Foodie guide to Egypt – 12 traditional Egyptian foods you need to try

Foodie guide to Egypt – 12 traditional Egyptian foods you need to try

Egypt is such a popular spot amongst long term travelers. Manly because it is affordable, it has an amazing history and sites to visit and the culture is very different to that of the western society. With cultural differences also comes the different cuisine, and this is most desirable among fellow travelers. You can find traditional  Egyptian dishes and also dishes that are modernized through the trend of fusion cooking with western flavors.

  1.      Fresh hot flatbread (street food on every corner)

  2. Fattah

  3. Tahina Salad (every restaurant has its own version and tastes different everywhere)

  4.      Mahshi

  5. Om Ali (Nubian Restaurant Hurghada Marina)

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How to spend the perfect day in Luxor

How to spend the perfect day in Luxor

Luxor is one of Egypt’s most spectacular cities to explore. The west bank of Luxor offers more than 14 ancient archaeological sites. Being surrounded by these historic sites that are more than 5000 years old is so inexpiable and it gives me shivers writing about it. Believe us, Luxor needs some time to explore entirely. We stayed in Luxor for 4 days and that was just enough for us to visit the few temples we wanted to see. Our hotel was located on the West Bank and it certainly is one of the most welcoming places we have stayed at in Egypt.

During our stay we met quite a few people that had less time than us and still trying to squeeze everything into two days. Although this is doable, it is a little exhausting (especially in the heat) and you have to know exactly what you want to do and what places you want to visit before you arrive. If two days is your max then our recommendation is to go to the West Bank of Luxor for one day and the east side on the other day.

Dave and I are always up for adventure, that’s why we decided to explore Luxor differently than most other tourists. We hired bicycles! Our lovely host Abu Naga recommended a bike rental shop down the road which did not require any deposit. We paid 80 EGP per day for 2 bicycles which is about 4€.

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