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Published: 15 November 2011

256 Pages

6 x 8 1/2 inches

ISBN: 9789774164675

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The Practical Guide

Revised Edition

Lesley Lababidi

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

The guide described by The New York Times as "indispensable," newly researched and completely rewritten for 2011, fills a vital niche for expatriates and Cairenes alike who need a helping hand to organize--and enjoy--the challenges of a sojourn in Cairo. The basics of daily life-finding a flat, transporting personal goods, investigating school options for children, navigating Egypt's famous bureaucracy, and the intricacies of feeding and clothing oneself and one's family from the local market-are all detailed here. Advice gathered from a wide range of Cairo insiders, both native and foreign, gives the reader a cornucopia of current facts on prices, neighborhoods, product availability, work and business opportunities, and the dizzying range of cultural and leisure pursuits that Cairo is famous for.


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