On a cold wintery evening gazing right through my dorm window back when I was in Birmingham I pondered on what the coming 2011 had in store for me! While all my friends booked themselves to fly back home for thanksgiving and new years, my wanderlust soul had started churning plans of its own. Escaping from the freezing temperatures I very curiosuly booked onto my flight to the land of History, to the land of parching sun and desert.
Why EGYPT someone would ask, I would simply say, "Because the history nerd in me wanted to always see it."
When we talk about Egypt the only visuals we have rummaging around are about pyramids, desert, sand, barren lands.. Not back then, but today this popular sightseer destination has much more to offer and see. This diverse land has not only monuments and history but also has a collective experience of the Nile Valley, the souks, mosques, together with witnessing the grandeur landscapes.
So I hopped onto my 37hrs journey from Birmingham, UK to Cairo, Egypt travelling all solo! Yes that's how long this remarkable land kept me anticipated for history. Starting early mornings, with long flights, elongated layovers, endless bus rides I finally made it to the acreage of History. The anticipation had built in so much that my all weary self became totally excited to visit the Sound and Light show that very night! Gazing to the historic narration about the rule of ancient Egyptians right in between the desert under the stars by the pyramids and the Sphinx. What more would you have needed to start your trip by listening to the most ancient secrets of the world amidst the aura of colourful display.