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Slideshow: Mt. Sinai, Egypt

June 30th, 2007 · No Comments

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Tags: Egypt · Photography

Slideshow: Aswan, Egypt

June 23rd, 2007 · 7 Comments

Created with Paul’s flickrSLiDR.

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Looking To Find A Reputable Travel Agent In Egypt? Egypt 7000 Is Travel Betty’s Recommendation.

June 22nd, 2007 · 12 Comments

When you’re booking travel through a foreign travel agent, especially when it’s for an extended period of time and for a trip you’ve been dreaming about since you were in 2nd grade and first heard about these strange and amazing “Ancient Egyptians,” you’re going to have a lot of questions. Are they legit? Are they [...]

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How To Make A Relatively Unromantic Location Such As Luxor, Egypt Incredibly Romantic

June 6th, 2007 · 7 Comments

Even before our trip, I was leery of Luxor. From the stories I’d heard, it was a place where tourists were hassled from sunup to sundown about everything from felucca and horse drawn carriage rides to souvenirs and restaurant options to your run-of-the-mill catcalls and masculine posturing. Being a conflict-free kind of person, I wasn’t [...]

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First And Last Trip Photos: Egypt

May 27th, 2007 · 5 Comments

I love when someone’s trip photos really capture the essence of a place and give a story about that particular person’s journey. However, I’ve noticed that usually the first picture I shoot is pretty random (and lame!). It’s just something to get me started and get me used to my camera again. Rarely is it [...]

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Tags: Egypt · Photography · Travel Insights

Travel To Egypt. Is It Safe?

May 26th, 2007 · 17 Comments

Before I left on my trip, literally every single person I told that I was going to Egypt asked me if I thought it was safe. I would reply that although it was true that Egypt has been unfortunate enough to have had some recent terrorist attacks, so has Bali, England, Spain and the United [...]

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Tags: Egypt · Safety · Travel Insights

In the Best Egypt Guidebook Debate of 2007, the winner is…

May 25th, 2007 · 6 Comments

Rough Guides! In a surprising upset, The Rough Guide to Egypt beat out my usual go-to, Lonely Planet. Published in December 2005, I found that hardly any information was out of date. It offered a lot of background information and history and the cover alone will make you want to fly off to see Islamic [...]

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Tags: Books · Egypt · Travel Gear

What Favorite Movies, TV Shows Or DVDs Do You Bring On Trips?

May 24th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Every time we’re getting ready for a trip, Travel Boyfriend asks me which DVDs we should bring. He used to ask me which CDs to bring too, but now we’ve both got our own iPods so unless we’re doing a lot of self-drive road trips, we usually stick to our own music libraries. It might [...]

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Tags: Egypt · Namibia · Pop Culture · South Africa · Travel Gear

Yes, There Is Something Called Traditional Egyptian Food

May 17th, 2007 · 7 Comments

You’ve climbed through a million temples and your fair share of tombs, navigated the constant swarm of the Luxor felluca hawkers, and hurdle-jumped copious piles of horse manure produced from the calèches clip-clopping through the streets. Now you’re starving and delirious and in need of something hearty. Something authentic. Something truly Egyptian that doesn’t start [...]

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Tags: Egypt · Food and Drink

The Truth About Five Star Hotels In Egypt

May 15th, 2007 · No Comments

Everyone in Egypt is extremely generous, most notably, the Minister of Tourism and his 5-star hotel rating system. From my experience in some of the highest rated hotels throughout Egypt, I’m going to hazard a guess that most were built and furnished during the 1970s. How sumptuous that wafer-thin bright green and yellow-flowered bedspread must [...]

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Tags: Egypt · Lodging