Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tourist Tip

The best time to tour Egypt is during Ramadan.

A contrarian view? Perhaps. But consider this: Hotels are empty, weather is beautiful, crowds at tourist attractions are a fraction of what they usually are, and when you go to restaurants during the day, you have them all to yourself.

On the down side, nothing is open for a few hours in late afternoon. And don't get me started on the call to prayer. Did I say that? Oh dear. I used to love it when the whole town buzzed at once. But it's lost its romantic appeal. Time to go home.

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