A couple weeks ago I was perusing the Astronomical Society of the Pacific website for information on their upcoming meeting in September and I stumbled upon this page. It’s an announcement of a tour of Egypt next spring (2006) that will coincide with the solar eclipse.
Solar Eclipse? And a tour of Egypt? Drool!
The tour includes visits to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx, Alexandria, Luxor, and 4 nights cruising the Nile. Originally Andrew and I had planned on taking a trip to New Mexico this fall as a first anniversary celebration, but this is just too good to pass up. So, we’ve decided to postpone the New Mexico trip and put all our time, effort, and (especially) savings into this Egypt trip.
We were a bit concerned about the safety of travelling to Egypt, but according to the US State Department’s travel advisories, Egypt is relatively safe, except for a few select areas (like up near the Gaza strip), which the tour will be avoiding. If anything changes before the tour, we’ll re-evaluate the risks.
Now to scrimp and save… oh, and read up on Egypt!