Filming on the Nile: Join Me in Egypt!

Rick Steves at Abu Simbel

To spice up my holiday season, I’ve been in Egypt with my crew making a TV special. I scouted this shoot a few years ago but things got too tense politically to recommend travel there, so I put the shoot on hold. Things feel more stable now and tourism seems to be kicking back into gear, so we’re filming!

Egypt lends itself more to organized tourism rather than independent travel; it can be pretty intense and challenging. While it may not be for everybody, I love traveling here and am excited to share our adventures as we make a great TV special. If you’ve been to Egypt recently, how was your experience? What were the challenges? The rewards? Did you travel on your own or with a group?