Michelin Green Guide: Egypt
actually pre-ordered this book from Amazon, since the
new 2002 version was due out in Spring and this
one was so essential to our travels before. The Michelin green guides (travel guides) red guides (restaurants,
hotels) are definitely not glitzy or even attractive.
Utilitarian and usually bland, the Michelin guide
is a gazetteer-type listing of cities closely referenced
to their maps with basic information about local sights
and driving tours.
But if you want the latest and greatest on admissions,
hours, or directions, this is the book to have. Nearly
every city, from Aswan to Zagazig is listed with at
least a mention of most of the notable sites within
driving distance. Many of the larger sites (pyramids
or valley tombs, for example) have a short self-guided
All the sites are listed with relevant dates and related
information, albeit with terse descriptions in some
cases. Each area has a "Worth a Visit" section that
highlights the major attractions nearby, so people
on a tight schedule can pick and choose what to see.
Travel details such as hotels and other resources
are scarcely mentioned, so I use this as a reference
for the sites instead of travel in general.
Opening times and costs are clearly listed and seem
to be very accurate. Driving or walking tour directions
are easy to follow. This is the content that I usually
grab one of the Green Guides for.
I've never used the other Michelin guides. There are
"red guides" for restaurants, I guess, and
blue guides for something else...I'm not actually