Articles Tagged ‘Egypt’

Egypt’s Museums and Pyramids Have Reopened, Tourism Struggling

Egypt’s Museums and Pyramids Have Reopened, Tourism Struggling March 21, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
According to USAToday, the estimated total monetary loss during the political unrest in Egypt: 10 billion Egyptian pounds, or $1.7 billion USD.  And more than half of that loss is linked to tourism. But things are starting to look up. After shutting down during the worst of the unrest for fear of damage...

Developed Neighborhood Found to be Graveyard of Sphinxes

Developed Neighborhood Found to be Graveyard of Sphinxes December 8, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
It’s not everyday you wake up to find a herd of sphinxes being dug up in your neighborhood, but that’s just about what residents in Luxor, Egypt found. The archaeological discovery is unlike your typical find. This wasn’t just a few bones or carved stones, but 12 large sphinxes that...

The Nile: Treaties, Ecosystems, and International Disputes

The Nile: Treaties, Ecosystems, and International Disputes July 21, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
When we think of the Nile, it is usually Egypt that comes to mind. But in the recent chapter of the water war for ownership of the Nile’s water, the upstream African nations want to change that. Currently, Egypt and Sudan have dual ownership of the water (75 percent belong to Egypt, and remaining 25...

Egyptian-American Under Investigation For Illegal Weapons Smuggling

Egyptian-American Under Investigation For Illegal Weapons Smuggling May 13, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
As a country that has often felt the damage of terrorism and illegal weapons-smuggling, there is no doubt in anyone’s mind that Egyptian authorities would take a traveler carrying dozens of weapons into their country as seriously as any other. When Egypt-born Mohammed Ibrahim took a flight to Cairo...

Louis Vuitton Extends Its Foray into Luxury Hotels

Louis Vuitton Extends Its Foray into Luxury Hotels April 13, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Often associated with all things posh couture, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is expanding its empire with a string of new luxury hotels. Home of the aforementioned fashion powerhouse Louis Vuitton and champagne maker Dom Perignon, the company first dipped its toes into the hospitality sector in 2006...

Myth and Conspiracy in the Land of the Pharaohs

Myth and Conspiracy in the Land of the Pharaohs April 7, 2009 | Cairo, Culture/History | Read More
The Pyramids of Giza Forget about JFK, Princess Diana and the Apollo moon landings.  Forget about 9/11, the Illuminati, and the New World Order.  And don’t even think about dragging aliens, shape-shifting reptiles, or long-dead Sumerian gods into this.  If it’s a titillating hit of myth, conspiracy...