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Egypt Dispatch Part I – The Secret Chamber

Date: November 29, 2023 | By: Ashish Sanghrajka | Category: Travel Blog

The Great Pyramid

Egypt is special as it is a hybrid educational, where advisors are invited to bring their clients. Our focus is on showcasing the overland route between Luxor and Aswan and thousands of years of history. However, it goes further than that. Egypt is on the precipice of an era of discovery, with new artifacts found by local archaeologists almost daily (with the brand name archaeologists doing the PR rounds, though that is a different discussion).

It seems, almost every day I am reading about a new burial chamber, tomb, or pyramid that is being discovered. I have to tell you, it is exciting, and it reminds me of my first visit as a teenager, eating the local food in Cairo that was all familiar since it was similar to the food I ate visiting my grandmother and the rest of my mother’s family in Sudan.


There is something else at play, however. Egypt has not had an easy road to prominence, and tourism has been a central driver. Like most countries in Africa and Latin America post-pandemic, Egypt is facing a debt crisis and currency shortage that can only be cured by GDP growth, most of which is fueled by tourism. The country has risen up from the revolution in 2010 through a lost decade to the very front, where it belongs. This is the beginning of civilization and the history that powered or facilitated the emergence of almost every major empire that came after. The similarities to the Romans, Greeks, and even the pre-Incan Peruvians are undeniable.

This is what makes this visit to Egypt so special. We have initiatives in the pipeline that will open a new window into the history of ancient Egypt, bringing our travelers not just along for the journey but rather putting them in the driver’s seat.

Stay tuned, and in the meantime, enjoy part I of our Egypt dispatch.



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