Alexandria, the Delta, and Suez

Deborah Manley

in Women Travelers in Egypt

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9789774164859
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781617971273 | DOI:
Alexandria, the Delta, and Suez

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Alexandria was to many early travelers their first experience ofEgypt and, after their journeying down the Nile, the flat coastline at Alexandria was their last sight of Egypt.The early women travelers who ventured here were provided with very little advice in the guidebooks about what they should bring with them—attention was focused rather on the needs of the ‘gentlemen travelers. Would-be lady travelers therefore turned to each other for advice or sought out the advice of their acquaintances who had been to Egypt.

Keywords: Carey; Whately; Fay; Elwood; Poole; Beaufort; Tobin; Brocklehurst; Lorimer; Nightingale

Chapter.  9082 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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