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Egypt – A Place Of Contrasts

The rooftop of the Hotel Fairmont in Cairo looked reassuring, architecturally beautiful and  well-kept – in contrast the roof tops of the houses surrounding the hotel was another story……….. More from Egypt soon! Brigitte Advertisements

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EGYPT’S DAILY LIFE – CROSSING THE NILE

 Staying on the East Bank in Luxor or the West Bank, there is always a reason to cross the river – the river Nile. If you are staying on the East Bank in Luxor and you want to visit the Valley … Continue reading

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VISITING EGYPT – DO YOU WANT TO FEEL LIKE A NATIVE?

When you travel and you want to feel like a native you need a native to show you the hidden corners. The corners off the beaten pass. My friend Ahmed introduced me to his friend Sayed – everybody has lots … Continue reading

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EGYPT’S ROYAL PALACE OR DISNEYLAND?

Winding our way through Cairo’s traffic, we were finally on the road to Alexandria. After two hours we reached the outskirts of town, closer to the famous Corniche, a water front promenade that runs for 10 miles along the Mediterranean.  When … Continue reading

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HEAVEN – WHERE IS IT?

 Bryan Adams in his song  ‘Thought I’d died and gone to Heaven’  is referring to a woman. But heaven can also be a place – and I found that place when I arrived at the Winter Palace in Luxor. This Hotel was built-in 1886 … Continue reading

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