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Cairo


Cairo
Cairo is the capital and largest city of Egypt. As of 2006, the city had an estimated population of 7.5 million, with perhaps as many as 15.75 million living in the metropolitan area.

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Lonely Planet Egypt (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Anthony Sattin

Lonely Planet
Released: 2018-07-17
Paperback (512 pages)

Lonely Planet Egypt (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*

Lonely Planet’s Egypt is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wonder at the construction of the Pyramids of Giza, wander through the columned halls of the great temple complexes of Luxor, and dive through an underwater world of coral cliffs and colourful fish in the Red Sea – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Egypt and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Egypt:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics
  • Covers Cairo & Around, the Nile Delta, Suez Canal, Sinai, Alexandria & the Mediterranean Coast, Siwa Oasis & the Western Desert, Northern Nile Valley, Luxor, Southern Nile Valley, Red Sea Coast

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Egypt is our most comprehensive guide to the country, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track.

Travelling further afield? Check out Lonely Planet’s Middle East for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

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Top 10 Cairo and the Nile (EYEWITNESS TOP 10 TRAVEL GUIDE)

By Andrew Humphreys

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2013-08-19
Paperback (144 pages)

Top 10 Cairo and the Nile (EYEWITNESS TOP 10 TRAVEL GUIDE)
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Cairo and the Nile will lead you straight to the very best this area has to offer. The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, cafes, and places to shop.

Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists, from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals. There's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the best arts and culture, this guide is the perfect pocket-sized companion.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Cairo and the Nile contains a pull-out map and guide that includes fold-out maps, useful phone numbers, and 60 great ideas on how to spend a day in Cairo and the surrounding areas, such as Saqqara, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, and Lake Nassar.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Egypt

By DK Travel

Dk Pub
Released: 2016-02-02
Paperback (360 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Egypt
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Egypt is your in-depth guide to the very best of the oldest tourist destination on Earth.

Take day trips and excursions to see ancient pyramids, visit the monuments of the Nile Valley and the souks, mosques and madrassas of Islamic Cairo, experience local festivals and markets, and don't miss out on the delicious street food.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Egypt.

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights.
   • Detailed city map of Cairo includes street finder indexes for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Egypt truly shows you this country as no one else can.

Recommended: For a pocket guidebook to Cairo, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Cairo & the Nile, which is packed with dozens of top 10 lists, ensuring you make the most of your time in the city.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

Cairo in 3 Days: The Definitive Tourist Guide Book That Helps You Travel Smart and Save Time

By Finest City Guides

Independently published
Paperback (58 pages)

Cairo in 3 Days: The Definitive Tourist Guide Book That Helps You Travel Smart and Save Time
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This guide fills an important niche for business and personal travelers who wish to visit Cairo, but are limited by time. It will help you to organize your trip and enjoy your visit. We’ve gathered information from Cairo entrepreneurs and expats alike, giving you the information you need to have the most fun in your 3-day visit to Cairo – filled as it will be with a variety of leisure and cultural pursuits. Within this book, we’ll fill the need for knowledge of the city, before you ever step on the plane that will take you there. Read all about their currency and local customs, so you can hit the ground running. We’ll show you the best of all there is to see and do in Cairo, from the world-renowned, must-see pyramids to the other historic sites and the museums. We also provide a guide to the best places to stay and eat, in all price ranges, while you’re there. Here is a quick preview of what you will learn in this tourist guide: • Helpful information about Cairo • Flying into the city • Transportation tips in town • Why Cairo is such a vibrant tourist spot • Information on luxury and budget accommodations and what you’ll get for your money • The currency used in Cairo • Tourist attractions you should make time to see • Other attractions for entertainment and culture • Events that may be running during your stay • Tips on the best places to eat & drink for all price points, whether you want simple fare, worldwide dishes or Egyptian flavor

Cairo Practical Guide: New Fully Revised Edition (Cairo: The Practical Guide)

By Lesley Lababidi

The American University in Cairo Press
Paperback (256 pages)

Cairo Practical Guide: New Fully Revised Edition (Cairo: The Practical Guide)
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The guide described by The New York Times as “indispensable,” newly researched and completely rewritten for 2011, fills a vital niche for expatriates and Cairenes alike who need a helping hand to organize―and enjoy―the challenges of a sojourn in Cairo. The basics of daily life―finding a flat, transporting personal goods, investigating school options for children, navigating Egypt’s famous bureaucracy, and the intricacies of feeding and clothing oneself and one’s family from the local market―are all detailed here. Advice gathered from a wide range of Cairo insiders, both native and foreign, gives the reader a cornucopia of current facts on prices, neighborhoods, product availability, work and business opportunities, and the dizzying range of cultural and leisure pursuits that Cairo is famous for.
Cairo: The Practical Guide, now in its seventeenth edition, is the key to deciphering the complexities of living, working, and enjoying life in one of the world’s most exciting and dauntingly complex mega-cities.

Greater Than a Tourist – Cairo Egypt: 50 Travel Tips from a Local

By Gihan Amin

Independently published
Paperback (85 pages)

Greater Than a Tourist – Cairo Egypt: 50 Travel Tips from a Local
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Are you excited about planning your next trip? Do you want to try something new? Would you like some guidance from a local? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this Greater Than a Tourist book is for you. Greater Than a Tourist –Cairo Egypt by Gihan Amin offers the inside scoop on the city of Cairo. Most travel books tell you how to sightsee. Although there's nothing wrong with that, as a part of the Greater than a Tourist series, this book will give you tips from someone who lives at your next travel destination. In these pages, you'll discover local advice that will help you throughout your trip. Travel like a local. Slow down and get to know the people and the culture of a place. By the time you finish this book, you will be eager and prepared to travel to your next destination.

Travel Guide Egypt: Tourist Attractions in Cairo & Easy Day Trips

By Pauline F. Cook

Released: 2018-02-07
Kindle Edition (16 pages)

Travel Guide Egypt: Tourist Attractions in Cairo & Easy Day Trips
 
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Cairo is one of the world's great megacities. As beautiful as it is crazy, and as rich in historic finery as it is half dilapidated, Cairo tends to be a city that travellers love and hate in equal measures. It's sheer noise, pollution, and confounding traffic are an assault on your senses, but look beyond the modern hubbub, and you'll find a history that spans centuries. Full of vigour, Cairo is where you really get a feel for Egyptian street life. No trip to Egypt is complete without a stay in the city Arabs call Umm al-Dunya (The Mother of the World).

Understanding Cairo: The Logic of a City Out of Control

By David Sims

Brand: The American University in Cairo Press
Paperback (388 pages)

Understanding Cairo: The Logic of a City Out of Control
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This book moves beyond superficial generalizations about Cairo as a chaotic metropolis in the developing world into an analysis of the ways the city’s eighteen million inhabitants have, in the face of a largely neglectful government, built and shaped their own city. Using a wealth of recent studies on Greater Cairo and a deep reading of informal urban processes, the city and its recent history are portrayed and mapped: the huge, spontaneous neighborhoods; housing; traffic and transport; city government; and its people and their enterprises.
The book argues that understanding a city such as Cairo is not a daunting task as long as pre-conceived notions are discarded and care is taken to apprehend available information and to assess it with a critical eye. In the case of Cairo, this approach leads to a conclusion that the city can be considered a kind of success story, in spite of everything.

Cairo City Guide (City Travel Series Book 89)

By R.G. Richardson

eComTech Publishing
Released: 2017-09-06
Kindle Edition (60 pages)

Cairo City Guide (City Travel Series Book 89)
 
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Cairo City Guide - Interactive City Guide
Stop typing and start clicking on searches with over 2600 preset searches in the latest City Guides and Brochures from the author, R.G.Richardson.
No more typing, just pick and click with over 2600 preset searches for greater accuracy and ease. Stop using paper guides and start using our interactive city search guides and brochures that include Google and Yahoo that never out of date!
Use as white or yellow pages and use it even more often to keep up with what is going on and happening in your city! It also makes for a good gift or promotional item for somebody that has just moved to a new city.  Real Estate agents use it as a promotional tool and you use to check Real Estate listing, condos, or rental apartments available in the city.
Travel City Guides let you use the internet's full power by eliminating errors with keywords. Google, Bing, Yahoo, Duckduckgo, Facebook, Twitter, Baidu, SlideShare, YouTube or Pinterest; click on the button and you are there; just pick and click the button, no typing. Fully mobile – it works on any device with an eBook reader and that has access to the Internet WiFi anywhere. Don't think about typing, you are good to go with better results and fewer typos. Sit back in the coffee shop and search away on their WiFi! Our guides are organized into several targeted information Guides including hotels, airbnb, restaurants, pubs, historical sites, transportation, attractions, real estate, jobs and events. Stay up to date with what is happening in your city!
Our interactive ebooks search the web and are organized into several targeted information Guides including Hotels, restaurants, transportation, maps, hostels, pubs, family attractions, historical sites and on it goes for a complete guide that tells you everything you need to know including how to pack!
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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown

By Paul Theroux

Mariner Books
Released: 2004-04-05
Kindle Edition (490 pages)

Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown
 
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In Dark Star Safari the wittily observant and endearingly irascible Paul Theroux takes readers the length of Africa by rattletrap bus, dugout canoe, cattle truck, armed convoy, ferry, and train. In the course of his epic and enlightening journey, he endures danger, delay, and dismaying circumstances.

Gauging the state of affairs, he talks to Africans, aid workers, missionaries, and tourists. What results is an insightful meditation on the history, politics, and beauty of Africa and its people, and "a vivid portrayal of the secret sweetness, the hidden vitality, and the long-patient hope that lies just beneath the surface" (Rocky Mountain News). In a new postscript, Theroux recounts the dramatic events of a return to Africa to visit Zimbabwe.


 
 
 

 
 
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