Monday, June 18, 2012

Where Exactly is Egypt, Anyway?

If you're anything like me, English was your strong suit in school, not Geography. For those of you who aren't sure exactly where Egypt is, I'm posting this handy-dandy map. 

Egypt is on the continent of Africa. It's actually two pieces of land -- the main country and a tiny triangle on Egypt's upper right called the Sinai Peninsula. Between the main country and the Sinai is the Suez Canal. It was built by the French to connect the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea so ships wouldn't have to sail around the bottom of Africa. Now the canal belongs to Egypt. On the other side of the Sinai is Israel, which is considered to be on the Asian continent. Most Middle Eastern peace talks are held in the Egyptian city of Sharm-El-Sheik at the bottom of the little triangular Sinai.

I live on the eastern coast by the Red Sea, and it's just beautiful!

15 comments:

Kelly Hashway said...

I bet the Red Sea is gorgeous! You must have a great view.

Also, thank you for including my books in the really cool amazon widget you have going on in your sidebar. That means so much to me. :) <3

Cherie Reich said...

I'd love to visit Egypt one day. :)

Jessie Harrell said...

thanks so much for adding Destined to your book widget! I appreciate it so much.
and I'm loving all of your Egypt posts. I did know where Egypt was, but didn't know most of the other info you shared. Travel there is definitely on my to-do list, but not until it gets safer for Americans to travel there. :(

tfwalsh said...

When I was in primary school I wanted to become an Egyptologist, and read everything I could on Egypt... One day I plan on visiting the pyramids and the museums:) Funny, last night I watched a cooking show about Egyptians living in Australia - so much yummy food. Do you cook a lot of traditional Egyptian dishes?

Majanka Verstraete said...

Egypt is my number one holiday spot. I really want to go there on holiday this year, but alas, not enough funds! Hopefully next year. I love pyramids, mummies, and everything related!

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Pk Hrezo said...

Oh I bet it is beautiful! I've always wanted to visit. Someday!

Oddly enough, geography was more a fave than English to me. I've always had a thing for maps... give me a fiction tale with a map and i'm in heaven. lol

Lucy Adams said...

In 7th grade, we were required to take World Geography and the world seemed like a huge place to me then. But the more I travel, the more I realize how small our planet is.

Charmaine Clancy said...

I suck at geography, I'm writing a story with a setting of Ancient Egypt and have been meaning to look up the exact location - thanks :)

Candilynn Fite said...

Wow, Lexa! You live in Egypt? What a fascinating area of the world. I can't imagine what it would be like. Donkey carts? I'd be in awe-pencil-in-hand-captivated every day. There must be a "story" around ever corner.

I really would prefer not to embarrass myself, but I had no idea Egypt was in Africa! Thanks for teaching me something. :))

New follower. Oh, and thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog! I do hope you participate in my fiction contest. I'd love a huge participation. :))

Candilynn Fite said...

Stunning blog header!!!

Clarissa Draper said...

It does sound like a wonderful country. I'm glad I found your blog. I'm interested in learning about other countries.

Precy Larkins said...

Very cool!

Lexa, I tagged you in a meme: http://readywritego.blogspot.com/2012/06/blog-awards-i-cant-ignore-anymore-part_21.html

:)

Medeia Sharif said...

I hope to visit one day. I love water views.

Cat Lavoie said...

Egypt sounds like such a beautiful place! :)
Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind words. Hope you're having a great weekend! :)

SA Larsenッ said...

Thanks for stopping by Writers Ally, yesterday!!

And your location sounds gorgeous. I'd love to visit!!

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