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Exploring Egypt’s Mysteries

Exploring Egypt’s Mysteries
The mysteries of egypt have fascinated me since I was a child.  A lifelong lover of murder mystery novels, I began reading Agatha Christie at a young age.  It was through her writing that I first discovered this land of archaeological riches, made all the more exciting against a backdrop of murder, intrigue, and upper-class British characters jet-setting through exotic lands. I must have been about ten years old when I first read “Death on the Nile”, following M. Poirot and his ship...
July 26th, 2010 | Christina Uticone | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: all-inclusive, archaeology, egypt, featuredarticle

Dawn Princess World Cruise Port of Call: Port Said, Gateway to Cairo

Dawn Princess World Cruise Port of Call: Port Said, Gateway to Cairo
... under police escort. It was a long three hour bus trip to Cairo, but along the way passengers were introduced to some of the idiosyncrasies of egyptian life, ranging from partially finished houses (unfinished deliberately to avoid taxes) to pigeon cones (everyone raises pigeons to race and later to eat), types of crops (predominantly mango and date trees), overabundance of military bases, and common forms of transportation (cars, motorcycles, camels, and donkeys). Four Wheeling Around the Pyramids Arriving...
June 27th, 2010 | Liz Lewis | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: cruise travel, egypt

Dawn Princess World Cruise: The Suez Canal

Dawn Princess World Cruise: The Suez Canal
Originally, the Dawn Princess World Cruise had two scheduled stops in egypt – first Port Safaga (map) and then Port Said (map).  But engine problems caused the Dawn Princess to take a couple of unplanned stops (ironically on the same day that we had a pirate drill) in the middle of the Arabian Sea. Then we started moving again, but at reduced speed, towards the Red Sea and egypt. As a result, the stop at Port Safaga was cancelled, much to the disappointment of the passengers looking forward...
June 26th, 2010 | Liz Lewis | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: cruise travel, egypt, top-feature

Best places to discover lost civilizations

Best places to discover lost civilizations
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February 5th, 2010 | Vawn | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: ancient civilizations, Angkor, Angkor Wat, Cambodia, Chichen Itza, egypt, El Mirador, featuredarticle, Great Pyramid, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Peru, Ruins, Tikal

King Tutankhamun Makes a Stop in Munich

Landing upon the throne at age 8, egyptian King Tutankhamun ruled for a mere 10 years, which, let’s face it, what can you really do as king at the age of 8? Even at his tender age, the proverbial “boy king” achieved a lot during his short reign. This kid even had a wife and possibly two children! Of course, during his early years, he was greatly led by his advisers, but over all, he restored the peace and harmony which his uncle’s reign had taken away. It is still uncertain...
April 12th, 2009 | themunichguide | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: archeology, Attractions, egypt, Events, exhibit, Family Friendly, history, History & Information, king tutankhamun, Tours