An informational and fun handbook/guide to Cairo, Egypt and down the Nile on a riverboat as far as Aswan - 2007
Patricia R. Gott Books
Quote from first paragraph:
"Egypt is situated in the Middle East, surrounded by feisty Libya, tumultuous Sudan, unstable Isreal and Palestinian factions, and neighboring hotbeds of Islamic extremist sympathizers and terrorists: Jordan, Syria and Iraq. Despite it's precarious location;, I still wanted to visit the cradle of our civilization. I wanted to see the pyramids, the sphinx, and the Nile in reality, not just pictures in books. I wanted to experience their ancient mystical energy, if there was any, and to see how they have survived these past four tousand years amidst cultures destined to self-destruct."
Quote from last paragraph:
"All-in-all I found: the Egyptians friendlier than anticipated, the Giza Pyramids and Sphinx more commercial than I'd imagined, the Nile cleaner than expected, and the temples--well, I had no preconceived notions about them--they're temples and they're ancient."