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The Sleeper Train

In a hurry to get to Luxor or Aswan from Cairo? Flying is the fastest option. If saving money is...

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Memorializing the 'grand hotels' of Egypt

In “Grand Hotels of Egypt: In the Golden Age of Travel,” Andrew Humphreys gives a detailed history of the flourishing...

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Bakeries ready for Prophet's birthday

In preparation for Moulid al-Nabi, the holiday that celebrates the birth of the Prophet Mohamed, bakeries in Cairo began selling...

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Architecture: 'The Sultan’s Fountain' and the restoration of a sabil-kuttab

Throughout Egypt’s history, access to water has been essential to the development of its cities and towns. It is no...

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Cairo driving: The five most dangerous habits

Whether it’s the hours spent in traffic commuting each day, the arguments that ensue over fender benders, or the shock...

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Postcard from Portland: Maine finds its cultural heart

With very few people, and a lot of forests and coastline, the US state of Maine, in the northeast corner...

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Seoul's fish market: Live octopus, anyone?

Japan has long attracted visitors by its sushi, China with its Peking duck, Thailand with its curries and cooking classes...

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There's a lot to do in Edinburgh during the Fringe

Every August in Edinburgh, any indoor or outdoor space large enough to hold a small audience, including churches, conference rooms,...

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