Know thy destination

baedeker egypt

In the days of the English occupation of Egypt, foreign visitors used to lug travel guides called Baedekers. These today are a thing of the past, although they have proven to be a veritable trove of information for writers such as Thomas Pynchon wishing to simulate the ambience of a long vanished Egypt. If you’re planning to actually visit Egypt for any extended period of time (i.e., you are not simply going on a long weekend drunken bash at a place like Hurghada), you could do worse than read this serious piece of political/economic analysis that was recently published by a reputable European source.

Traveler, know thy destination.

 

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