Middle East Travel


Aristocrats and Archaeologists  
By Toby Wilkinson, Julian Platt

An unusually vivid first-hand account of early twentieth-century travel in Egypt

 
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Cairo's Street Stories: Exploring the City's Statues, Squares, Bridges, Gardens, and Sidewalk Cafés  
By Lesley Lababidi

In 1872, Ismail Pasha, the khedive of Egypt, was the first to adopt the European custom of positioning heroic statues on public display as a symbolic message of the continuing authority of the...

 
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Egyptian Cooking: and other Middle Eastern Recipes  
By Samia Abdennour

Since its original publication twenty years ago, Samia Abdennour’s Egyptian Cooking has become a true classic—a must-have cookbook for anyone who wants to eat as the Egyptians do. From...

 
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Egyptian Customs and Festivals  
By Samia Abdennour

How do Egyptian Muslims celebrate Ramadan? How do Copts—Egyptian Christians—celebrate Easter? What should you expect to find on the table when invited to eat in an Egyptian home? What do you say...

 
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Siwa  
By Margaret M. Vale

Siwa is a remote oasis deep in the heart of the Egyptian desert near the border with Libya. Until an asphalt road was built to the Mediterranean coast in the 1980s, its only links to the outside...

 
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Traveling through Egypt: From 450 B.C. to the Twentieth Century  
By Edited by Deborah Manley, Edited by Sahar Abdel-Hakim

“Egypt is one of the two wings of the world, and the excellences of which it can boast are countless. Its metropolis is the dome of Islam, its river the most splendid of rivers.”
—al-Muqaddasi,...

 
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Women Travelers in Egypt  
By Edited by Deborah Manley

Until late in the nineteenth century, few guidebooks acknowledged the presence of women as travelers—although women had been traveling around the world for centuries. Women’s accounts of their...

 
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