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The best of Egyptian cuisine

Egyptians take great pride in their national cuisine. Egyptian cooking is associated with its long, ancient history and much of the traditional cooking techniques and ingredients are a reminder of these classical times. Trying the local…

Travels in Egypt: Conclusion

RANDOM THOUGHTS TOURING Depending on whose figures you use, approximately twelve million people visit Egypt each year. From all parts of Europe, they are rounded up and packaged into inexpensive tours and arrive in plane loads or ship…

Egypt: Trip to Alexandria – Part 3

FIRST A VISIT TO THE FISH MARKET We toured in Alexandria for two full days, time enough to cover all the important sites and to contemplate what was no longer there. Before we began the official tour, I wanted another slice of daily…

Egypt: Trip to Alexandria – Part 2

Several days after returning from the White Desert, we left Cairo, destination Alexandria, where we were scheduled to spend three nights at the Cecil, hotel of choice during the Colonial period. The distance between the two cities is 140…

Egypt: Trip to Alexandria – Part 1

THE ANCIENT WORLD WAS CALLING My interest in history and art history brought me to Alexandria. The city, established in 331B.C., by Alexander the Great, is one of the oldest extant cities in the world. Alexander personally picked out the…