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About Egypt

Egypt has the largest Arabic population in the world.  The formal name of the country is the Arab Republic of Egypt. Around 90% of the population is muslims. On average, only an inch of rain falls in Egypt per year. The shape of the pyramids is thought to have been inspired by the spreading rays of the sun.

The famous Great Pyramid at Giza was built as a burial place for King Khufu 2589-2566 B.C. and took more than 20 years to build. It is built from over two million blocks of limestone, each one weighing as much as two and a half elephants. The pyramid is 149 meters high and the base of the Great Pyramid takes up almost as much space as five football fields. In France, a glass pyramid stands outside the famous Louvre museum as a tribute to the ancient Egyptians and their amazing world.

Hieroglyphs were developed about 3,000 B.C. and may have started as early wall paintings. In contrast to English’s 26 letters, there are more than 700 different Egyptian hieroglyphs.

 

Scuba diving at Abu Dabab II, Red sea, Egypt

This is a video from when I was Scuba diving at Abu Dabab II, Red sea, Egypt in august 2017.
It was a calm day and the second to last dive for our liveaboard trip. I think it was a calm dive, but there was not so much fish as you can see.

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Travel to Hurghada, Egypt 2017

A few days before we were picked up by the operator for our liveaboard diving trip, we spent two days in Hughada city. We walked around and looked along the new marina which consisted of colorful houses and I thought it felt properly finished and nice. But much of the houses along the big street in Hurghada are under renovation and unfinished since the tourism dropped a few years ago.

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Diving Daedalus Reef in Red Sea with MV Nouran

6 Night liveaboard at MV Nouran with Red Sea Explorers. This is one of the best liveaboard destinations I've been to. The north dive site of Deadalus reef offered alot of nosy hammerheads. The west side offered alot of beautiful wall/drift diving. The...

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