Grand Hotels of Egypt in the Golden Age of Travel - Andrew Humphreys
From the earliest resthouses serving travelers on the Overland Route between Britain and Bombay to the grand Edwardian palaces on the Nile that made Egypt the...... more
From the earliest resthouses serving travelers on the Overland Route between Britain and Bombay to the grand Edwardian palaces on the Nile that made Egypt the exotic alternative to wintering on the Riviera, the hotels of Alexandria, Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan were always about far more than just bed and board. As bridgeheads for African exploration, neutral territories for conducting diplomacy, headquarters for armies, providers of home comforts for writers, painters, scholars, and archaeologists in the field, and social hubs for an international elite, more of importance happened in Egypt's hotels than in any other setting. It was through the hotels that visitors from the west--the earliest adventurers, then the travelers and, finally, the tourists--experienced the Orient. This book tells the stories of Egypt's historic hotels (including the Cecil, Shepheard's, Mena House, Gezira Palace, Semiramis, Winter Palace and Cataract) and some of the people who stayed in them, from Amelia Edwards, Lucie Duff Gordon, and Florence Nightingale to Agatha Christie, Conan Doyle, Winston Churchill, and TE Lawrence.
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â¢ Waterproof â¢ Tear-Resistant â¢ Travel MapDesigned to meet the needs of both business and leisure travelers, our Destination City Travel maps are easy to...... more
â¢ Waterproof â¢ Tear-Resistant â¢ Travel MapDesigned to meet the needs of both business and leisure travelers, our Destination City Travel maps are easy to read, printed on a lightweight yet durable material, updated regularly, and a great value!In addition to the detailed street map, our Washington D.C. Destination Map also contains a regional overview, Metro public transportation map, diagrams for Dulles and Ronald Reagan National airports, an inset map of Alexandria, Virginia, and a multi-language legend.Attractions, hotels, theaters, places of worship, government offices, transportation hubs, and more are clearly marked making this a trusted guide for touring the city safely and efficiently. A detailed index of streets and points-of-interest enables you to quickly locate their location on the map.All National Geographic Destination City maps are printed in the United States by a certified green printer using low VOC inks.Folded Size = 4 x 8.75Sheet Size = 24.75 x 17.75Scale = 1:11,300
Will Adams 3 Books Collection Pack Set RRP: £26.09 (The Exodus Quest, The Lost Labyrinth, The Eden Legacy) - Will Adams
Will Adams 3 Books Collection Pack Set RRP: £26.09 Title In This Collection Are:-The Eden Legacy After she finds out her estranged father and sister are missing...... more
Will Adams 3 Books Collection Pack Set RRP: £26.09 Title In This Collection Are:-The Eden Legacy After she finds out her estranged father and sister are missing from their coastal nature reserve in Madagascar, TV zoologist Rebecca Kirkpatrick is on the first flight home. Underwater archaeologist Daniel Knox is searching for a sunken Chinese treasure ship when he hears of the disappearances and ventures to The Eden Reserve to investigate.The Lost Labyrinth Fact collides with fiction in Will Adams third pulse-pounding adventure featuring the enigmatic Daniel Knox. Twenty years after vanishing without a trace, French archaeologist Roland Petitier makes a dramatic reappearance at a major Athens conference, promising an astonishing find - the legendary Golden Fleece. But before he can give his talk, he's found dead in a hotel room; and an out-of-control policeman puts Petitier's onetime protege Augustin Pascal into intensive care, then later accuses hThe Exodus Quest Fact collides with fiction in Will Adams second pulse-pounding adventure featuring the enigmatic Daniel Knox - hero of The Alexander Cipher Fact collides with fiction in Will Adams second pulse-pounding adventure featuring the enigmatic Daniel Knox. On the trail of a Dead Sea Scroll, Knox stumbles across an ancient temple being surreptitiously excavated by evangelical Christians outside Alexandria. A chase ends in tragedy with the death of Alexandria's senior archaeologist,
Advantages: Splendid view, cheap, well-located Disadvantages: Not exactly brilliant facilities and service, just OK
...* I commiserate with all the people and their families who died or were injured in the latest barbaric assault against Christians celebrating New Year in a Coptic church in east Alexandria just last Saturday. *
To escape the madness and pollution of Cairo, my boyfriend and I decided to spend a weekend in Alexandria in the run-up for Christmas. The hotel was...
Advantages: Friendly and very Egyptian Disadvantages: Not many sites to see, out of the way of most tourists (but that's why I like it!)
...Despite its amazing history, there is almost nothing left of ancient Alexandria - if you go there hoping to see the sort of remains that can be found in places like Cairo, Luxor and Aswan, you will be sorely disappointed. It is also not exactly what you would call 'beautiful' despite the fact that Egyptians call it the 'Pearl of the Mediterranean' and visit in their millions during the summer...
Advantages: Very welcoming, clean, lovely view Disadvantages: no bath in our room.
...When it was beautiful weather last summer a friend of mine asked if I would like a night away with her as a treat. This really was a lovely one off and we decided it would be lovely to go to the seaside. We opted for Llandudno as we have both travelled here a few times and have happy memories. We also thought that there would be plenty of sights for us to see. We chose this hotel after reading...