Queer Things About Egypt

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Jazzybee Verlag, 2019 - 512 pages
This book is filled with varied information about Egypt. Everything is touched upon—the people, their customs, and manner of writing English, descriptions of scenery, history and social conditions—in the manner of a well informed traveler willing to tell all he knows. It is an entertaining book, and one which a visitor to Egypt could hardly afford to be without, especially the seekers of recreation in perusing passages of sprightly talk about things new and old, maintained by a man who is likely to have cheered many a table and fireside by his traveler's tales.

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Contents

The Egyptian State Railways
Damietta
Rosetta
Abûkir and the Battle of the Nile
A Visit to the Fayum the Land of a Thousand Days
Assyut and Abydos
Crossing the Libyan Desert to the Great Oasis
The Marvels of the Great Oasis

Doing Business with Egyptians
The Pasha
The Naughty Princess
Chips from the Court
The Man About Town in Egypt
The Humours of the Country Egyptian
The Gyps at Home
On the Humours of Egyptian Hotels
The Egyptians Idea of Serving His Country
Of the Humours of Egyptian Donkeyboys
On the Most Interesting Things to Buy in Egypt if you have not much to Spend
FROM ALEXANDRIA TO ASSUAN
Some Reflections on the Forgotten Cleopatra
Cleopatras Temple of Denderah
Luxor the City of the Lotuseater
The Tombs of the Pharaohs at Thebes
Hundredpyloned Thebes
Three Great Temples Esna Edfu and Komombo
Assuan the City of the Idle Wealthy
The Great Dam of Assuan
Elephantine
Philæ the Melted Pearl
The Humours and the Beauties of the Nile as seen from Cooks Steamers
Life at Luxor
The Ruins of Karnak
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