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Brought up on a holiday diet of camping, caravanning and self-catering countryside cottages, my preferred mode of travel is usually the independent kind. But as a solo tourist in Egypt, I have come across a frustrating number of difficulties that...
  ALEXANDRIA — The high windows of Hotel Crillon on Alexandria’s Mediterranean coastline give out onto a stunning horizon. But open them, and with a gust of fresh sea air honking trucks and car horns aggressively burst into the room...