Somewhere at the Pyramids

Egypt travel stories

Siwa – A Magical Oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert

There was once a straight road from Cairo to the Siwa Oasis, but the desert had other ideas. Wind and sand wiped away any hopes of such convenient travel and that road is closed off today. The only way to Siwa now is up to the port of Marsa Matruh, and then down again...

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Ancient Whispers of Egypt

Ancient Whispers “Mankind is afraid of time, and time is afraid of the Pyramids.” As the awe-inspiring voice loomed across the open-air auditorium, a feeling of being transported three thousand years back in time suddenly hit me. Sitting there, in front of the...

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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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