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"Adventure Time! Spring Break in Egypt" by Michaela Arguin

"Adventure Time! Spring Break in Egypt" by Michaela Arguin

Me and three other AMIDEAST Jordan students decided to venture out during Spring Break to Egypt! It was truly a once and a lifetime trip, hence why I decided to document it for you in this photo diary. It was also our first time leaving Jordan since arriving in January, so it was so much fun to travel outside the country! Hope you enjoy! 

Day 1

We arrived in Cairo, checked into our AirBnB, toured Tahrir Square, met up with Egyptian friends who brought us to the Citadel and so many amazing mosques and monuments. Photo credit: Arguin, 2019

Touring Cairo on our first day. Photo credit: Arguin, 2019

So much to see in Cairo! Photo credit: Arguin, 2019

Cairo! Photo credit: Arguin, 2019

Taking in the sights in Cairo. Photo credit: Arguin, 2019

Beautiful Cairo. Photo credit: Arguin, 2019

The busy streets of Cairo. Photo credit: Arguin, 2019

Our Egyptian friends drove us through old Cairo, took us to El-Prince, an authentic Egyptian restaurant that was entirely outdoors! Photo credit: Arguin, 2019

After dinner we went on a nighttime Nile taxi. Photo credit: Arguin, 2019

Our last stop of the day was to walk around the Ghan Al-Ghalili market. Photo credit: Arguin, 2019

Day 2

We went to the pyramids! Photo credit: Arguin, 2019

Our group in front of the pyramids. Photo credit: Arguin, 2019

So many photo opportunities! Photo credit: Arguin, 2019

Of course we rode camels! Photo credit: Arguin, 2019

Riding camels at the pyramids. Photo credit: Arguin, 2019

The Sphinx. Photo credit: Arguin, 2019

We hung out at an outdoor cafe before taking the metro to the train station to take the overnight train to Luxor. Photo credit: Arguin, 2019

Koshari! Photo credit: Arguin, 2019

Day 3

We arrived in Luxor and went straight to the temple. Photo credit: Arguin, 2019

Our first stop was Valley of the Kings and we saw King Tut’s mummy and then we went to so many other temples and statues in the area. Photo credit: Arguin, 2019

We crossed the Nile and rode in a horse and buggy, checked into our new AirBnB. Photo credit: Arguin, 2019

Taking a moment to relax. Photo credit: Arguin, 2019

Walking around. Photo credit: Arguin, 2019

We had lunch at an amazing restaurant called Africa, and then a sunset dinner along the Nile. Photo credit: Arguin, 2019

Day 4

We woke up really early to go on a hot air balloon ride! Photo credit: Arguin, 2019

The hot air balloon ride was amazing. Photo credit: Arguin, 2019

After the hot air balloon, we rented bikes and biked all around the city of Luxor. Then we crossed the Nile again and went to Karnak Temple. Photo credit: Arguin, 2019

Visiting Karnak Temple. Photo credit: Arguin, 2019

Posing with the statues. Photo credit: Arguin, 2019

After Karnak, we rode another horse and buggy to get to a cafe where we ate dinner and waited for the night train. Photo credit: Arguin, 2019

Day 5 

Last day!! Once back in Cairo, we headed right for the Egyptian Museum and got to see so many mummies and artifacts, but there were no photos allowed! And lastly, we went back to Ghan Al-Ghalili to buy some souvenirs, headed to the airport and came back to Amman! 

"Adventures Outside of Amman, Jordan" by Ciara Tenney

"Adventures Outside of Amman, Jordan" by Ciara Tenney

AMIDEAST Spring 2019 Contest!

AMIDEAST Spring 2019 Contest!