• Kom Ombo Temple
    Locations & History

    Kom Ombo and Aswan Dam [Travel Guide]

    Kom Ombo and Aswan Dam Ever wondered why Kom Ombo and Aswan Dam are so important? Check out this article to learn about Kom Ombo and Aswan Dam. It’ll detail their history, significance in Egypt’s culture and what you can expect to see and do there! Kom Ombo Temple When was Kom Ombo Temple built? It is said that the Temple of Kom Ombo was built during the Graeco-Roman period (332BC – AD 395). However, some elements of its structure, the most derelict parts, date back to the 18th dynasty. It is these derelict parts that give the temple an outward skeletal appearance, impressing on the mind images of change,…

  • Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut
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    Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut [History Guide]

    Why was the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut built? The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut is a resting place for the Queen. It is also a memorial temple that worships and honours Queen Hatshepsut. The geographical location, on the west bank of the River Nile, is significant. It’s not only facing the city of Luxor but it also marks the entrance to the Valley of the Kings. This puts the temple at the heart of the ancient capital Thebes. Consequently, the Queen is eternally placed in the minds of the Egyptian people. Strategically, Hatshepsut found a way to always reign over Egypt. Locals, traders, visitors and descendent kings or queens would always…

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    Egypt Travel Bucket List | Spectacular Sites

    Like all my others, my Egypt Travel Bucket List has been steadily growing over the years. There is an endless array of spectacular landmarks and experiences just waiting for you in Egypt. But because of everything that has happened there, many travellers have been too afraid to visit. Whilst some areas in Egypt are deemed unsafe, the British government estimated 415,000 British nationals visited Egypt in 2018 and most visits were trouble-free. When I went to Egypt a few years ago, I managed to check some incredible, once-in-a-lifetime adventures off my Egypt Travel Bucket List. I took a cruise down the Nile River, visited a plethora of temples that had…

  • Bath Travel Bucket List
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    Bath Travel Bucket List Challenge

    So, why did I create my Bath Travel Bucket List? Well, next month is a huge month for me. I will no longer be an English undergraduate at the University of Nottingham; Instead, I will be moving to my favourite city in the U. K., Bath. I will be starting my first job, embarking on a new life, and hopefully making new friends. I’ll be searching for exciting new things to do in one of the most beautiful and charming cities in England. But one thing I really don’t want to do is get absorbed or lost in the working world of Bath. I don’t want to miss out on…

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    Oxford Travel Bucket List

    This summer has been pretty incredible, so far. I have been lucky enough to go back to Oxford and see some unforgettable things the city has to offer. I was so captured by my trip I wanted to create my Oxford Travel Bucket List to inspire others to explore the city and to remind myself to discover more of Oxford. When I go out on day trips, weekend breaks or even longer trips, I find it is easy to get swept up in the excitement and wonder of a new place that I either forget to visit important, once-in-a-lifetime sites or that I run out of time to do everything…

  • things to do in Oxford
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    Things to do in Oxford | One Day Itinerary

    Oxford, Oxfordshire is definitely one of the most famous and charming cities in the United Kingdom. Is the hype overrated? Heck, NO! There are a plethora of things to do in Oxford for people of all ages and with a train, bus and car access, it is the perfect city for a hassle-free day trip from whatever part of England you’re in. The last time I was in Oxford, I spent the entire day attending the university’s Open Day. I went to all the English and History lectures, worrying about which college I’d end up applying to. In the end, I didn’t go to the University of Oxford, so ultimately…

  • My Ultimate Travel Bucket List
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    My Ultimate Travel Bucket List

    What Inspired Me To Create My Ultimate Travel Bucket List? So why did I create my ultimate travel bucket list? First, for as long as I can remember, I have wanted to travel the world. Some say that is because of my Aquarius nature but I have a sneaky feeling it is because of my family. My parents have travelled to some amazing places like Bangkok, Africa, India, Vietnam and Bali (to name but a few) and the stories they told and pictures they showed awoke something within me. I can only describe it as a hunger to travel or a calling, which believe me I know sounds cheesy or…

  • A Visit To Oxford
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    A Visit To Oxford In 25 Photos

    The Ultimate Visual Guide for Visiting Oxford Is Oxford on your bucket list? Do you want to go to one of the most beautiful universities in England? Or have you ever wanted to experience the magical world of Harry Potter through its filming locations? Well, these 25 photos, not only offer a muggle’s guide to Harry Potter but they prove that a visit to Oxford can be an awe-inspiring, wonderland kind of experience. A Visit To Oxford & Its Historic Streets There are so many wonderful streets in Oxford that are oh-so-cute and definitely worth a wander down. A visit to Oxford wouldn’t be complete without taking a leisurely stroll…

  • Jane Austen In Bath
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    Jane Austen In Bath | A Literary Tour

    Whilst it has been over 200 years since the death of Jane Austen, the city of Bath has certainly not forgotten her. To visit Bath is to step into the world Jane herself lived in for a significant portion of her lifetime. The Georgian architecture, which is the same as when Jane walked the streets, make the city feel like it is frozen in time. It is this visual grandeur that makes it easy to see why Bath sparked an unrivalled inspiration for her novels.  What Is Jane Austen’s Connections To Bath? The queen of wit and satire, the genius behind the nation’s beloved Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, Northanger Abbey and…

  • Prior Park
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    Prior Park, Bath’s Spellbinding Secret Garden

    Prior Park, our Nation’s heritage through landscape design  This 18th-century landscape garden is unlike any other National Trust site. Yes, Prior Park has a history, and yes, it is bewitching, but there’s something so much more profound at work here. The landscape’s story is a true testament to how history can be revealed not just through beautiful architecture or the battlements of ancient castles. Instead, the rolling hills, the sweeping valley and winding woodland unveil the truth of the social and economic conditions within the 18th century. Are you intrigued? Read on and you’ll experience Bath’s Prior Park like a true 18th-century person.  An aristocratic origin  Looking out over the…