How time flies! We first visited Egypt in 1990 (29 years ago!), and it made a lasting impression. We came back in Nov. 2019, to dive the Red Sea (stunning) and spend a few days around Cairo and Alexandria.
As you can see in these photos, the glasses got smaller, and the Sphinx is timeless.
View Bob’s short video below, and scroll down for our favorite pics.
Diving the Red Sea was epic — excellent reefs, and amazing wrecks. We were aboard the liveaboard dive boat Red Sea Aggressor II, based in Hurghada — a wonderful boat with outstanding crew. The Red Sea itself is interesting, as it is beautiful azure water surrounded by desert. We saw many things we’ve never seen before, including the weird Red Sea Walkman — a fish that Diana thought was a lionfish carcass! Diving the Thistlegorm wreck was special — one of the world’s great wreck dives. (Click any photo to view a slideshow.)
After a week of diving, we flew to Cairo for a few days of touring. We’d visited Cairo before, but it was our first visit to Alexandria. Traffic in Cairo is horrendous, but the great folks at Ramasside Tours got us around to many, many highlights. The pyramids & many Egyptian treasures are 5,000+ years old, so what is a mere 29 years between visits, eh? (Click any photo to view a slideshow.)