The organized tourist trip I went on between 2088 and 2009 was my first somewhat more exotic trip outside of continental Europe.
It was a classic tour, with plane, coach, service providers, hotel, guides and more. Then I realized that this type of trips are not for me, preferring the ones on my own.
However, the trip opened my eyes to travel, to how large the resolution of the planet really is, how different the worlds people live in on this earth can be. But also about what ancient Egypt meant and the grand scale of one of the first known ancient civilizations.
Ancient Egypt is even more fascinating than it appeared on Discovery or BBC Earth. And this was an unexpected thing for me at that time..