Although there is a wealth of guidebooks to Cairo, this is the first to specifically target the needs of families with children. Cairo: The Family Guide provides all families living in Cairo-expatriate and Egyptian alike-with the resources and information needed to explore the city to the fullest. Organized by geographic area, each section begins with an overview of the area's history and residents. Then the authors take us on a detailed journey to the special treasures of each Cairo neighborhood, with photographs, line drawings, maps that pinpoint sites of interest, and plans of museums and other places of importance in the area. Each section also includes practical advice on how to get to each location, what to take on visits, opening hours, and much more.And, as many people know, an enjoyable afternoon means something entirely different to a six year-old than to a thirteen-year-old: to this end, suggestions are age-sensitive, and a variety of activities are proposed. Also included are a detailed historical timeline and a recommended reading list to help children and teens get in the mood for a Cairene adventure.
LISA SABBAHY has a PhD in Egyptian archaeology from the University of Toronto and is the author of Ramses II: The Pharaoh and His Time. She is an assistant professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo.