Michael Haag Cadogan Guide Cairo, Luxor and Aswan (Cadogan Guide Cairo Luxor Aswan)
Cairo, Luxor and Aswan Featuring a two-colour layout for easy navigation, this title presents two-colour maps throughout for increased ease of use; extensive...... more
Cairo, Luxor and Aswan Featuring a two-colour layout for easy navigation, this title presents two-colour maps throughout for increased ease of use; extensive listings of hotels and restaurants; and, top 'Don't Miss' sights for each regional chapter, as well as author choices of personal favourite places to stay and eat. Full description
Andrew Humphreys Grand Hotels of Egypt in the Golden Age of Travel
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.
Paperback. Pub Date: 2009 Pages: 384 in Publisher: Black Swan 'I am sure of the this much: my little story has become your history. You will not really rushed...... more
Paperback. Pub Date: 2009 Pages: 384 in Publisher: Black Swan 'I am sure of the this much: my little story has become your history. You will not really rushed and disorderly manner your times until you understand minea' Reeling from the aftermath of the twin tragedies of the Great War and the influenza epidemic. diffident schoolteacher Agnes Shanklin has taken the trip of a lifetime: to Egypt and the Holy Land. But her arrival at Cairo's Semiramis Hotel coincides with an event that will change history. For the year is 1921 and the Cairo Peace Conference is about to preside over nothing less than the creation of the modern Middle East. At first Agnes acts as a welcome sounding board for the historic players u Churchill. TE Lawrence and Lady Gertrude Bell among them u poised to invent the nations of Iraq. Syria. Lebanon. Israel. Jordan and so decide the fate of the Arab world....
Andreas Augustin The Mena House Treasury, Cairo (TREASURY BOOKS by Andreas Augustin)
This is the latest (2008) edition of this best-selling book about Cairo's legendary hotel (from www.famoushotels.org). During the 1880s, an oriental palace rose...... more
This is the latest (2008) edition of this best-selling book about Cairo's legendary hotel (from www.famoushotels.org). During the 1880s, an oriental palace rose in stone and mortar from the desert, decorated by the most lavish interior design ever seen. The Mena House, born as a luxurious hotel on grounds famous for hospitality since the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, became the jewel in the crown of the greatest legends of the Orient. This book tells its story and delves into the fascinating past of Egypt. Learn about the Pyramids & Hieroglyphics, the building of the Suez Canal, the true story of Aida, the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the best anecdotes the grand old lady Mena House has to tell.
Paperback. Pub Date: 2003 Pages: 40 Publisher: Sterling Juvenile pack your bags and come along. Because Doctor Carter is taking you on a Trip to Egypt! He is...... more
Paperback. Pub Date: 2003 Pages: 40 Publisher: Sterling Juvenile pack your bags and come along. Because Doctor Carter is taking you on a Trip to Egypt! He is searching for artifacts and he really could use a little help. Together you will work your way through labyrinths to locate the hotel. wander through the city of Cairo. find a bazaar where exotic things are sold. reach an oasis in the desert and discover the entrance to the Pharaoh's chamber. Along the way. you ' ll even learn how mummies are prepared. What fun! * Maze Craze Books: from the Egyptian Pyramids to a medieval castle. from vampires to pirates. these mazes test your skills - and tell great stories too! These are more than just mazes: each all-colour book has a little something extra - a tale filled with adventure and excitement. So when kids solves these puzzles. they are not only increasing their logic and p...
Advantages: See the wonders of the ancient world Disadvantages: Cairo is a very busy and noisy city.
...pink and my mother's was lilac. They got to be markers letting the rest of the group know their luggage was on the way!)
We were staying at the Nile Hilton (see my seperate review) in the centre of Cairo right next door to the famous Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. The hotel room was first class and really clean - I work for a Local Authority in Environmental Services so I was more than a little...
Advantages: Obvious - The Pyramids, The Sphinx and the Cairo museum! Disadvantages: Very busy and very polluted but don't let that put you off
...at midnight and being driven straight to the hotel, my first real sight of the city was early the next morning when we set out through Cairo to visit the pyramids. Driving through the morning rush hour and looking out at the city I realised I wasn't just in another country but another continent. I was in Africa.
Cairo is one of the world's most populous cities and looking out at the busy streets it was...
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Advantages: the atmosphere and strangeness of the place Disadvantages: don't go if you dislike heat, pollution and stench!
...I visited to Egypt in 1998 and stayed at the Luxor Hilton, travelling to Cairo on the overnight train which cost around £20 return per person at that time.
The "sleeper" compartments of the train really just meant large reclining chairs and curtained windows! I remember it being comfortable enough though - one advantage being that you wake at around 8am having slept for most of the journey...
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