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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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Top 10 Cairo and the Nile (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)

By DK Travel

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

Top 10 Cairo and the Nile (DK Eyewitness 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.

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.

‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times

‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia)

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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.

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.

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.

Lonely Planet Egypt (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Jessica Lee

Lonely Planet
Paperback (512 pages)

Lonely Planet Egypt (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Egypt is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Visit the ancient wonders of the Pyramids of Giza, cruise the Nile to a waterside temple, or see the glittering finds in the Egyptian Museum; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Egypt and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Egypt Travel Guide:

  • 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, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, literature, cuisine, etiquette, sports, politics, landscapes, wildlife, architecture
  • Over 102 maps
  • Covers Cairo, the Nile Valley, Minya, Luxor, Esna, Siwa Oasis, Western Desert, Alexandria, Suez Canal, Red Sea Coast, Sinai and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Egypt, our most comprehensive guide to Egypt, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Discover Egypt, a photo-rich guide to the city's most popular attractions or Lonely Planet's Africa or Middle East travel guides, for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Anthony Sattin and Jessica Lee

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Cairo: The City Victorious

By Max Rodenbeck

Vintage
Released: 2000-02-22
Cream Paperback (320 pages)

Cairo: The City Victorious
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From a noted journalist who has spent much of his life in Cairo, here is a dazzling cultural excavation of that most ancient, colorful, and multifaceted of cities. The seat of pharaohs and sultans, the prize of conquerors from Alexander to Saladin to Napoleon, Cairo--nicknamed "the Victorious"--has never ceased reinventing herself.

With intimate knowlege, humor, and affection, Rodenbeck takes us on an insider's tour of the magnificent city: its backstreets and bazaars, its belly-dance theaters and hashish dens, its crowded slums and fashionable salons, its incomparably rich past and its challenging future. Cairo: The City Victorious is a unique blend of travel and history, an epic, resonant work that brings one of the world's great metropolises to life in all its dusty, chaotic beauty.

Ancient Egypt 2019 12 x 12 Inch Monthly Square Wall Calendar, Travel Egypt Pyramids Cairo Giza (Multilingual Edition)

By Inc. BrownTrout Publishers

Browntrout
Released: 2018-06-01
Egypt Ancient Wall Calendar Calendar (28 pages)

Ancient Egypt 2019 12 x 12 Inch Monthly Square Wall Calendar, Travel Egypt Pyramids Cairo Giza (Multilingual Edition)
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  • Stapled Binding
  • Medium Square Grid
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The glorious civilization of ancient Egypt sprang up along the banks of the north Nile around 3500 B.C.E. and flourished for over 3,000 years. The ancient Egyptians inspired timeless legends and built marvelous structures that still stand as testaments to their inventive spirit. Featuring pyramids, the Sphinx, and other timeless attractions, this captivating square wall calendar surveys some of ancient Egypt’s most stunning sights.

Photography – Enjoy beautiful, award-winning photographs every single month
Environment-Friendly – Printed with sustainable, soy-based inks on Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper
Thick, High-Quality Paper – Prevents curled corners due to moisture, avoids ink bleed-through, and stays secure on your wall, and durable binding lasts throughout the year
Pre-planning – Four-month pre-planner page
Large, Roomy Day Blocks – All major holidays listed, with plenty of room for writing notes and appointments
Great as a Gift or to Keep Yourself Organized – BrownTrout offers 1,000 different titles!
BrownTrout Publishers – The Calendar Company

Cairo & Nile Delta 1:12,5k / 1:700k Road and Travel Map (Egypt) (International Travel Maps)

By ITM Canada

Brand: ITMB Publishing Ltd.
Map (2 pages)

Cairo & Nile Delta 1:12,5k / 1:700k Road and Travel Map (Egypt) (International Travel Maps)
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Cairo map with fully-detailed map of the Nile River from its wide delta to Cairo, where it narrows into the historic narrow band of green. Our coverage goes as far southward as beautiful Luxor. All known historic sites of ancient Egypt are included. The map area also includes the Suez Canal, the Gulf of Suez, and the western part of the Sinai.


 
 
 

 
 
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