When I was checking on the background of Sarah Benhaida for the post below, I came across an article that she wrote and which appeared in The Nation earlier this month. There, Ms. Benhaida does a good job of describing the situation of many in the tourism business in Egypt. Read the whole thing. Here are some pictures from pre-revolution 2010 to go with the article.
Queen Hatshepsut's temple.
Crowds pass through the major temple complex and a horse carriage waits near the entrance to the shops.
Prices are very good right now. As the vendor in the article says, “It is so cheap now that you can buy gifts for even those you dislike.”