Egypt is a mysterious land, full of ancient history and magnificent monuments. Every majestic sunrise and sunset that rose over the desert valleys lit up the air, already rich with mystery. The temples and tombs of Pharaohs and Queens were exquisitely decorated and all towered high into the sky. You could feel the presence of the ancient Egyptian gods residing in their resting places, as the Nile snaked between the lotus flowers, bullrushes and colossal stones that lay in half-ruin from Cairo to Abu Simbel.
The highlight was a sunrise hot-air balloon trip over the Valley of the Kings- oh, and of course going inside the Great Pyramid of Cheops at Giza.