Egypt for Visitors
Egypt is still the number one tourist destination in the Middle East and with good reason. From its world-class scuba diving to the incredible once in a lifetime pyramids and other ancient offerings of the country to the lull of desert camping the country has everything a trip should contain.
Most people visit Egypt via a travel agency of some sort (see our interview below). Many people take historic and/or religious tours of the country also. Since Egypt and the region is quite far from the USA many people visit the country as part of a package tour and also include Jordan, Greece and possibly Israel as well.
Wherever and why-ever you go Egypt will change your perspective on life and on the world.
Background and General info:
FastFax Egypt - Your most important reading material before you head out to Egypt including visas, driving, dangers and more.
Egypt Overview - An overview of some important historical and statistical data (languages, etc.) from the country.
Pictures 1957 - Explore Galen Frysinger's old pictures from his trip from Alexandria to Cairo in the 50's with gomideast.com.
In-depth City Guides:
Cairo - Cairo is considered throughout the Middle East to be the region's defacto capital because of its enormity and its historical importance. Modern Cairo is as energetic, frantic, in flux, and fascinating as its historical roots are. Take a tour with us at gomideast.com.
gomideast Egypt articles:
It's All So Quiet: A nice account of a recent trip to the isolated Sinai beach communities and Tranquila beach in Egypt by Raquel de Jesus.
Map - A useful map of Egypt.
National Anthem - The National Anthem of Egypt in Arabic and English.
Lighthouse of Alexandria - One of the original 7 wonders of the world, explore its rich history and learn how the word "pharos" was born.
Interviews with Travel Agents on Egypt (hidden Egypt):
MA'AT PRODUCTIONS: A business partnership in Hobart, Tasmania. We specialize in tours to Egypt that we call "Walk Like an Egyptian." We are a husband and wife team - Mike is a PhD Egyptologist and Patricia is studying Islamic Art and Architecture and has an MA in Counseling.
Spiekermann Travel - Michigan USA - Our tours are mainly archaeology, culture and history oriented. Our destinations cover: Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Ethiopia, Mali, Iran and Lebanon.
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