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Egypt

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  • Luxor Museum: Easily Egypt's best

    Luxor Museum: Easily Egypt's best
    While Egypt has many of the world’s greatest ancient archeological sites, its museums are generally dreary. The Egyptian Museum in Cairo, while old school, is world class simply by the brute magnificence of the treasures it displays. The Luxor...
  • I'm in Egypt, but am I in denial?

    I'm in Egypt, but am I in denial?
    It’s poignant to be far from home — having fun and enjoying the people I’m meeting — in a land regarded by some as a place where Christians are being killed and women being abused . . . and where the government tacitly approves...
  • Welcome to the Holy Land

    Welcome to the Holy Land
    This April I’m dividing my time between Egypt, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, and Turkey. To many, Israel represents a beacon of democracy, stability, and prosperity in the middle of a bunch of very troubled states. (Having just come from...
  • 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–...
  • 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...
  • Alexandria, Egypt's 'Pearl of the Mediterranean'

    Alexandria, Egypt's 'Pearl of the Mediterranean'
    Most tourists in Egypt visit only Cairo and Luxor. Few visit Alexandria, just a three-hour drive away — the country’s second city, and one of the great cities of the Mediterranean. Egypt’s historical capital for almost a millennium,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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, caf├ęs,...
  • 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...