Alex Rider: Never Say Die by Anthony Horowitz – Blog Tour
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Hello everyone! As some of you guys may know, I love anything and everything spies, whether it’s in books, tv shows or movies; if there are spies in it, I’m reading/watching it! Therefore, when I was asked if I wanted to be part of the blog tour for Alex Rider: Never Say Die* by Anthony Horowitz (aka a teen spy book), I jumped at the chance! The fact that he travels to some of my favorite places, in the book (this isn’t a spoiler don’t worry)? Icing on the cake! The best part of it though is that one of the places Alex goes to is Egypt (again, not a spoiler) and I’ve been to Egypt quite a few times which is why this post is a mini travel guide to Egypt! Before I get into the top three places you HAVE to go to in Egypt, here’s the synopsis for Never Say Die, via Goodreads:
The world’s greatest teen spy is back in action in a thrilling new mission: destroy once and for all the terrorist organization SCORPIA.
Following the events of Scorpia Rising, Alex relocates to San Francisco as he slowly recovers from the tragic death of his best friend and caregiver, Jack Starbright, at the hands of terrorists working for SCORPIA. With Jack gone, Alex feels lost and alone, but then, out of the blue, he receives a cryptic email–just three words long, but enough to make Alex believe that Jack may be alive. Armed with this shred of hope, Alex boards a flight bound for Egypt and embarks on a dubious quest to track Jack down.
Yet SCORPIA knows Alex’s weakness. And the question of whether Jack is alive soon takes a backseat to a chilling new terrorist plot-one that will determine the lives of many.
From Egypt to France to Wales, from luxury yachts to abandoned coal mines, Alex traverses a minefield of dangers and cryptic clues as he fights to discover the truth. The #1 New York Times bestselling series, perfect for fans of James Bond, Jason Steed and Jason Bourne, is back with a vengeance!
Doesn’t that sound so fun?!!?! I can’t wait to read it!!! I especially can’t wait to see what happens in Egypt! Speaking of Egypt, here are three places you definitely need to go to when you visit the lovely, beautiful country of Egypt:
- Al Moez street in the Azhar area – this past summer, when I went to Egypt, one of the most fun things I have ever done was take a tour of all the beautiful mosques and bazaars in Al Moez street in Cairo. It was four hours long but it was so worth it because everything is just so beautiful (it is a photographer’s dream) and the history behind it all is amazing! It was especially fun because I went with friends and family so when you go, definitely take at least someone with you….and water and snacks and sunscreen and a hat because it was HOT! Though we had a tour guide to take us through, you can definitely still take a stroll through it all and just enjoy! Below are some pictures I took on the tour…
2. Tahrir Square Koshari – after going on the four hour long tour, you will be hungry (I was absolutely famished) and the best place to go to at any time is Tahrir Square Koshari! As the name suggests, it’s located in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt and it sells koshari, aka one of THE best Egyptian foods! It’s macaroni shells, lentils and rice with fried onions on the side. It’s actual heaven to eat and TSK makes koshari like no other! Get a bowl full at any size – though I do suggest the biggest size you can get and piling on the onions lol – and get ready for the best food you’ll have ever eaten!
3. The Nile…..at night – need a late night date idea or just want somewhere quiet and beautiful to go? Go to the Nile at night then! On both sides there are little restaurants that you can eat at – I suggest getting zalabya, a sweet Egyptian delicacy that tastes beyond amazing – as you sit and enjoy Cairo. It’s absolutely wonderful to go to the Nile, and, like idea number one, it’s beautiful scenery for all photographers! Below is a picture I took of the Nile the first time I went to see it at night….
All in all, Egypt is absolutely beautiful, day and night, so if you went to get an authentic Egyptian experience, definitely stroll through Al Moez street, eat at Tahrir Square Koshari and sit beside the Nile! Before we go, though, learn more about Anthony below….
Anthony Horowitz (anthonyhorowitz.com) is a world-renowned screenwriter for film and television, having received multiple awards. And he is, of course, the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Alex Rider novels, which have spawned a major motion picture and a line of graphic novels. Anthony was also commissioned by the Conan Doyle Estate to write two Sherlock Holmes novels, the critically-acclaimed The House of Silk and Moriarty. Most recently he was commissioned by the Ian Fleming Estate to write the James Bond novel Trigger Mortis, incorporating never-before-published material from 007’s creator. Anthony lives with his wife in London, England; they are parents to two grown boys. He will be touring the US for the publication of NEVER SAY DIE.
Anyways, have you guys gone to Egypt? If so, are there any places you recommend? If you haven’t gone, is there anywhere you so badly want to go to? Let me know in the comments below! Also, don’t forget to check out Alex Rider: Never Say Die* by Anthony Horowitz, in stores now*! Thank you to Friya at Penguin Teen and Anthony for letting me talk about one of my favorite places, and thank YOU for reading this post! Have a great day/night and tata for now!
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