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Egypt: General Travel to Egypt


General Travel to Egypt


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All About Hotels in Egypt by Jimmy Dunn

Somewhere in Egypt, there is a man carrying around a magic book that explains how hotels are to be ranked. That is, how many stars they should be given. Though we have often tried to track down this guy and his book, we have never managed to find him. We've asked hotels and we have asked the Ministry of Tourism, and others, but this information seems to be very elusive. What we can say is that were we to construct a hotel using the finest fixtures with whirlpool baths, king size beds with silk sheets and and fine bedspreads, decorating the halls and rooms with original fine art, and serve cuisine created by a famous chef, we might achieve no more than a three star rating.

Baksheesh: Egyptian Tipping by Joyce Carta

In the West, we call it "tipping" or "service." But those words don't fully express the breadth of flexibility and purpose of the practice known as "baksheesh." Egypt appears to run on baksheesh and the protocol of the practice becomes evident quite quickly once in the country. Basically, there are three kinds of baksheesh

Booking Trains, Buses and Ferries Independent of Tours by Jimmy Dunn

Most tour and travel operators will not book trains, busses and ferries independent of a tour. There is not much profit margin for simply booking these services along. However, after querying our tour and travel operators, we have found a few who will make such arrangements.

Budget and Independent Travel to Egypt - Part 1 by Jimmy Dunn

We work to make a trip to Egypt a lifetime experience possible for everyone by pointing out how go as inexpensive as possible. Find out all our secrets, our favorite budget establishments and much more. The first part covers travel to Egypt and your visit to Cairo. Part two will cover the remainder of Egypt except for the Red Sea and Sinai, which will be presented in part three.

Budget and Independent Travel to Egypt - Part II by Jimmy Dunn

We work to make a trip to Egypt a lifetime experience possible for everyone by pointing out how go as inexpensive as possible. Find out all our secrets, our favorite budget establishments and much more. The first part covers travel to Egypt and your visit to Cairo. Part two cover the remainder of Egypt except for the Red Sea and Sinai, which will be presented in part three.

Budget and Independent Travel to Egypt - Part III by Jimmy Dunn

We work to make a trip to Egypt a lifetime experience possible for everyone by pointing out how go as inexpensive as possible. Find out all our secrets, our favorite budget establishments and much more. The first part covers travel to Egypt and your visit to Cairo. Part two cover the remainder of Egypt except for the Red Sea and Sinai, which is presented in part three.

A Classical Short Tour of Egypt by Jimmy Dunn

Sometimes it would seem that we present so much information that new travelers to Egypt, seeking a classical tour, may be overwhelmed. There are so many sites to see and things to do in Egypt that a relatively short trip may seem impossible. Our coverage of Egypt is extensive, but in this Special Edition, we will outline the hot spots of a classical tour, and why the areas are so important.

Cruising the Nile by Jimmy Dunn

A first time visitor to Egypt who wants a classical (pharaonic antiquities) experience would do well to book a Nile cruise. Of course modern airlines shuttle tourists to the southern region of Egypt, but historically the Nile cruise was really the only way to visit the temples and tombs located along this stretch of the river. It is still a popular means of visiting upper Egypt and has many advantages to other means of travel.

Egypt - Not Just a Vacation, It's the Trip of a Lifetime. by Paul Groffie

Argument aside, there is a difference between a vacation and the trip of a lifetime. According to the Merriam Webster

Last Updated: June 13th, 2011

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