The Rough Guide to Egypt

The Rough Guide to Egypt

by Dan Richardson, Daniel Jacobs

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The new, full-color The Rough Guide to Egypt is the definitive guide to this amazing country, whose ancient civilization still fascinates today. But there's more to Egypt than just pyramids and temples. The Red Sea offers some of the world's finest diving, a few hours by air from Europe. There are awesome dunes and lush oases to explore in its deserts and fantastic bazaars and mosques in the capital, Cairo.

Detailed accounts of every attraction, along with crystal-clear maps and plans, make it easy to access anything from remote oases to nightlife that only locals know. You'll find lavish photography and color maps throughout, along with insider tips on how to get the best out of Luxor's temples or Sinai's beach resorts. At every point, the Rough Guide steers you to the best hotels, cafés, restaurants, and shops across every price range, giving you balanced reviews and honest, first-hand opinions.

Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Egypt.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409324263
Publisher: Rough Guides, Limited
Publication date: 02/01/2013
Series: Rough Guide to...
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 656
File size: 35 MB
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About the Author

Before joining Rough Guides, Dan Richardson worked as a sailor on the Red Sea and lived in Peru. Since then, he has authored or coauthored guides to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Hungary, Budapest, Romania, Bulgaria, and Egypt; lectured at the Foreign Office; and been a volunteer aid worker in Albania. In 2009 he published his first novel, Gog-an End Time Mystery, an apocalyptic whodunnit set in near-future Egypt.

Daniel Jacobs is from London. He is coauthor of the Rough Guides to Tunisia and Morocco, and has also worked on Rough Guides to India, Mexico, Egypt, Kenya, and West Africa.

Table of Contents

Colour section     1
Introduction     06
Where to go     07
When to go     11
Things not to miss     13
Basics     25
Getting there     27
Health     34
Getting around     38
Accommodation     45
Food and drink     48
The media     52
Festivals     53
Sports and outdoor activities     56
Crime and personal safety     57
Culture and etiquette     59
Travelling with children     62
Travel essentials     63
Guide     77
Cairo and the Pyramids     79
The Nile Valley     275
The Western Desert Oases     469
Alexandria and the Mediterranean coast     567
The Delta     619
The Canal Zone     639
Sinai     661
The Red Sea coast and Eastern Desert     723
Contexts     761
The historical framework     763
Islam     785
Chronology     791
Music     796
Books     803
Language     817
Egyptian Arabic     819
Egyptian food and drink terms     822
Glossary     826
Travel store     831
Small print & Index     841

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