Egypt is a country of myths, ancient legends and real events, which have formed one of the most influential cultures of all times, which still excites the imagination of modern people. Because of the Egyptian Pyramids, one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, the country is constantly on everyone's top ten list of most wanted destinations. Actually every major city of Egypt boasts remarkable archaeological sites dating back to antiquity. Cairo and Gizah, Alexandria and Luxor, Abu Simbel and Beni Hassan are real archaeological gems. But it is not only the ancient Egyptian culture that draws so many visitors. The life-saving oases in the desert serve as home bases for desert safaris and the sea coast of Egypt boasts plenty of luxurious resorts - Sharm-el-Sheikh and Dahab on the Sinaia Peninsula and Hurghada at the banks of the Red Sea. It is exactly in the sea resorts that one may stay in hyper luxurious hotels, but Dahab also is the center of youth hostels. Of course budget hotels in Egypt are also quite common. Some of them display charming local architecture and are a great way to acquaint with local culture, habits, cuisine.