Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Egypt: An Ancient Land with Many Stories to Tell

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Egypt: An Ancient Land with Many Stories to Tell

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Byline: Corey Bertalli Manager Grafton Travel

EGYPT is a destination that most people I talk to would one day love to visit. I know that in recent times Egypt has gone through some changes politically and socially. We witnessed all that through the media and to the Egyptians' credit it was a relatively smooth process unlike what is happening in Syria at the moment. Egypt is open for tourism again and if you weren't put off by what happened earlier in the year then now is a good time to reconsider the possibility of spending your next holiday there. I think by now we are all aware that there are idiots out there willing to hurt innocent people, just look at what has happened in France in recent times. However we are a lot more resilient these day to acts of violence and are more willing to still travel and not be persuaded by the few to change our minds like they want us to.

I would definitely recommend if you are looking at Egypt as a to-do destination that you look at booking it through a tour operator who will have your best interests at heart. They will have the latest and most up-to-date information and your safety is top of their list.

Honestly who wouldn't want to go where archaeologists have found rock carvings dating back to the 10th millennium BC. Where the earliest hieroglyphics were about 3200BC. Because of its location Egypt has had a few rulers in its time like the Romans and the Ottomans which you can see in the architecture of some of the monuments. The kings of Egypt however build magnificent structures that have stood the test of time. The fact they had the know-how and the knowledge to build the monuments on such a huge scale is mind blowing.

The weather in Egypt can be a deterrent for people as it can reach more than 40 degrees in summer and with most of the sights you are visiting are outdoors. …

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