3 Girls – 3 Nights in Cairo, Egypt

3 nights in Cairo / Giza was a dream. The energy here feels otherworldly and mystical. It feels ancient, significant, and mysterious.

I went with 2 other girls for a long weekend. We stayed at City View Hotel and I highly recommend this place; it was very centrally located and affordable. They had an airport pick up and set us up with some great tours. We were within walking distance to alot of Cairo’s main attractions, although we did not do much wandering since we didn’t have time and were unsure of the safety.

Our tour guide Mady Osama from Lets Explore Egypt is still a friend today. He was hilarious and showed us the Giza plateau, the sphinx, the pyramids of Giza (which we entered), ancient tombs (we also entered), and other ancient burial sites and pyramids. He also showed us to essential oil shops, jewelry stores, papyrus art stores, and more around Cairo. If you love essential oils like I do, Cairo is essential oil haven. I love the lotus flower and black narcissus oil I found from Siwa Perfumes.

We did another tour of the Mosque of Muhammad Ali, The Hanging Church, and the Egyptian Museum. This was not through Mady. These were all some of the best things I’ve ever seen while traveling. Old Cairo is like walking back into biblical times and Giza is like visiting another planet all together. As an American these places just felt very otherworldly.

*This is not a city I would recommend trying to navigate alone. Definitely hire a tour guide.

Words can not describe how incredible this experience was to me. I feel a major connection to Egypt and it’s sacred history. I will be going back to this incredible place soon.

Here are photos from our trip around the sites of Cairo and Giza.

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Egypts oldest pyramid

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Inside a tomb

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Entering a tomb

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Mosque of Muhammad Ali

Mosque of Muhammad Ali

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Mosque of Muhammad Ali

Mosque of Muhammad Ali

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The Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum

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The Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum

The Hanging Church

Where Jesus, Mary, and Joseph hid while Jesus was an infant – The Hanging Church

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The Best Things To See in Ireland

Two words to describe Ireland: Green and cozy.

Ireland is ranked in the top 10 safest countries in the world (The U.S. is #106). The people are warm and friendly and the scenery is hard to beat. It is one of my favorite European countries and a top destination I would recommend for solo travelers.

Here are 7 of the best things to see in Ireland:

The Cliffs of Moher & Galway 

We took a day trip from Dublin to Cliffs of Moher and it was excellent. Our tour guide sang us Irish lullabies on the bus ride and told us ancient myths about faeries. We stopped in Galway for lunch, which is a lovely city as well.

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Trinity College Library – Dublin

I’M IN LOVE WITH THIS PLACE. It’s a book lovers dream. Its also ranked one of the best libraries in the world. It holds the historic Book of Kells, a gospel book created by Celtic monks around 800 AD, along with journals, maps, special collections, etc.

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Tour the Guinness Storehouse – Dublin 

This is a must see. It’s an impressive building that spreads across seven floors. You get a pint of Guinness and one of the best views of the city. I learned a lot about the science and art behind brewing beer.

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See all of the amazing parks. Ireland has some of the most enchanting parks I’ve seen. The colors in the fall are out of this world. These pictures were taken in Dublin.

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Tour some Castles and Cathedrals – Dublin It will be hard to see them all (they are EVERYWHERE) but I loved the guided tour of Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, as well as Dublin Castle.

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral

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Christ Church Cathedral

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Inside the basement Christ Church Cathedral. The show The Tutors was filmed here.

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See the Irish Countryside. There is so much magic in the Irish countryside. Even if you only have a couple days in Dublin, be sure to leave the city because the green rolling hills, castles, and coastlines are breathtaking.

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Explore Downtown Dublin – Dublin has a lot to see, both modern and ancient. The famous Temple Bar area is a must. There are also great museums dedicated to Irish authors.

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