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Lonely Planet, 2004 - Travel - 532 pages
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Music and sheesha smoke wafting from the open doorway of a Cairo coffeehouse, the rippling dune and blinding white sand of the Western Desert, and the awe-inspiring temples of Abu Simbel and Karnak-ou bestselling guide to the ancient land of the Pharaoh covers every corner of this inspiring country. Take a cruise with our dedicated Nile Cruises chapter - we'll gave you the low-down on everything that floats, from local feluccas to luxurious cruise ships. Get around with our 128 detailed maps - including customised itineraries and a walking tour map to help you discover the medieval alleyways of Islamic Cairo Get the background on everything from pyramids to papyrus with our special sections on Pharaonic Egypt and the Egyptian Museum. Discover the outdoors with our comprehensive coverage of Red Sea diving and desert safaris - we know every shipwreck and oasis! Talk the talk with the help of our Egyptian Arabic language chapter.

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Its good if you want to know about egypt

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About the author (2004)

Jenkins was born in the UK but brought up in Canada, she has been visiting the Middle East since her teens, when her parents began working and living in Saudi Arabia. She arrived in Egypt for six months of language study after completing a Masters degree in Middle East Studies.

Joann Fletcher is director of the NILE educational organization, as well as a frequent university lecturer. She divides her time between Egypt and England.

Anthony Sattin is a journalist, broadcaster, and the author of several books, including "Shooting the Breeze, The Gates of Africa, Lifting the Veil, Florence Nightingale's Letters from Egypt, " and the highly acclaimed "The Pharaoh's Shadow". An expert on the literature of travel, he has written for a number of newspapers and magazines, including the "Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, " and "Conde Nast Traveller". He lives in Great Britain.

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