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Travel Guide: How to Travel on a Budget

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I have always seen travelling abroad as this impossible mission, one where you need a fair amount of money to do so. But as I traveled more, turns out it isn’t that impossible. Last year, my friends and I decided to do a senior trip to Malaysia and Bali, all on our own. We booked travel tickets, rented an apartment, all by ourselves. And we didn’t spend much, the budget that I had set was around the 20K minus the travel tickets.

So with my little experience, I’m going to narrow somethings down to help you plan for an abroad trip, on your own and save as much as you can.

1- The accommodation

Now, I believe that if you have this figured out, everything else will fall in motion. I usually choose countries where someone I know lives or studies there. If this option is off the table, then your next best option is renting an apartment through airBnB, the website is very easy to use, and it’s not that pricey. You can find a small studio with a reasonable price, it helps if you are travelling as a big group; because when the rent will then be divided on all of you. Another option is staying in a hostel, it may not be comfortable, but it saves a lot!

Tip: remember that a studio or small apartment won’t be as lavish as a hotel, but trust me it will save you A LOT. And when you travel, you barely spend anytime inside, so all you really need is a clean apartment where you can shower and get a good night sleep.

We have booked a studio, it was tiny but cozy. The building was secure and clean, just check the reviews and ratings.

2- The flight ticket 

Usually this is the one thing I don’t risk to save in, but what helps is booking it early and constantly checking for the price. Emirates would be my number one choice for a destination like Malaysia, because you get your transit in Dubai airport, and it’s exquisite!

Tip: Getting to transit will get you a cheaper ticket, and it’s actually better,in fact try to get longer hours if you’re interested in shopping in the airport.

BUT always be close to your gate number, so that you’re ready to board. You don’t want to miss your flight for shopping!

3- The food

If you’re staying in an apartment, then bring canned food from home with you for breakfast and snacks. You can get Nutella, peanut butter, pastas, tuna, canned corn, even cheese and turkey.

But of course, this should not substitute the local food of the country, but fancy restaurants are off the table.

Tip: Don’t worry, we have taken all the above with us, it didn’t get ruined on the plane and we were traveling for long hours. I just prefer to put them in a separate bag and wrap it really good, and this bag will come in handy when you need storage for all the shopping.

4- The shopping 

If you’re travelling on budget then you better check this out of your list, and trust me you want to enjoy the city, shopping wastes a whole lot of time.

Tip: Some countries are known for certain things, then you can get off the budget a little and buy those things that you won’t find in Egypt, and that is my own scale for shopping, can I find this in Egypt? Is this way cheaper than if I get it from Egypt?

5- The transportation 

Depending on the country you’re traveling to, but the best way is through subways and buses. But always check for the prices of train and subway tickets, then compare them with an Uber. Because sometimes, when you’re a big group, it costs less to divide a cab fare than to pay individually for the subway.

Tip: Check google maps for which subway lines to take, and ask people for confirmation, so you don’t get lost.

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Another Great Discovery Uncovered in Minya Governorate of an Ancient Tomb

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Another great discovery has been made in Egypt’s Al-Ghuraifah, in Minya Governorate, where a tomb of an ancient Royal Treasury supervisor has been unearthed.

The ancient tomb was discovered the Egyptian archaeological mission working in the antiquities area of ​​Al-Ghuraifah, in Minya Governorate’s Tuna Al-Jabal, the tomb belongs to Badi Est, a Supervisor of the Royal Treasury.

A number of stone statues were found inside the tomb, all of which are in a good shape and preservation.

According to Mostafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities and Head of the Mission, the cemetery contained a 10 metre deep burial well that leads to a large room with niches carved into the rock.

The well is enclosed by regular shaped stone slabs and contained two limestone statues, one of which is in the shape of the Apis calf, and the other is shaped as a woman.

Waziri also added that the mission discovered 400 blue and green Ushabti statues bearing the name of the deceased, alongside the burials of six of his family members.

 

 

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Work Almost Done at the GEM and Here Are the Latest Updates You should Know!

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The largest museum in the world dedicated to ancient Egyptian culture, the Grand Egyptian Museum will soon be ready for the world to be wowed with its magnificence with 96.5% of the work in the museum finally done!

The general supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum, Major-General Engineer Atef Moftah revealed that 96.5% of work at the GEM has finally been completed, amounting to the transferal of 55 thousand artifacts to the museum.

He also added that the display vitrines for the King Tutankhamun galleries are fully completed and are being tested at the moment. Moreover, 90% of the artifacts has been installed at the Grand Staircase and the surveillance and control system are being finalized.

Moftah also discussed the possibility of installing cable cars! He said that there is an ongoing study that is looking at connecting the beginning of the Fayoum Road with the museum. How cool would that ride be!

These cable cars will be used to transport tourists from the GEM’s hotel area all the way to the bottom of the Giza Plateau, making the ride both easier and much more enjoyable!

Also, there is another study is discussing the possibility of directly linking Cairo Airport and hotels that will be developed within the museum area.

Commenting on the recent discovery in Saqqara, Moftah said: “I requested that the Saqqara Cache be added to the artefacts scheduled for display in the GEM, as well as the Asasif Cache, both will join the museum’s exhibition programme. We will prepare two exhibition halls of the GEM to be called the ‘Hidden Hall’ to hold the coffins. The GEM has two museum exhibition halls with a total area of 2500 square meters, in addition to three halls measuring 600 square meters for temporary displays and exhibitions of both ancient and modern art”.

We can’t wait for the opening of the museum that will completely transform tourism in Egypt, a place that will display the first ever hanging obelisk on show at the entrance of the museum!

Who’s as excited as we are for the grand opening?

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Another Significant Discovery In Minya Unearthed Ancient Amulets and Scarab Figurines

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It looks like the Ministry of Antiquities is on a streak with some continuous discoveries that keep on blowing us away! This time, the Egyptian archeological mission uncovered amulets and scarab figurines in Minya Governate.

The amulets and scarab figurines that come in different sizes and shapes were discovered in ​​Al-Ghuraifa, Tuna Al-Jabal in Minya, they were found inside the coffin of Jehuty Imhotep, the chief priest of the god Jehuty from the 26th dynasty.

This discovery follows the announcement of yet another remarkable discovery just last week of over 59 coffins (also in the Minya Governate).

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عثرت البعثة الأثرية المصرية بمنطقة آثار الغريفة بتونا الجبل بالمنيا على مجموعة من التمائم و الجعارين مختلفة الأشكال و الأحجام الأسبوع الماضي داخل بئر للدفن، وذلك داخل تابوت جحوتي إم حتب، كبير كهنة الإله جحوتي من الاسرة 26. أسفرت أعمال الحفائر بالمنطقة كذلك عن العثور على بئر آخر للدفن بعمق ١٠ آمتار، وسوف تقوم البعثة بإزالة هذه الألواح للكشف عما ورائها من أسرار. The Egyptian archaeological mission in ​​Al-Ghuraifa, Tuna Al-Jabal in Minya discovered amulets and scarabs of different shapes and sizes inside the coffin of Jehuty Imhotep, the chief priest of the god Jehuty from the 26th dynasty. The discoveries were found by the mission last week inside a burial shaft. Excavations in the area also revealed another burial shaft, 10 meters deep. Inside it is a large burial chamber containing niches carved into the stones and lined with stone slabs. The mission will remove these panels to reveal more secrets behind them very soon.

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According to the secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities and head of the excavation mission, Mostafa Waziry, some of the newly discovered amulets are in the shape of hearts and others depict god Hathor’s head, the four sons of the god Horus, and a winged amulet.

Also worth mentioning is that a 10-metre-deep burial shaft was also discovered in the area, it houses a large chamber with three niches covered by stone beams.

Who knows what else lies hidden deep down in the underground of our magnificent country, waiting for us to discover it and dug it out!

 

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