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Here are a couple of recommended travel books on Cairo:
“Cairo: The Practical Guide,” by Claire E. Francy is a highly recommended guide that describes to the reader what life is like in Cairo, so that upon arrival visitors will not be quite as lost in terms of what they should expect to see. Francy used interviews with local residents to come up with advice and information on how much to expect items to cost, which cultural exhibits should not be missed, and what sorts of goods and services are available in Cairo.
“Lonely Planet Cairo,” by Andrew Humphreys is a book that talks in detail about the Egyptian pyramids and other historical monuments all over Egypt. The book also contains maps, recommendations on where to shop, eat, and visit in Cairo. Details on the history of Cairo and Egypt are also contained in this book.
"Blue Guide Egypt" is really very helpful, in which you can find information about so many things, daily life, places to eat , see, visit, very good explanation for the archaeological sites and visits that you will like to make. If you could not find the Blue Guide for all Egypt , then try the Blue Guide Cairo, it also has maps and many tips and advice.
Always browse any or all Travel Pictorial books about a country, region or a natural wonder of the world . You will find excellent photography to view at leisure. Check out any bookstore or library ( lending or reference ).
Always glance through any Travel Guide for the region you are planning to visit. You will always find some nuggat of useful information. The layout and content will always vary with the publisher. Every traveller should make it a priority to browse one or all of the guides listed below. It will be a great education to browse the layout and view the excellent photography. You decide which of the travel guide(s) you like the best.
Browse the children's or junior section of your local library for travel and geography guides. You will find a variety of guides to countries, regions or natural wonders of the world. The majority of these guides will be less than fifty pages in length. They will contain an excellent overview of a country etc. They are an excellent introduction to travel for a novice traveller.
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