I’m a proud PADI AmbassaDiver + this post is brought to you by PADI. After three exotic weeks exploring Egypt (and alliterating, apparently), it was time for one final adventure: a camel diving safari to the remote Bedouin settlement of Ras Abu Galum. I know what you’re thinking. How the heck do you get a dive mask on […]
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It’s no secret I had a magical time underwater in Sharm El Sheikh. But what about onboard the boat? Liveaboard reviews can be tough to find, and I feel like it’s the kind of thing you really want an honest personal assessment of — considering there’s no escape once you’re onboard! So I’m writing the review […]
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If you’ve been reading Alex in Wanderland for a while, you know one thing for certain — packing light is not one of my strengths. But never has it been more important than when boarding a liveaboard dive boat! Tight quarters in the cabins, a specialized sport involved, no access to stores to replace anything you […]
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Thank you all so much for your patience as I’ve taken a hiatus from blogging to focus on supporting my family through my mother’s terminal cancer diagnosis. Time feels more precious than ever but I have been missing writing and the connection it makes me feel to my mom, also a writer by trade — and, […]
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For many, the greatest draw to Egypt is the pyramids and the many other temples and ruins that stand as testament to one of the most fascinating civilizations of all time. For some, another world beckons — the one found under the surface of the Red Sea. For scuba divers, the Red Sea is one of […]
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If you’ve been reading my Egypt coverage so far, you know that my felucca ride up the Nile was the absolute highlight of my time in mainland Egypt. Boarding in Aswan and sailing towards Luxor, my Travel Talk Tours group spent two nights and two days of breezy bliss watching the world pass by with our […]
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In my last post, I gave the whole scoop on my Travel Talk Tour of Egypt — what I liked, what I loved, and what I loathed about the logistics of the tour I painstakingly chose. In this post, we’re getting down to the fun stuff… the magical sights of Egypt that many of us have […]
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Talk about leaving things to the last minute: literally, I landed in Egypt unsure if I was going to take a group tour or not. I had three nights booked at a lush apartment in Cairo, and after that I had a week in which I’d planned to either hop on a whirlwind group tour, or […]
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There’s more to Cairo than the pyramids. I’m sure some of you are like, um, duh, and others of you, like me fairly recently, are leaning in whispering, “tell me more.” The truth is that when I first started planning my trip to Egypt, I was clueless! It wasn’t a country I had any base level […]
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Landing in Cairo International Airport, I felt a sense of calm wash over me. I’d been restless for a true adventure for ages, and so while the usual new country nerves were buzzing, the sense of relief I felt at having made a dream into a reality was stronger. Whatever the next three weeks had in […]
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