Globetrotter Egypt Travel Pack [With Pull-Out Travel Map]

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The handy pocket-size guide is packed with useful information, tips and recommendations, accompanied by color photographs, charts and maps for the first-time traveller who wants to experience the major highlights that Egypt has to offer. This travel book surpasses other guides in that it incorporates essential information in an easy-to-carry and easy-to-read format that is attractive and useful at the same time. It provides a visitor with an invaluable introduction to Egypt by concisely highlighting the region's ...
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Overview

The handy pocket-size guide is packed with useful information, tips and recommendations, accompanied by color photographs, charts and maps for the first-time traveller who wants to experience the major highlights that Egypt has to offer. This travel book surpasses other guides in that it incorporates essential information in an easy-to-carry and easy-to-read format that is attractive and useful at the same time. It provides a visitor with an invaluable introduction to Egypt by concisely highlighting the region's 'must see' areas in a practical and user-friendly format, thus encouraging the tourist to make the most of his/her available time. All the essential information you need to get around an unfamiliar region is compacted into useful and practical 'At-a-Glance' sections at the end of each chapter. The fold-out map of Egypt is ideal for tourists and visitors. In addition to the main map of Egypt, which highlights scenic routes, it features 3 detailed area maps and 10 town plans.traveler
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845379506
  • Publisher: New Holland Publishers (UK)
  • Publication date: 2/28/2008
  • Series: Globetrotter Travel: Egypt Series
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introducing Egypt 5
The Land 6
History in Brief 12
Government and Economy 26
The People 28
2. Cairo 37
Central Cairo 38
Medieval Cairo 40
Coptic Cairo 44
Giza 46
Saqqara 49
Memphis 51
3. Alexandria and the Nile Delta 55
Alexandria 56
East of Alexandria 59
West of Alexandria 61
The Nile Delta 63
Wadi Natrun 65
4. The Lower Nile 69
El-Faiyum 70
El-Minya 72
Asyut 72
Abydos 73
Qena and Dendera 74
5. Luxor and Surrounds 77
Luxor 78
West Bank 83
Valley of the Queens 86
Valley of the Kings 88
6. Aswan and the Upper Nile 93
Esna 95
Edfu 95
Kom Ombo 96
Aswan 96
Philae (Agilika Island) 99
Abu Simbel 100
7. Sinai and the Red Sea 103
Hurghada 104
The Suez Canal 107
Sharm el-Sheikh 109
Dahab 110
Nuweiba 112
Taba 113
8. Western Desert Oases 117
Western Desert Oases 118
Siwa 120
Travel Tips 122
Index 127
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