The Shock of Arrival: Reflections on Postcolonial Experience - Meena Alexander
The Shock of Arrival Contents"Overture Another Voice"Piecmeal Shelters Piecemeal Shelters Art of Pariahs Language and Shame Alphabets of Flesh Passion Skin Song...... more
The Shock of Arrival Contents"Overture Another Voice"Piecmeal Shelters Piecemeal Shelters Art of Pariahs Language and Shame Alphabets of Flesh Passion Skin Song Whose House is This? House of a thousand Doors Hotel Alexandria Sidi Syed's Architecture Tangled Roots Poem by the Wellside Bobating Her Garden Erupting Words Aunt Chinna Coda from Night-SceneTranslating Violence Bordering Ourselves Her Mother's Words Ashtamud... Full description
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.
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: brilliant location, plenty of facilities, clean. Disadvantages: food a bit overpriced compared to nearby restaurants
...when and why I went there
In February of this year, myself and about 30 others from University stayed at this hotel for a study trip using the hotel as a kind of base and then going off at various times to explore Gambia and the schools etc. February is quite a nice time to go because this is in the dry season and there are less mosquitoes about.
where the hotel is
Advantages: standard, staff, location to Colosseum Disadvantages: price maybe too high for some
...Well where can i start with the Capo d'africa hotel? It is lovely and a great choice of hotel so I'll start with the basics and work my way along!
The hotel itself is a 4 star superior hotel located near to the Colosseum in Rome actually on via capo d'africa. It is a relatively small hotel but, for the location (it is down a quiet narrow side road) it is actually what i would class...