The mysterious rotating statue: Egyptian-inspired travel

The mysterious rotating statue: Egyptian-inspired travel

June 28th, 2013

By Aimee Heckel

An Egyptian statue has been caught on video mysteriously moving from inside its glass case in an England museum. This Egyptian artifact is getting a lot of media attention right now.

If this news has you dreaming about an Egyptian-inspired vacation, check out these ideas and tips.

1. Beware: Egypt may not be the safest place to travel right nowThe U.S. Department of State issued an alert last month, warning Americans of possible political and social unrest in Egypt right now, after a U.S. citizen was attacked with a knife near the embassy last month. The travel alert stands through mid-August.

In addition, women traveling to Egypt have a unique set of challenges, due to cultural differences with the United States. Experts advise women travelers dress conservatively, avoid eye contact, turn conversations toward your family and don’t take food or drinks from strangers.

banner5832. If you still want to venture to Egypt, consider a luxury resort vacation. The Sierra Sharm El Shiekh Resort (see photo) is an all-inclusive, five-star hotel offers seven swimming pools, a private beach, plenty of outdoor activities and special kids’ activities.

3. Check for cheap flights through Expedia.com and using coupon codes. Never pay full price for an air flight, with the long list of coupon codes and special promos you can find online.

Check out Expedia‘s current deals on a flight to Egypt here.
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4. Learn more about Egypt’s tourism by checking the official tourism website. Learn where to go, what to see and how to make it happen. See the Great Pyramids and the famous Sphinx. Visit temples, mummies and amazing art. There is no other vacation in the world quite like this.

lower_sphinx5. Indulge in an Egypt-inspired trip — in the United States. 

The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Planetarium in San Jose, Calif., is home to the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts in western Northern America. In addition, the Penn Museum has a “Sphinx Gallery” (see photo) that houses Egyptian architecture and historical artifacts.

Money-saving tip: If you’re looking for deals on travel attractions, check out these travel attraction deals and discounts.

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Aimee's passion for storytelling has brought her around the world as a journalist, writing award-winning news articles about Haiti and Uganda. Aimee studied international journalism at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, and she majored in journalism and German at Colorado State University. When she's not writing stories for a Colorado newspaper, she travels and volunteers for Think Humanity, her family's nonprofit that helps refugees and disadvantaged people in Africa. She's also a mom, a wife and a furious bargain-hunter. Reach out to her at AimeeHeckel.com, find her travel board on Pinterest, follow her on Twitter, or ping her on Google+.

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