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Grand Hotels of Egypt: In the Golden Age of Travel

by Andrew Humphreys

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A hundred years ago, travel in Egypt was an exotic world of steamer trunks and gangplanks, of red-costumed dragomans and transfers by donkey cart. No less exotic were the hotels, extravagant palaces of hospitality that combined the thrill of the unknown with the comforts of home. These were grand theaters in which guests were the actors, mingling with a fellow cast of adventurers, explorers, archaeologists, diplomats, uniformed officers, foreign correspondents, spies, and even kings. This book documents Egypt's historic hotels and the people who stayed in them, illustrated with the author's collection of luggage labels, posters, and vintage photographs.… (more)

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