Discover Egypt

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Lonely Planet, 2012 - Travel - 366 pages
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Discover Egypt is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Muse upon the mysteries of the Giza Pyramids, cruise along the fabled Nile River at sunset, or learn the art of bargaining at a centuries-old Cairo souq; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Egypt and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Discover Egypt:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, cinema, architecture, politics, landscapes, cuisine, and more
  • Over 40 colour local maps
  • Useful features - including Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), Activities, and Travel with Kids
  • Coverage of Alexandria, Mediterranean Coast, The Nile, Cairo, The Suez Canal, Sinai, Red Sea Coast, Luxor, Siwa Oasis, Western Desert, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Discover Egypt, our easy-to-use guide, is perfect for travellers who seek the most popular attractions a destination has to offer. Filled with inspiring and colourful photos, this guide focuses on the best of the best.

  • Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends a wide range of experiences, both popular and offbeat, and extensively covers all the country has to offer? Check out Lonely Planet's Egypt guide.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Anthony Sattin, Michael Benanav, Jessica Lee, and Zora O'Neill.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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User Review  - GarySeverance - LibraryThing

Discover Egypt is a great source of information about the country, historical and contemporary. A general introduction explains practical steps the reader should take prior to visiting Egypt. It is ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Anthony Sattin is the author of several works of nonfiction and fiction, including the highly acclaimed travel book about Egypt, The Pharaoh's Shadow, and an account of the search for Timbuktu, The Gates of Africa. Anthony discovered Florence Nightingale's previously unpublished letters from Egypt, which the New York Times called a publishing coup. He is the editior of Lonely Planet's A House Somewhere: Tales of Life Abroad, and has contributed to Lonely Planet's Morocco and Algeria books. He is based in London but spends half his year traveling, much of it in Egypt and elsewhere in North Africa. A longtime regular contributor to the London Sunday Times as both feature writer and literary critic, Anthony's works has appeared in Vanity Fair, GQ and a range of other publications, including Conde Nast Traveller, which recently described him as one of the 10 key influences on contemporary travel writing.

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