what do you think, bro?
So yeah, lots of stuff to see. yahoo doesn't have the best of 'stuff to do', and everything is kind of in the main cities (read: cairo). some cool stuff, though (horseback by the pyramids at sunset?? hot). oh, also we should plan on a few days in cairo at the beginning in order to get a permit to go into the desert (the oases require a military permit in addition to the visa we'll get in brussels).
i am concerned we might have too little time to do two countries. i'd rather do one country well, you know? we'll see. but check out this site for a good overview: http://touregypt.net/edestinations.htm
ideas: nile boating. camel safari into the desert. Siwa (ancient old city in the desert). mt sinai area. diving in the red sea. ooh, find out when the best diving stuff is...we might need to go as soon as possible to try to avoid the seasonal rush - and also, you might think about doing dive training there, if you're going to stay out. a few sites kind of mentioned you could get partially paid for working/learning there, which might be harder to swing in asia. pyramids, obvy. archaeological sites. sandboarding. lake nassar, maybe we can do some sort of boating activity stuff there. luxor, of course (valley of the kings!). aswan. there are quite a few national park areas in egypt, maybe we could go to a couple?
i dunno, i'm always up to see pyramids, ancient art, mummies, etc, pretty much for as long/as many times as you'd like. i'm also interested in: natural beauty stuff, camel travel, and The People. i really would like to try to get to know the egyptians a bit; we'll have to pick up a little arabic, you know. although probably the men will have more english - and you probably won't be able to talk to the women anyway, at least most of 'em.