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Cadogan Cairo Luxor Aswan
     

Cadogan Cairo Luxor Aswan

by Michael Haag
 
Like jewels on a silver thread, the Nile cities of Cairo, Luxor and Aswan reflect three of Egypt's many faces: the sprawling caravanserai of Cairo with its gleaming skyscrapers, heady bazaars and Islamic monuments, its toes tickled by the pyramids of Giza and the desert; Luxor's extraordinary wealth of age-old temples and breathtaking tombs; and timeless Aswan,

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Like jewels on a silver thread, the Nile cities of Cairo, Luxor and Aswan reflect three of Egypt's many faces: the sprawling caravanserai of Cairo with its gleaming skyscrapers, heady bazaars and Islamic monuments, its toes tickled by the pyramids of Giza and the desert; Luxor's extraordinary wealth of age-old temples and breathtaking tombs; and timeless Aswan, gateway to Abu Simbel and other Nubian monuments rescued from Lake Nasser's rising waters. See ecstatic whirling dervishes and gyrating belly dancers; take camel rides through desert landscapes or felucca trips on the river. Renowned author Michael Haag's assured, detailed and incomparable guide captures the essence of Egypt with wit and discernment.

Inside you will find:
* Practical travel advice
* Over 50 hand-picked places to stay
* Over 60 restaurants, bars & cafes
* 40 maps and site plans
* Fully revised information on Nile cruises
* Stunning color photography
* fascinating illustrations of sites

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860111655
Publisher:
Cadogan Guides
Publication date:
02/01/2005
Series:
Cadogan Regional Guides
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Michael Haag first went to Europe in 1967. He has written, photographed, and published several books on Egypt and other countries in the Middle East and the Mediterranean, and his journalism has appeared in major newspapers in Britain, America, and Egypt. He has also broadcast for the BBC. In addition to this guide, Michael is the author of the Cadogan Guides to Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon. He lives in London but bases himself in Alexandria for part of each year.

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