The world beneath the Red Sea surface can top the simple pleasures of the shore, writes Stephanie Clifford-Smith.
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Ass's milk may be off the menu but there are other ways to feel like Cleopatra, writes Belinda Jackson.
Belinda Jackson learns to keep mum when shopping in the mother country of civilisation.
Stephanie Clifford-Smith finds that accepting help from a stranger comes at a price.
Staying at home this summer? Belinda Jackson nominates 10 great reads for the armchair traveller.
At the world's oldest tourist destination, Dugald Jellie steps from eternal sunshine into royal crypts and crowded souks.
Cruising Lake Nasser to Abu Simbel is temple heaven, writes Belinda Jackson.
Nothing prepares you for the size and greatness of this captivating place. Sites such as Luxor's Karnak temple; the sand-swept tombs of the Valley of the Dead; Abu Simbel or the Great Pyramids are awe-inspiring. But you can also dine like pharaohs on the banks of the magnificent Red Sea after a day's snorkelling on the blue hole; or investigate its history in the fascinating museums of Cairo.