Africa

2 day trip from Marrakech to the Sahara desert - Part II

2 day trip from Marrakech to the Sahara desert - Part II

After having spent a full day travelling from Marrakech, it was time to continue my journey to the Sahara desert. As we crossed the Atlas Mountains, the green vegetation of the previous day would start turning into arid land as we approached Merzouga, the door to the desert.

Check out the second and final day of my trip, with stops at the Dades and Todra Gorge before spending the night with the berbers in the middle Sahara desert!

Marrakech: highlights of the Red City

Marrakech: highlights of the Red City

Gorgeous mosques and gardens, a beautifully preserved medina, the Sahara desert only some steps away… Marrakech is not only the main cultural hub of Morocco, but it has also become one of the most popular destinations in the country. And for a reason!

If you’re interested in experiencing the Moroccan culture first-hand, Marrakech is certainly your go-to place. Read more to discover what are some of the highlights that you can enjoy in this fascinating place!

Alexandria: day trip from Cairo

Alexandria: day trip from Cairo

Founded by Alexander the Great, the city of Alexandria is one of the most modern cities in Egypt in spite of its fascinating role in ancient history. Located 2h 30m north from Cairo, this wonderful city often forgotten in a visit to Egypt.

During my last free day in the land of pharaohs, I decided to take a day trip from Cairo to this historical city that once was the centre of knowledge of the western world!

Visiting Edfu & Luxor Temple

Visiting Edfu & Luxor Temple

Located in between the cities of Aswan and Luxor and dedicated to God Horus, the impressive Edfu Temple is a must in any trip to Egypt.

After arriving back in Luxor for the second time, I walked in the heat to also explore Luxor Temple on the East Bank of the Nile. A magnificent example of Egyptian architecture that changes completely when visiting by day and by night. That's why I decided to visit both times!

Felucca ride on the Nile River, Nubian Museum & Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan

Felucca ride on the Nile River, Nubian Museum & Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan

Aswan, one of the main cities of the no longer existing country of Nubia, is by far the best place in Egypt to discover this millenary civilisation.

During my free day in Aswan, I took a felucca ride on the Nile River to contemplate the Elephantine and Kitchener Islands. In the afternoon, I visited the Nubian Museum of Aswan, the cultural centre of this unknown but fascinating civilisation, followed by a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk, the largest known ancient obelisk ever built and that never left its quarry as it cracked before it could be completed.

Essential Egypt in 9 days: itinerary, arrival & first impressions of Cairo

Essential Egypt in 9 days: itinerary, arrival & first impressions of Cairo

Land of the Pharaohs, the Great Pyramid of Giza and some of the most impressive ancient temples, everyone has dreamed at some point of visiting Egypt.

For my trip, I decided to join the Essential Egypt tour with Travel Talk Tours, a fascinating journey through time and one of the most incredible civilisations of the history of mankind. Here is an overview of my itinerary and my first impressions of the city of Cairo!