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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 (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

By DK Travel

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.

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 (City Map)

By Cartographia

Cartographia
Map (2 pages)

Cairo (City Map)
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Folded street map in color. Scale 1:13,000. Legend shows places to stay, public buildings, parks, railways, Underground lines with station, bus stations, mosques, churches, synagogues, museums, monuments, hospitals, police stations. Includes inset of Saqqara Pyramids, Gizeh Pyramids, Heliopolis (1:13,000), Alexandria (1:28,000), Luxor - El-Karnak (1:22,000), Greater Cairo. Street Index located on back of map. Legend in 4 languages, including English.

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.

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

Let's Visit Cairo!: Adventures of Bella & Harry

By Lisa Manzione

Bella & Harry
Hardcover (35 pages)

Let s Visit Cairo!: Adventures of Bella & Harry
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Join sibling Chihuahuas Bella and Harry as they travel to Cairo with their family and learn about the Valley of the Kings, the Pyramids of Giza, King Tut and other captivating landmarks.  Along the way, local cuisine is sampled and basic Arabic (as well as Hieroglyphics) is introduced to the curious reader.

The Adventures of Bella & Harry is a picture book series that chronicles the escapades of a pup named Bella, her little brother Harry and their family, who travel the world exploring the sights and sounds of new, exciting cities.  The “Bella & Harry” series is intended to be an informative, interactive and exciting way to introduce children to travel, different countries, customs, history and landmarks with the educational value of this book cleverly disguised amidst dozens of illustrated pages which are sure to win the hearts of young readers.

Traveling the world with these two cute and cuddly Chihuahuas will allow the young reader to gain an appreciation of the world and its cultural diversity.

Happy Travels from Bella Boo and Harry too!!!

Inside the Egyptian Museum with Zahi Hawass: Collector's Edition

By Zahi Hawass

The American University in Cairo Press
Hardcover (300 pages)

Inside the Egyptian Museum with Zahi Hawass: Collector s Edition
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The Egyptian Museum houses the world's greatest collection of Egyptian treasures and antiquities, tens of thousands of stunning and fascinating objects dating from the earliest Predynastic times right through to the Greek and Roman Periods. Visitors to this great storehouse may become easily overwhelmed by the vast number of objects on display. But here for the first time is the world's best-known Egyptologist's personal introduction to the unmissable highlights of the Museum-Zahi Hawass's own selection of his favorite 200 exhibits. For each piece, he gives some background to its discovery and significance, and describes what it means for him in terms of the art or the history of ancient Egypt, and why it strikes a personal chord.
"Due to my love of the Egyptian Museum, I thought that it would be wonderful to write a guide to its treasures, and to talk about my favorite objects within."-Zahi Hawass

The Travels of Ibn Battuta: A Guided Arabic Reader

By David DiMeo

The American University in Cairo Press
Paperback (288 pages)

The Travels of Ibn Battuta: A Guided Arabic Reader
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The Travels of Ibn Battuta: A Guided Reader is a unique Arabic literature and history textbook for students at the High Intermediate to Advanced level. Ibn Battuta was the greatest traveler of the medieval period, and his narrative provides an unmatched view of medieval civilization from Spain to China, and from Russia to Mali. Students will read the authentic descriptions of Ibn Battuta's encounters with cannibals, desert bandits, Mongol chieftains, and his impressions of wonders from Timbuktu to Constantinople to Quanzhou.

This book provides a guided and scaffolded survey of Ibn Battuta's greatest travels through twenty lessons, each with extensive preparatory, explanatory, and application exercises, enabling students to read the actual words of the original text without undue difficulty.

While telling a fascinating narrative as a whole, each of the twenty lessons is designed to stand alone for classroom or individual study. Individual sections focus on classical grammar and stylistics, historical and cultural background and critical evaluation of the texts. The book also provides teachers with a wide range of comprehension, composition, interpretation, and research activities.

The Treasures of Ancient Egypt (The Rizzoli Art Guides)

By The Egyptian Museum In Cairo

Brand: Universe
Released: 2003-11-29
Paperback (632 pages)

The Treasures of Ancient Egypt (The Rizzoli Art Guides)
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The Egyptian Museum in Cairo houses the world's most celebrated collection of Egyptian antiquities. Because of the encyclopedic nature of the collection, this comprehensive, illustrated guide to the museum is required reading for anyone interested in Ancient Egyptian history and culture. With over 900 color illustrations, thorough explanations, and detailed descriptions of over 570 objects, this book is a wealth of information.

The Egyptian Museum is currently touring a show throughout the United States called The Quest for Immortality: Treasures from the Egyptian Museum. Currently in Boston, it will travel to seven cities before the end of 2007.

Cairo City Guide (City Travel Series Book 89)

By R.G. Richardson

eComTech Publishing
Released: 2017-09-06
Kindle Edition (58 pages)

Cairo City Guide (City Travel Series Book 89)
 
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Cairo City Guide – Interactive City Guide - City Travel Series eBook
This is a live interactive search guidebook with over 1500 preset searches the net for everything about the city; no typing and never out of date.
You can search events, restaurants, hotels, golf courses, whale tours and sports, everything that is happening in the city.
In the guide book you look in the index of what you want to search and then you click on the button next to it, Google, Bing, Duckduckgo, Baidu, Facebook, Slide Share, YouTube or Pinterest and you instantly have you search items displayed.
For PC, Pad or Phone.
Click on Chinese under restaurants and Google lights up giving you all the Chinese
Chinese restaurants in the city, it's that easy....no typing!
Don't wait to travel to the city to get this app, get it now to stay up to date on what is going on in the city!
Pick it and click it! That’s how easy this search tool is, searching and immediately delivering the best and current information. Pick it and click it! No typing! The preset search words have been carefully selected to get the information you need to enjoy your travel to the max.
Instant time-saving access to the best information on everything that’s fun to eat, go, see or experience from A to Z
Please check out the complete travel series of search guide books.


 
 
 

 
 
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