The pictures were really fascinating and I was fantasising. I was not willing to shutdown my laptop. “We’ll definitely pay a visit if you clear your SAT exams”, that is what my father told. And there i was with the flying colors. I beat the score and emerged out to be a winner of the competition i had been thriving hard since last year. With coaching and apps, i had finally made it. My reward from Dad was the trip to Egypt, grand holidays. I had made the itinerary planner with help of top travel apps. A week later I and my family directly landed in the heart of Egypt. We put up in one of the best hotels. With the help of travel apps, we first started the journey through the Farafra, white desert or Sahara el Beyda.
The Sahara desert is the third largest desert in the world. The desert engulfs most of North Africa. It’s white, creamy color fascinates the crew of Expedition. The climate undergoes enormous variations between wet and dry, frequently accompanied by sandstorms and dust devils. The highest peak of sand is the Emi Koussi. Talking about flora and fauna, there is scarcity of water and vegetation to sustain life in most part of the desert. The screwhorn antelope is the Sahara’s largest indigenous mammal. We clicked numerous pics with varieties of camels and have also uploaded the camel ride video on the facebook.
Hold your breath, the next destination was “mummies”. I was overexcited. The worth seeing mummies are from the Eighteenth through the Twentieth Dynasties of the New Kingdom. Mummification is the process of bandaging the dead body along with the rituals and removing the internal organs except the heart. It takes about 70 days to completely mummify a dead body. We also visited Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo to understand history in a better way and make the trip a complete edutainment trip.
After the dry, hot days, we made our way for some scuba diving and other water activities. Besides ancient allure, Egypt attracts lot many beach vacationers. It has seven beach zones namely The Gulf of Suez, The Beach at Stella Di Mari, The Mainland Coast Along the Red Sea, The Eastern Sinai along the Gulf of Aqaba and its Southern region in the Red Sea etc. Windsurfing and skiing is very popular along the mainland Gulf of Suez Zone. We were auto guided by travel and leisure app.
Since we had planned trip for a week, we covered almost all the famous places like Mosque of Ibn Tulun, Dahab, Siwa Oasis, Abu Simbel, River Nile Cruise, Red Sea Reef, Karnak, Giza Necropolis and of course The Mummy. I did not lag behind in shopping either and got some antique golden clothing, small decor mummy, miniature pyramid. Each one of us did loads of shopping according to the taste.
The more I was into the shopping stuff, my brother only craved for food, fatso. He is not a shopaholic. We enjoyed the traditional as well as contemporary food like Baghrir, Berber, Keneffa, Briouat,Charmoula, Ghriyyaba with amazing cocktails. The mesmerising memories are well trapped in my smartphone. Finally the exotic trip was over and we landed on the New York International Airport.