|Egypt Travel Planner|
|Everyone should visit this astonishing country at least once....|
Ever since I went to Egypt to write the Berlitz Guide to Egypt, I've been under the spell of this ancient/modern mystical country, so now I'm developing EgyptTravelPlanner.com.
Here's a preview: cruise on the Nile.
Most people go for the history: Cairo, Alexandria, the Nile, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel—and the art of 5000 years.
But there's lot more to Egypt: a culture crafted over thousands of years from the times of the pharaohs and Cleopatra through the Greek and Roman eras, the Arab and Fatimid periods, the Ottoman Empire, khedivial kingdom, British protectorate, and the modern republic.
Though much of Egypt's area is desert, it's good to remember that in Roman times Egypt was the granary of the empire. (In Turkish, the word for "corn" and "Egypt" are the same.)
And despite—or perhaps because of—the sand, there is natural beauty aplenty.
Following on the success of TurkeyTravelPlanner, FranceTravelPlanner, NewEnglandTravelPlanner, NorwayTravelPlanner and the other websites of the Travel Info Exchange, Inc., EgyptTravelPlanner will bring you solid, reliable, useful travel information to help you plan your trip to Egypt.—Tom Brosnahan
Cruise on the Nile: what could be better?