try to cheat you or who will ask for a tip as a reward to give you information. The same thing happens inside the archaeological site, where you can find people who offer “free” tours, they never are!
Be careful to choose the right guide with the right references!
Another thing not to miss is the evening light show. Every day around 7:30. Ana says that thanks to these lights the pyramids looked even bigger and more majestic.
The Karnak Temple Complex is a series of temples, chapels, pillars and other decayed buildings.
They are buildings constructed during the Ptolemaic reign of Senusret I.
Karnak is an open-air museum and the largest ancient religious site in the world. It consists of
huge pillars, towering columns, massive avenues of sphinxes, and an obelisk that rises three feet tall and weighs 323 tons.
This is the second most visited place in Egypt after the Pyramids of Giza. The huge pillars completely engraved with hieroglyphs take you completely back in time! In some places you can still see the original colors.