Lonely Planet, Jan 1, 2004 - Travel - 532 pages
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.