I quell the rising panic as the breath of a long-dead pharaoh seems to warm my neck.
It's not the flashiest airline, nor is it the cheapest, but EgyptAir's your best bet for direct flights in and out of Cairo.
The gems of ancient art that were moved to make way for modernity.
When arriving in Cairo airport never, ever park and walk to the terminal.
I have never been so often out of my comfort zone, mostly in a good way.
Ancient history, lively streets and desert adventure await.
Egypt's Unfinished Obelisk is forever tethered to home soil.
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.