Author(s): Ryan Levitt
Building on the market-leading success of Berlitz Pocket Guides, this brand new series features the same user-friendly approach, yet with a much higher level of detail to make these Handbooks both comprehensive and completely portable. With an emphasis on practical information such as accommodation, transport, health, money and more, this guide is an invaluable on-the-ground reference manual. The Country Fact File, Trip Planner and recommended, fully mapped tours highlight all the key sights, making it ideal for holiday planning too. The carefully selected Top 25 Attractions give you a flavour of all the exciting and interesting things to see and do on your trip, including visiting the Red Sea, home to some of the best dive sites in the world, shopping in the colourful souqs or taking a trip to the spectacular Temple at Dandarah. As well as exploring the entire country in a colour-coded, region-by-region format, this inspirational guide also contains unique experiences, with expert advice on how to make the most of local activities. There is also an extensive phrase book section, providing a wealth of language expertise for which the Berlitz brand is famous. The Berlitz Handbook series is one of the most content-rich, full-colour series' available, yet it continues to offer excellent value for money: the hallmark of Berlitz. Don't leave home without this wealth of practical information at your fingertips.
Contents: Top 25 Attractions. Egypt Fact File. Trip Planner. Unique Experiences: Nile Cruising; Diving and Snorkelling; Desert Safaris; Shopping in Souqs; Nubian Culture; Coffee Houses. Places: Getting Your Bearings. Cairo: Downtown; Old Cairo; Tour of Islamic Cairo; Zamalik and Gazirah; Belly Dancing; Listings. Giza, Memphis & Saqqarah: Giza; Tour of the Pyramids; Memphis; Saqqarah; Dahshur; Ancient Egyptian Gods; Listings. Middle Egypt: Al Mennyah and Region; Asyut; Abydos; Dandarah; Listings. Luxor: East Bank; Luxor's East Bank; West Bank; Listings. Upper Egypt: Luxor to Aswan; Aswan; Aswan and Islands; Lake Nasser; Hieroglyphs; Abu Simbel; Listings. Alexandria and The Delta: Alexandria; tour of Alexandria; The Delta; Listings. The Sinai: Sharm Al Sheikh & South Sinai; Bedouin Culture; Eastern Sinai; Western Sinai; Northern Gulf of Suez; Listings. Red Sea Coast: Hurghadah and Al Gunah; Eastern Desert; Port Safajah and Al Qasir; Marsa 'Alam & the Far South; Ramadan; Listings. The Oases and the Fayyum: Siwah Oasis; Other Oases; Al Fayyum; Listings. Practical Advice: Accommodation; Transport; Money and Budgeting. Setting the Scene: History; Culture; Food and Drink. Phrasebook. Index.