The Global Life: War Jitters? Relax in Egypt

It's a great time to visit the land of the Nile if you hate crowds and love luxury at bargain prices

With the Middle East on the brink of war, it's an excellent time to visit the monuments and bazaars of Egypt. I'm not kidding. On a recent tour, I found the natives friendly and the culture more fascinating than ever. And with Americans shunning the place, it's perfect for adventurous travelers who hate crowds and love luxury at bargain prices.

Apprehensive Americans have avoided Egypt since terrorists gunned down 58 foreign tourists outside Luxor in 1997. And the 9/11 attacks contributed to an additional 34% decline in U.S. visitors, to 117,396 in 2002. But since 1997, Egypt hasn't seen a...

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