Treasure trove of delights

Egypt has something for everyone, whether you’re seeking historical treks in noisy, bustling Luxor or a luxurious, relaxing break in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, writes Michelle Devane

21st March, 2009

From 30,000 feet, Egypt appears strangely tranquil. Clear waters lap against a flat desert coastline, while inland, vast swathes of unspoilt land abound, until brightly painted homes begin to dot the landscape and the Nile comes into view.

But standing in the chaotic, noisy and bustling town of Luxor, you realise it’s not as idyllic as it appears. In fact, it is raw, undeveloped and absolutely captivating.

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