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Forget what you know about vacation packages, or at least this one. We just returned from the awe-inspiring underwater wonderland of Sharm-El-Sheik, Egypt, which we couldn't have seen any other way.
From the depths of the Diwan bookstore to the flavors of a basterma croissant, author Pauls Toutonghi (of Evel Knievel Days) takes us on a tour of Cairo from an insider's perspective.
According to the Egyptian Tourism Minister, tourism is expected to rise about 23 percent over last year, bringing more than 12 million visitors to the country.
To the delight of homesick American travelers and expats, Sprinkles Cupcakes will soon be available in several Middle Eastern countries.
If you’re looking to set out on an upper-crust cruise vacation, but don’t quite have the high society bankroll to fund it, you’re in luck. Two luxury small-ship cruise lines have recently launched promotions that reduce rates on sailings to the Caribbean, Mediterranean, China, Egypt, and beyond, by 25 to 40 percent. Just hurry—the best berths are sure to book up fast, and one of these deals expires as soon as Wednesday, February 29.
Egypt has lured world wanderers for millennia with some of civilization’s grandest treasures. From the Great Pyramid of Giza to King Tutankhamun’s tomb to mystical temples dotting the Nile, the country has long held a spot on on adventurers’ bucket lists. Now, with tour prices dramatically slashed, ancient wonders decadently devoid of crowds, and the thrill of political change in the air, there may never be a better time for savvy travelers to dash to Egypt.
Looking for last-minute getaways that won’t break the bank? You can give in to the impulse, as these six sites make it easy for the wallet-conscious to travel like a spontaneous globe-trotter.
Lunch is from 2 to 4, and dinner often starts at 9 or 10. In summer all this shifts by an hour, and during Ramadan it goes absolutely haywire.
Before you visit any of the monuments at Giza, drive out to the viewing area beyond the third pyramid for a commanding view of the entire site—nine pyramids, one view, as the camel drivers will tell you.
Most of these items are forgeries, sometimes very good ones, but at any rate it's illegal to trade in any sort of antiquities in Egypt. Even good forgeries could cause you problems at customs. As a rule, you cannot take anything more than 100 years old out of the country. This doesn't necessarily apply to items of European origin, but it can apply to carpets, paintings, and some books.
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