Egypt Hello and welcome to Egypt. There are many interesting things that you can see and do here in Egypt. When I visited Egypt I had a good time exploring and enjoying the wonderful sites here. Location Absolute Location: On my trip I visited the capital of Egypt which is Cairo. Since Cairo is located at 30 degrees north and 31 degrees east and it has deserts in it. Relative Location: The relative location of Egypt is north of Sudan, east of Libya, south of the Mediterranean Sea, and west of the Red Sea. Since the Mediterranean Sea is south of Egypt and not far away, you can take a boat trip in this vast sea. Place Physical features: The Nile River is one famous physical feature in Egypt. It provide Egypt's people with a source of survival for thousands of years. This famous river is the longest river in the world. Whenever you visit Egypt make sure that you visit this famous river. Another physical feature in Egypt is an oases. An oases is an area of desert where water flows underground. Oases water is rich in sulfur and other minerals. It is valued for its health benefits. If you ever go in a desert and you do not have any water, dig underground and you might find a oases if you are lucky. When you visit the Nile River you should also visit the Nile River Valley. The Nile River Valley is a green ribbon of fertile land that lies on either side of the Nile River. The valley contains some of the worlds richest soil, which the Egyptians call kemet, or black land. When I visited the Nile River Valley I was suprised that the grass and things that grew there were growing so fast. It is because the Nile River Valley is very fertile. Human characteristics: One thing that humans built in Egypt was the Great Temple. The Great Temple of Abu Simbel was carved out of a sandstone cliff almost 3,500 years ago! It is a suprise that it still stands today even though it is made of sandstone. This is a magnificent site to visit when you visit Egypt. Another human characteristic of Egypt is the Great Sphinx. Guarding the pyramids is the famous figure of the Great Sphinx. The Egyptians call this huge statue Abu'l Hol, the terrible or awsome one. It's lion body is 73 meters long and its human head is 20 meters long. Each eye of the Sphinx is 2 meters long. This is what Egypt is known for, the Great Sphinx. When I visited the Great Sphinx I was dumbfounded by its titanic size. Finally there are the pyramids of Giza. They stand on a desert plain at Gaza, outside Cairo. The pyramids are gigantic stone monuments that are more than 4,500 years old. they were build as tombs for ancient pharoahs built by thousands of workers. It was very cool to be able to go inside these pyramids and see the tombs of ancient pharoahs who once ruled Egypt. You should go in these pyramids too. Human Environment Interaction In Egypt, Egyptians rely on the Nile River for many things. They rely on the Nile for water when a drought occurs. They also rely on the Nile for fish to eat and flooding because the flooding replenishes Egypt's soil. When you go visit the Nile you will probably see people swarming around it. The Nile is a very popular tourist site. You would want to visit this titanic river when you visit Egypt. Movement When you visit Egypt you will probably be wondering how you should travel. Well, to Egyptians, traveling by buses, trains, 4x4 jeeps/ cars, feluccas(traditional fishing boats), and camals. You would probably want to travel by one of these ways. A uncommon way to travel in Egypt is by camals. Not a lot of people travel on camals and if you do it you will seem very awkward to people in Egypt. Region The climate region in Egypt is desert and there is not a lot of rainfall. It is very hotthere. So, I advise you to were light clothing. Not warm and heavy clothing. Some years there is not any rainfall but some years there are flashfloods. The amount of rainfall a place gets is based on where it is located. When you go on a trip to Egypt you should bring a lot of water because it is very hot there. The weather that is common in Egypt is that it is very hot in the day but cold in the night. Egypt only has two seasons, a mild winter season which extends from the month of November to the month of April, and a hot summer season which is from the month of May to the month of October. You can go to Egypt any time you want because it is warm there any time of the year. Animals that can be found in Egypt are gazelles, foxes, hyenas, jackel, boar, lizards, snakes, crocodiles, hippos, eagles, falcons, vultures, owls, hawks, scorpions, fish, etc. When I saw these animals I took pictures of all of them. The landscape of Egypt is a desert. A, B, C's of Culture: Government: Egypt has a semi-presidential system in which both a prime minister and a president rule. Dress: Egyptians wear a turban called a musaka. When I was on my trip in Egypt I saw a lot of people wearing this turban so I also bought one and wore it. Language: Some people in the south speak Nubian and some people in the west speak Berber. Other languages spoken in Egypt are Beja, and Coptic. I suggest that you should learn one of these languages so you can speak with natives in Egypt. Economy: Egypt has a very strong economy growth but there is still a big difference between the rich and the poor. You should bring a lot of money with you when you go to Egypt. Vacation and Recreation: People in Egypt visit the pyramids, do horseback riding in the night, go to the disco, and make a trip to the Nile for fun. Other Egyptians were among the very first people to invent writing, along with ink and paper. Also, Egyptians created glass and faience objects. Finally, Senet, a game played in ancient egypt, is one of the oldest board games of the world.
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