I always planned to return to Egypt after my first visit in 2019. Ten days was just enough time to make me realize how much there was to do and see in this amazing country.
In 2022 everything finally aligned for my return. But this time I had an entire month to revisit favorite sites and explore new ones. I hired guides and drivers for a few day trips and my Western Desert adventure but otherwise was on my own. I had time to wander the streets of Cairo, spend hours in museums, and stop to see anything that interested me. I used Uber most of the time but also ventured into the Cairo metro which is a very efficient way to get around the city. I spent a day just walking around the pyramids and hours climbing in and out of tombs in Luxor. I spent an afternoon sailing on a felucca in Aswan and another day visiting a lake in the Nile Delta. And as much as I did on this trip I've already started a list for what to see on my next one - the Siwa Oasis, El Fayoum, and the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum.