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Lonely Planet Egypt (Country Travel Guide) Paperback – June 1, 2010
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For starters, the layout is confusing and hard to use when you are traveling. For instance the "getting there and away" section really means "getting away." You have to flip back and forth to each city to find out when you can arrive and when you can leave.
Worse than a confusing layout is the fact that the information is FLAT OUT WRONG. The bus times listed don't exist with any bus company, numbers given for bus companies don't work and you find out from locals that is because they are the wrong numbers. In St. Katherine's they have buses listed for Cairo and Dahab.....and the bus to Dahab doesn't exist. That's right. I got out there, waited for the bus that never came. Locals then said the bus hasn't run in 5 YEARS!!!!
I have lived in the Middle East for 4 years, speak Arabic and I have never been so happy that I wasn't new to this part of the world, because this book was useless. As in, I had to ask for everything.....could have traveled without it.... DON'T BUY IT.
- They love Dahab, but there are no tour companies listed in the Dahab section to help us arrange some tours
- The best hotel in Dahab, the Le Meridien, is not even listed in the book.
- The travel agency they recommend in Luxor was HORRIBLE. We cut our tour short.
- They are also missing new hotels in Cairo, like the Fairmont hotel.
- The book makes it seem like Cairo has very few metered taxis, but in fact, there are tons. Seems to be old data.
for hotel booking information, i would must recommend just googling for the top hotels instead, and look for ratings. tripadvisor.co.uk is also really helpful for that kind of stuff.
this book also lacks pictures. i think i would definitely buy another guide if i were to do the trip again in the future.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Used it in travel. It's heavy but comes in handy. The book has a lot of information including some of the history.Published on June 9, 2013 by justanothermom
I've always liked Lonely Planet guides because they always go off the beaten path and are always written for the back packer crowd. Read morePublished on July 17, 2011 by Joe Traveler
Shipped quickly. Bought for a friend who was planning a trip to Egypt this summer. We'll see if he actually gets to use it seeing as the country is unstable.Published on February 13, 2011 by MHFarooqi
EGYPT is another fine destination-oriented guide from Lonely Planet Publishers, and comes from an expert who offers an updated coverage packed with maps, color chapters, and more. Read morePublished on September 19, 2010 by Midwest Book Review