Inside Khufu’s Pyramid – Giza, Egypt
Apr30

Inside Khufu’s Pyramid – Giza, Egypt

Inside Khufu’s Pyramid in Giza The large opening just in front of me is the Robber’s Entrance, a hole dug by thieves into the north face of Khufu’s Pyramid. I give the guard my ticket and follow a gently sloping path to the narrow Ascending Passage. Into the Ascending Passage This one meter square tunnel into the Great Pyramid has been vastly improved since Pharaonic times. Today wooden slats line the slick granite floor...

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Then and Now — Abu Simbel
Mar10

Then and Now — Abu Simbel

Now in Abu Simbel, Egypt The Temples of Ramesses Uncovered From Cairo, I catch the early morning flight to see for myself the temples built alongside the Nile at Abu Simbel. These are the ruins hewn into a mountainside to serve both as a tribute to Pharaoh Ramesses II, but also a warning to ancient armies advancing up the river that a powerful kingdom lie ahead. Although a bit of self-aggrandizing propaganda, the perception they give...

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Tastes of Egyptian Foods by Season
Feb20

Tastes of Egyptian Foods by Season

Seasons of Flavor Define Foods in Egypt Street Vendors Offer Tastes of the Season in Egypt Speaking so fast that the repeated word actually sounds like one long tongue twister, the vendors on the corner down the street from my Cairo home lean in to every car window that passes. “Gambari, gambari, gambari!!!” There is always a slight lilt in their voices that implies a question. They stand for hours and yet never seem to run out of...

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An Expat in Egypt
Dec19

An Expat in Egypt

Cairo, Egypt and a Writer’s View My Egyptian Safari The stars that could be seen were uncountable, so numerous and bright that they more than made up for the lack of a moon as our jeep bounced through and around and over sand dunes of various sizes. Our driver claimed he could see better without headlights. As the mushroom-shaped chalk monuments the White Desert is famous for became obvious in the distance, I gave up my fear of...

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Witness History in Egypt
Sep02

Witness History in Egypt

(DOWNERS GROVE, IL – August 25, 2011) – Egypt has been transformed.   There is an unmistakable sense of confidence and optimism in the air, and history itself seems to be unfolding before your eyes. Egyptians are eager to demonstrate their legendary hospitality. There has never been a better time to travel to Egypt — and now, there has never been a better offer. Abercrombie & Kent has created a brand-new itinerary that...

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SITA World Tours Offer Deep Discounts to Egypt
Jun27

SITA World Tours Offer Deep Discounts to Egypt

Encino, CA, June, 2011— SITA World Tours has been operating tours to Egypt and the Middle East since its inception in 1933. Although the unrest in Egypt impacted travel for a short time, tourists have begun pouring back into this land of excitement and adventure at a rapid clip. SITA’s representative office in Cairo and all its local guides and representatives have resumed all services with business as usual. Until September 30,...

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Egypt Tourism Update
Mar19

Egypt Tourism Update

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton today toured Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the peaceful revolution in Egypt. Surrounded by a heavy contingent of U.S. and Egyptian security guards, Clinton smiled, waved and shook hands with Egyptian citizens who thronged her during her unscheduled 15-minute stroll through the square. Egypt launched its Global Ad campaign at the 2011 ITB Berlin (March 09-13). Newly...

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Faces of Egypt

Wise, wrinkled, weathered faces, and innocent, young faces. Faces of stone. Faces of flesh. Faces of deep compassion. My perception of Egypt comes mostly from the Hollywood images of Pharaohs and fellaheen, images of kings and commoners that are much too simplistic. After all, it was Egypt that bequeathed the fundamental civilizing influence of knowledge, passed down by the Greeks and Romans that lifted Europe from the depths of its...

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Ancient Egypt in a Modern World

Today Eileen meets with El Sayed Khalifa of the Egyptian Tourist Authority to get some insight to both new and old Egypt. Perhaps many might not think of Egypt as a golfing destination, but El Sayed gives us good reason to reconsider calling “Fore!” in northern Africa. ITKT fans can also expect more on Egypt when we read about one of our writers, Steve Smith, on his recent trip to Egypt and photos inside the ancient...

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Another Spot Off My List

This morning I brushed my teeth with tap water, one of the many things that tell me I’m home.I’ve just returned from yet another place on my “must see” list, the Pyramids and Egypt. Please don’t confuse this as braggadocio, as it’s not. For me, travel is more than a numerical, carving a new notchin the money belt, thing. Rather it’s all about the connections you make, the memories you take, andbecoming...

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