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New Rough Guide Smooths Everything Out
on 21 March 2013
I had the previous edition out of the library planning our trip to Egypt and bought the latest issue for the trip itself. It is excellent although I did have nagging thoughts that the previous edition seemed more comprehensive somehow. I have not put both issues together to make a comparison so it is probably just the updated format; maybe one or two maps are on a single page whereas they were on two before ? Either way if there are any differences they are minimal and the book is SUPERB. Others use Lonely Planet but to me they fall short of the depth of the RG. We travelled to Cairo, Aswan, cruised to Luxor - all the places we visited, temples, tombs - everything - were covered - with helpful suggestions along the way.
One suggestion I might add myself is if you are planning to visit the Valley of The Kings, most tours go early in the morning (as we did with our formal tour) so the place is crowded. We revisited under our own steam a few days later at at 3 pm and it was virtually deserted plus we had nice evening shadows giving great atmosphere. We also visited Howard Carter's house on the way - it is well worth the visit.