When asked why travel? My answer may include things like having new experiences, tasting new flavours, and seeing beautiful places, but in my heart of hearts, travel is about the people for me. Meeting local people and gaining understanding from them by learning more about their cultures.
Egypt is no different. I have fallen in love with Egypt, thanks to the people, who have welcomed me, been patient with me and taken the time to share their culture and their stories with me.
I am especially reminded of this whenever I visit the local food markets of a destination, like this one in Hurghada.
I can lie on a beach and swim anywhere in the World. For my travels, I want to be whisked away to a new land where I can connect with the people that live there. There is often no better place to do this, then the local market, where many find both food and companionship.
A thank you to the Egyptian people for welcoming me.
PS. In Full Disclosure: As always, the opinions and thoughts shared here are our own and honest ones. We are bought out by no one. In the spirit of disclosure, it should be noted that on this trip, our expenses were paid by Egyptian Tourism, as a guest to the country and the UNWTO Media and Tourism Conference.
A Cook Not Mad (Nat)
Food always brings people together whether your sitting at a table or reaching for an onion at the market. Love it!
So true, isn’t it. Lovely how that is.
Hi Erica. That’s a great piece of work. People are as important as culture and natural beauty of a country. Because on their faces you’ll find the mirror image of their country. Liked your photos. Specially the girl with staring eyes to the pigeons!
Loved this sentiment Emily, “Because on their faces you’ll find the mirror image of their country.”
Agreed! Almost everyone I’ve met travelling around in Egypt, all the Middle East really, are so incredibly kind and generous.
They really are, aren’t they. Thanks Sophie!
Congrats on making the 100 Reasons To Travel list.
I recently began blogging myself and was quite pleased to make the list myself. (No. 16). If you have a moment, check out my admittedly quirky travel blog at http://www.travelbyterry.com. It’s a fun read, or meant to be at least. ;0)
Very cool! Thank you Terry!
ya it’s true.. I really love to be live in Egypt.. I love the way that Egypt peoples behave with us.. Thanks for sharing.. 🙂
My pleasure Kenny! Hoping to return in the not so distant future.
I couldn’t resist commenting. Very well written!
Thanks Vincent! Glad you enjoyed it!
Egypt is the awesome place on the world, i want to go there once…thank you so much for providing information about Egypt.
That is! Hoping to return!
Jess and Brandon
You are so right. In most of the cases, A location is defined by his people, not only by the architecture, places to visit or beauty. If the place is amazing but the people are mean, your not having such a great time because you bump all the time with people.
Well, and they are the heart and soul of any place.
Really nice place up there, miss to go there again….egypt we love you!!!!!!
So do we! Hard not to fall in love with Egypt!
Lovely people and historical architecture. I really hope Egypt will be a back to its old self as a peaceful travel destination. Really awesome place to visit.
Top notch information.i was planning a trip to Egypt and found your content very useful .Especially the pictures .seems like a great journey.
It is really interesting, you are right that if you enjoy somewhere and fall in love with its people and land
It’s true, travelling makes you appreciate the difference of your own culture and the other. Travelling gives you so much privilege that you know you deserve.
wow scrolling through this almost made me cry thanks for sharing your pics and what you saw
Manu Cornel I
This is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your beautiful experience with us, and the stunning pictures!
Amazing pictures, Thanks for sharing..
I believe that the main core of any country is its people.
And yeah, seeing and talking with locals is the real authentic experience when visiting a country like Egypt.