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Arguably the most visited country in Africa, Egypt's close proximity to Europe and the Middle East makes it easily accessible to travelers who flock in to see historical relics of kings and pharaohs dating back thousands of years. Fresh off the heels of a revolution termed the "Egyptian Uprising", Egypt's political landscape has changed dramatically, and Matador has been publishing ground-level perspectives and facts to help readers understand this uprising on a deeper level. In addition, we're also publishing articles and photo essays that cover other aspects of the country - cruising down the Nile (Africa's longest river), biking through the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, diving in the Red Sea, exploring the pyramids of Giza and the Eastern Desert, as well as ways of avoiding all the tourist traps mentioned above.

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Egypt Articles
6

3 reasons you should ignore the media and travel to Egypt NOW

by Shawn Sippin
5

Hot air ballooning in Luxor, Egypt

by Karen Dion
43

Etiquette for ‘splitting the bill’ around the world

by Candice Walsh
12

10 impossibly amazing trips of a lifetime

by Jason Wire
46

8 world cities and how much they cost to live in

by Daniel Nahabedian
2

10 things to do in Cairo, Egypt

by Joshywashington
15

How to get started sandboarding

by Harriet Potter
1

10 things you’ll miss after leaving Egypt

by Molly Nurse
1

Shut down in Egypt: One artist’s story of struggle and oppression

by Becky Hagan-Egyir
1

90% of Egyptian women are subjected to what happens in this video

by Katka Lapelosa

What journalists carry on the front lines: Amanda Mustard, Cairo

by Cengiz Yar Jr.
3

A Cairo love story

by Isabel Lachenauer
1

29 travel writer problems

by Katka Lapelosa
1

How the ousting of the Egyptian president is like the Fourth of July

by Brian João Garcia
6

Notes on Egyptian tourism post-revolution

by Marc Kassouf
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15 super unique libraries around the world [PICs]

by Sarah Park

How will Christians and Muslims coexist in the new Egypt?

by Ellen Freeman

The revolution, reflected in Cairo’s Date Market

by Ellen Freeman
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