Somewhere at the Pyramids

Egypt travel stories

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Deluxe Egypt Cruise Series

Brendan recently launched a number of deluxe cruise products to Egypt featuring three to seven day packages. This includes the legendary Nile River cruise, which departs Aswan and concludes in Luxor. Partnering with such four-star establishments as the Oasis Hotel and...

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Cruise Egypt & The Nile

Save. Save. Save. And still sail the Nile on a Uniworld Boutique River Cruise that abounds in luxury, fascinating excursions and the finest dining. From the impressive temple complex of Karnak and the fabled Valley of the Kings, to the Pyramids of Giza and the great...

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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....

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Cruise the Nile in Style

SAIL THE NILE RIVER IN A STYLE ONCE RESERVED FOR PHARAOHS AND THEIR QUEENS UNIWORLD DELIVERS ROYAL TREATMENT ON 2009 NILE CRUISES A cruise along the Nile River is like watching 5,000 years of culture unfold before your eyes. Marvel at the contrasts of landscapes as...

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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...

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