Articles Tagged ‘pyramids’

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...

Travel Like a Local: Pyramids in Egypt, Drinking in Rio, Risky Business in London

Travel Like a Local: Pyramids in Egypt, Drinking in Rio, Risky Business in London April 9, 2010 | Local Insight | Read More
During our first full week of April, our Local Experts are writing about everything from hotel openings to zoos to drinking etiquette – here’s our favorite stuff from around the Local Flavor blogs. Nick in Cairo “Egypt is, believe it or not, a great big desert. Which means Cairo is...

10 Reasons to Visit Cairo

10 Reasons to Visit Cairo May 29, 2009 | Cairo | Read More
Plant your tongue firmly in cheek and just say it: the Pyramids are so last millennia! Who wants to travel half way around the world to see Toblerone-shaped piles of old stones? And the Egyptian Museum? No more than a glorified vanity wall of long dead despots. Here are ten far more compelling reasons...