Egyptian archaeologists discovered statues, mummies and jewelry in the tomb of a prominent goldsmith who lived around 15th century B.C.
The Brussels, Istanbul and Paris terrorism attacks on soft targets and airports are all designed to maximize fear among two target populations: citizens and tourists.
10. Venture out into the desert. The majority of Egypt's 80 million people live on or near the Nile, but it is the other
The pillars (called lingam in Sanskrit) of Lord Shiva -- identified as a supreme god, along with Brahma and Vishnu, constituting the trimurti (trinity of gods) -- are strewn all over the world, including Washington D.C., Luxor, Paris, and Karnataka.
Situated along the Nile in the heart of downtown Cairo, on clear days you can actually catch a glimpse of the Pyramids of
This past October, amidst fear-based cries from all sides as to why I shouldn't, I left for Egypt for 10 days with one of my favorite travel partners. What I didn't expect, or even consider before leaving, was the Egyptian people themselves.
Archaeologists in Egypt say they've discovered not one, but two beautifully decorated ancient tombs near the historic city
What's new in Egypt? Plenty and that which is not new will always inspire. The Sphinx awed Napoleon and it certainly still leaves me in awe...every visit.
I recently spent a few days in Paris, at the height of the summer. It was beastly hot, and the downside of Paris being voted the #1 tourist destination is, well... tourists - an overcrowded, cacophonic abundance of them. Yet I had a fairly blissful trip.
Egyptian archaeological workers stand next to a newly-displayed statue of pharaoh Amenhotep III in Egypt's temple city of
Eating at McDonald's in a foreign country does not make you a despicable traveler. There, I said it. Hate me now.
For me, part of the allure of a place like Egypt is to go back in time by visiting a village. And I really need a good village experience to balance out the silent ancient stones and chaotic concrete urban scenes for the new TV shows.
Across the Nile from Luxor is a valley with more ancient treasures than any place I've seen. I spent a long day visiting tombs and temples to find the best places for my upcoming TV episodes on Egypt.
Returning to Luxor we crossed lush farmland of alfalfa, sugar cane, and wheat, with irrigation ditches reminding me of how Egyptians harnessed the Nile thousands of years ago.
Looking at the fine statues of the god Amun and the pharaoh Amenhotep III, I remembered the coin collectors' term from my distant childhood for a coin that was never in circulation: BU, or brilliantly uncirculated.
The city faces the river with a fine riverside promenade, lots of ferries and pleasure boat traffic, huge hotels facing the
The balloon came down in farmland a few kilometres (miles) from the Valley of the Kings and pharaonic temples popular with
The actual tomb of Khay has yet to be uncovered, but efforts to excavate it continue, Al Ahram adds. The ruins of the pyramid
While riots, violence, and other domestic and civil disturbances frequently flare up in places like Mexico, Brazil, Greece, Korea, Thailand and many other popular international destinations, American travelers still flock to these hotspots to soak up their sun, tour their sites and spend hoards of money. While this trend may seem counterintuitive, it reflects the successful adoption and sponsorship of a more advanced and nuanced set of strategies and tactics to promote continued tourism to these destinations.
The truth about Egypt is that its recent restlessness is more about internal domestic issues and about a proud and awakened people yearning for freedom and dignity.