A Little About My Latest Trip to Egypt
It was a splendid trip. As many Tour Egypt readers know, I have just returned from an Egyptian tour which I took with my wife and 13 year old son. Actually, I should point out that while my wife and child were touring, I was often working, though I did go out with them on a few occasions. Regardless, the evenings were wonderful, many spent with old, good friends, as well as a few new ones.
I must admit that a little patience is in order when traveling with a young teenager. It helps to have a similarly aged child traveling along, which we did. But as much as I would have liked Taylor to see everything, I also must admit that an occasional sleep in was also in order. How a child reacts to Egypt is probably due to some extent to their interest in the subject, but for many families, the children will not exactly be Egypt enthusiasts, though most will have some interest. Therefore, we found days where it was best to let him sleep in and go swimming instead of trekking around the monuments. It mixed fairly well, and in the end, he had a grand time, though handy internet cafe's played a big role in his acceptance of Egypt.
My wife surprised me. Though I think anyone would enjoy a trip to Egypt, prior to this, she was by no means an Egyptian enthusiast. Many people I speak to plan and dream of a trip to Egypt for years, so it is not surprising to find them even more enthralled with the trip once home. But it did surprise me when Joanie admitted to being depressed about leaving Egypt. Always one to miss her home, and never that much of a traveler, Egypt seems to have taken to her, and her to Egypt. She made some great friends, and discovered the amazing hospitality of this grand country.
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We toured Egypt with travel writers, travel agents and others, most of whom had never been to Egypt. A number of them expressed some apprehension about coming to Egypt, but that all changed quickly. In fact, a number of our travelers were very impressed with the hospitality with which we were given, as well as the welcoming attitude of the people. I believe that each and every one returned with a new opinion of Egypt and its people, and many with a longing to return as soon as possible.
Mr. Mohamed Arabi: The "Bird Man" of Aswan By Dr. Susan L. Wilson
A Brief Look at the Sinai By Jimmy Dunn
Mummies of Ancient Egypt: The Process and Beyond By Catherine C. Harris
The Lost Feeling, Or Was It a Mummy? By Arnvid Aakre
Breaking the Color Code By Anita Stratos
Alabaster: Egypt's Rock of the Ages By Sonny Stengle
Wreck Diving in the Egyptian Red Sea By Ned Middleton
The Animals of Ancient Egypt By Caroline Seawright
Editor's Commentary By Jimmy Dunn
Ancient Beauty Secrets By Judith Illes
Book Reviews Various Editors
Hotel Reviews By Jimmy Dunn & Juergen Stryjak
Kid's Corner By Margo Wayman
Cooking with Tour Egypt By Mary K Radnich
The Month in Review By John Applegate
Egyptian Exhibitions By Staff
Egyptian View-Point By Adel Murad
Nightlife Various Editors
Egypt On Screen By Carolyn Patricia Scott
Restaurant Reviews Various Editors
Shopping Around Various Editors
Web Reviews By Siri Bezdicek