Egypt Now – Modern Egypt

Egypt today is a study in contrasts, especially in Cairo, where modern skyscrapers, highways, a subway system, hotels, restaurants, advertising and western clothing blend together with ancient pharaonic ruins, Islamic mosques, Coptic churches, Middle Eastern garb and bazaars.
As for the rest of the country, life for the fellahin is similar to that of their ancient Egyptian or early Arab settlers ancestors. They inhabit the rural villages along the Nile, living in mud brick houses or goatskin tents, and tilling the soil with the same tools of pharaonic times.
Along the Nile valley, modern Egypt still looks very much like its ancient past, except for the roadways running along the river and some electricity towers and lines here and there.
For the traveler, Egypt today is an open air museum, with ancient monuments scattered along the east and west banks of the Nile, from the Pyramids of Giza at the North to the Great Temple of Abu Simbel near the present day border of Sudan.
Around the Red Sea Coast and the Sinai Peninsula, there has been significant developments focused in the tourism industry, as former fishing villages are turning into resort towns catering to wealthy tourists principally from Europe and the Middle East.
This website is dedicated to both Egypts – the Egypt that takes you back to the glory of bygone days and the Egypt of a devout people that struggle every day to overcome corruption and poverty while keeping a friendly smile to foreign visitors.
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