It's a simple and indisputable fact that the British summer (such as it was) is officially over and winter is here to stay. As the nights become longer and the weather gets steadily worse, some people find they experience SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder): depressive symptoms associated with the gradual loss of vitamin D, normally sourced by the body from UVB rays in sunlight. Living in the UK, we're particularly at risk of developing SAD as the sun becomes a distant memory and grey skies prevail.
If you're worried about developing SAD, and scraping your brain for good holiday ideas, why not think about jetting off somewhere hot and sunny and getting that much-needed vitamin D boost this winter? Egypt is a great choice for a winter getaway: even in December the sun is shining and the temperature is comfortably over 20 degrees – just imagine the warm air on your face as you step off the plane, drying away all memories of the rain.
Whether your holiday preferences lean towards history, nature, water sports or just relaxing on a beautiful beach, Egypt will leave you spoilt for choice. The medieval town of Cairo has all the hubbub of a bustling city. Steeped in history and ancient culture, this is the perfect place to do a bit of shopping in the souk and try out some local delicacies.
It would be a crime to ignore the Great Pyramids, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, still as mystical and mysterious today as they were when first discovered so many years ago. Go back to biblical times on a visit to Mount Sinai and Moses’ burning bush, or meander down the Nile on an Egyptian cruise, ending up at the Red Sea Riviera for the beach holiday of a lifetime.
The glittering waters offer some of the world's best diving and snorkelling, with the chance to see thousands of different species of marine life at close hand. If you get tired of the sea, you can take a camel ride into the desert and sleep under the stars. Take a trip to the wondrous ancient land of Egypt this winter – and shore up your defences against SAD!
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