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Grand Hotels of Egypt: In the Golden Age of Travel

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From the earliest resthouses serving travelers on the Overland Route between Britain and Bombay to the grand Edwardian palaces on the Nile that made Egypt the exotic alternative to wintering on the Riviera, the hotels of Alexandria, Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan were always about far more than just bed and board. As bridgeheads for African exploration, neutral territories for co ...more
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published November 15th 2011 by American University in Cairo Press (first published November 1st 2011)
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Christina Startt
Aug 20, 2016 Christina Startt rated it it was amazing
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This books was fantastic. It provides a fun, yet thoroughly informative look at travel in Egypt between the mid 1800s and early 1900s.

I read it front to back, primarily using it for research purposes, but can honestly say reading it for fun would have left me just as satisfied. The author includes everything in his descriptions of the major Grand Hotels: photos, illustrations, historical facts, tales of the famous and infamous guests, detailed descriptions of architecture, and much more.

I defini
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Chris
Jun 19, 2017 Chris rated it it was amazing
I love being transported back in time with words and sketches and actual photographs. As the title implies, the grand hotels are/were exotic and extravagant places. The book documents life in that golden age when travelers climbed the great pyramids and dined in pyramid chambers with mummies. My head it full of wonder about "the golden age of travel."
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