Dugald Jellie finds ancient Egypt is no match for imperial luxury.
The Great Pyramid of Giza was one of the ancient wonders of the world, and even most travellers today would not consider a trip to Egypt complete without seeing the pyramids.
Many Australian travellers don't mean to be rude, but when they don't do their research they run the risk of being unwittingly offensive.
Be it saving bears, unearthing ruins or chasing miracles, special-interest tours get you to the heart of the action.
Dugald Jellie stands in the desert at El Alamein, the last great killing field of Australian soldiers where the war was turned.
At the gateway to the Great Sand Sea, David Wroe is enchanted by a remote Berber oasis that time (almost) forgot.
Belinda Jackson follows a roll call of legendary leaders to Alexandria.
Expecting harassment, Belinda Jackson instead feels only welcomed.
Nothing prepares you for the size and greatness of this captivating place. Sites such as Luxor's Karnak temple; the sand-swept tombs of the Valley of the Dead; Abu Simbel or the Great Pyramids are awe-inspiring. But you can also dine like pharaohs on the banks of the magnificent Red Sea after a day's snorkelling on the blue hole; or investigate its history in the fascinating museums of Cairo.