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Egypt : Tour Egypt Monthly : October 2000


This Month in Tour Egypt Monthly:

Feature Articles


Welcome to the Ancient Egyptian Home by Ilene Springer


Mudbrick houses made from sunbaked clay. Women scrubbing clothes in the Nile. Large terra cotta water jugs leaning against walls. Children running along with their fathers in the fields. This isnt ancient Egypt were talking about; this is what youll see if youre fortunate enough to travel along the Nile along some of the smaller villages of modern-day Egypt. Nevertheless, this will give you a glimpse into what the ancient Egyptian home looked like from the outside and the daily activities that took place around it.


Historical Hotels in Egypt - Part IV by Jimmy Dunn

This month we explore the history of another Sofitel Hotel, the Cecil in Alexandria, along with the exquisite El-Salamlek Palace Hotel, also in Alexandria. This will finish up our series on Historical Hotels in Egypt.


Departments

Ancient Beauty Secrets
by Judith Illes

This month Judith Illes gives a some real insight into Nefertem, God of Perfume in ancient Egypt. In relation to this god, Judith also explores the aromatherapy floral repertoire of Egypt. Interesting stuff that we are sure will appeal to all of our female, and more than a few of our male readers.

Book Reviews
by Mary Kay Radnich & Lynn M. Kordus

This month we review two books and one video, expanding our scope into various media. Mary Kay reviews "Common Birds of Egypt", while Lynn takes a look at "Egyptian Art", by Jaromir Malek. In addition, Mary Kay also reviews "Mysteries of Egypt, a current IMAX film.

Kid's Corner
by Margo Wayman

This month Margo Wayman expands her bag of goodies for children, including more stories, puzzles, games, recipes for children, activities and even an online crossword puzzle. The Kid's Corner and Color Me Egypt are hot topics for good reason, and good educational content.

Cooking with Tour Egypt
by Mary Kay Radnich

Mary Kay cooks Moussaka Cauliflower, another Egyptian favorite, Semolina Cake, which uses a wheat grain more familiar to us as an ingredient in couscous or pasta, and goes on to serve up an Arabic dish befitting the season - Pumpkin Pudding.

Hotel Reviews
By Juergen Stryjak & Jimmy Dunn

Again, we look at two very different hotels, with Juergen Stryjak's review the Hussein Hotel, a budget facility located about as close to the Khan el-Khalili market as one can get, and Jimmy Dunn reviews the Sonesta St. George, a 5 star hotel located in Luxor.

Egyptian Exhibitions
by deTraci Regula

The New York Metropolitan Museum, already blessed with an abundance of Egyptian treasures, has temporarily enhanced its collection even more with "Selections from the Myers Museum" an exhibit on loan from Eton College.

Egyptian Night Life
by Juergen Stryjak

The later in the evening, the better the atmosphere. Cairos only real jazz club takes you on a musical journey beyond common jazz borders, seven nights per week, throughout the whole year. Juergen Stryjak reviews this Cairo landmark club.

Restaurant Reviews
by Juergen Stryjak & Mariam Salama

Juergen takes a look at the young, but popular L'Aubergine Restaurant which claims to be Cairo's first & finest vegetarian restaurant. Mariam considers the Okamato, a Japanese restaurant of the first order and some of the best food Mariam has ever tried.

Shopping Around
by Juergen Stryjak

Egypt is famous for its cotton. So, if you are going to travel to Egypt, have a look around in your home and decide, which one of your shabby sofas or your threadbare window treatments definitely needs a new cover or a new curtain! Then start a shopping spree in the Wekalat Al-Balah in Cairo!

Egyptian View-Point
by Adel Murad

Its a sad story, and one of the common people of Egypt. Last month, Adel explained Egyptian humor, and this month he provides at least one of the reasons that Egyptians must keep a good humor.

Editor's Commentary
by Jimmy Dunn

This month Jimmy Dunn explains Tour Egypt, the organization. Why is it the Official Web site of the Ministry of Tourism and ETA of Egypt, who our writers are, and what its all about.

Web Reviews
by Siri Bezdicek

Web Reviews provides an interesting look at other Egyptian sites on the Internet, by the manager of our new Egyptbot search engine.


Prior Issues:

September 1st, 2000
August 1st, 2000

July 1st, 2000
June 1st, 2000

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