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  • And now for a woman traveler's take on women in Egypt

    And now for a woman traveler's take on women in Egypt
    Thanks so much for all your comments as you’ve traveled along with me through Egypt. I’m struck by how much apparent ill will there is against Egypt and how people think I’m promoting aspects of Egypt that anger them. Egypt simply...
  • Luxor: The City of Palaces

    Luxor: The City of Palaces
    Luxor is an hour’s flight up the Nile from Cairo. The name means “palaces” in Arab because it was the capital of Egypt from about 1500 to 1000 B.C. Important as the city was in the days of the pharaohs, only temples and tombs–...
  • Nile cruise

    Nile cruise
    Egyptians have always respected and loved their Nile. They say, “The Nile is our life, our water, our electricity, it fertilizes our land. Without the Nile, there would be no Egypt.” The 135-mile stretch of Nile from Luxor south to Aswan is...
  • West bank Necropolis

    West bank Necropolis
    Across the Nile from Luxor is a valley with more ancient treasures than any place I’ve seen. I spent a long day visiting tombs and temples to find the best places for my upcoming TV episodes on Egypt. With the help of an excellent guide, I enjoyed...
  • Egypt — Something different for a change

    Egypt — Something different for a change
    I just flew from Seattle to Cairo. After being here for just a day, it seems like a week. Of course, I swung by the pyramids, got my mug shot with the Sphinx, and rode a camel. But the real fun has been feeling the pulse of post-revolutionary Egypt in the...
  • Welcome to Cairo — Capital of the Arab World

    Welcome to Cairo — Capital of the Arab World
    Vast as Cairo is, it’s a small world for the traveler when it comes to sights and tourist-friendly stops. Local guides, local friends, and both guidebooks I’m using all dip into the same tiny pool of a handful of sights, restaurants, cafés,...
  • Shopping, Cairo-style

    Shopping, Cairo-style
    While Cairo has modern suburban malls as glitzy as anything in Houston, and it has its 20th-century attempt at a European-style downtown, I like the dusty, donkey-cart world of the old Islamic city center. Khan el-Khalili, one of the largest markets in...
  • Muslim Brotherhood rules?

    Muslim Brotherhood rules?
    With the power of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, I can’t help but wonder about changes creeping into public life here. (To envision this in the USA, imagine if Pat Robertson won the presidency and his friends controlled Congress.) Like...
  • Life these days in Cairo

    Life these days in Cairo
    Cairo, “the city of a thousand minarets,” is the biggest city in Arab world (with 17 million people). And whether you’re wandering aimlessly through the market streets of its Islamic quarter or driving out of town through towering...
  • Egypt's revolution from a tourist's perspective

    Egypt's revolution from a tourist's perspective
    Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak, who ruled the country as a dictator for three decades, was deposed on February 11, 2011. The revolution here is barely two years old, and any visitor to Cairo with an interest in peoples’ struggles (like me)...
  • Party poolside back at the hotel

    Party poolside back at the hotel
    Touring Egypt’s museums, great mosques, and towering monuments of the pharaohs is a delight. And simply roaming the streets of Cairo day and night is a thrill and a joy for any traveler who likes his culture off the stage and in his face. But the...
  • Queen Elizabeth liner caters to formal cruisers

    Queen Elizabeth liner caters to formal cruisers
    Let the other ships have their rock climbing walls and their water slides, their come as-you-are and do-as-you-please ambience. On the new Queen Elizabeth, it's lawn bowling and croquet, formal nights and afternoon teas, assigned seating and fixed...