- Egypt Inside Out
An outstanding combination of words and photographs, showcasing Egypt’s charisma in the 21st century, its varied and magnificent geography, and its hospitable and humorous inhabitants
The drama of history and the confluence of geography and climate have made Egypt one of the most sought-after travel destinations in the world. But what is that elusive something that makes it unlike anywhere else on earth? In Egypt Inside Out, Trevor Naylor and Doriana Dimitrova escape the crowds and clamor to take us a on a lyrical exploration of place, bringing us the country in all its captivating regional diversity.
The wistfulness of Alexandria, the serenity of Aswan, the energy of Cairo, the lushness of Fayoum, the magic of Siwa, the haunting purity of river and desert. Photographing villages, towns, and cities from the cool, intimate interiors of hotels and homes, and from on board boats, taxis, and trains, they transport us to Egypt’s hideaways and dappled shadows, its groves and temples, dazzling colors and sublime light, and the vast splendor of its landscapes and monumental architecture. Written by an author who has known Egypt for more than thirty years, and illustrated with beautifully observed photographs, Egypt Inside Out is a unique journey through the ever-present allure of an extraordinary country.
Introduction – Seeing Egypt Our Way
Looking Downriver – Nubia and AswanEast and West – Luxor and the Nile from both sides
Through Fayum to the Deserts
Facing the Sea – Alamein and Alexandria
Along the Coast to Siwa
Sinai - Sea and Spectacle
Trevor Naylor is the author of Cairo Inside Out (AUC Press, 2017) and co-author of A Roving Eye: Head to Toe in Egyptian Arabic Expressions (AUC Press, 2014). He has been a visitor to, and resident of, Egypt since 1986.
Doriana Dimitrova is a Bulgarian photographer who has lived and worked in Cairo. She is the photographer of Cairo Inside Out (AUC Press, 2017) and of A Roving Eye: Head to Toe in Egyptian Arabic Expressions (AUC Press, 2014).
"A real picture of what Egypt is like today." —May El Habachi, Oasis Magazine
"[A]n excellent guide to the ancient land."—Shepherd Express
"The inside-out perspective evokes the experience of being there, inviting readers to embrace an almost meditative travel discipline of slowing down to take in the details and complexities of Egypt, moment by moment. . . . taking the reader on a picturesque journey northward along the Nile, from the Nubian culture and archeological richness of Aswan to the temples at Luxor and all the way to Cairo and Alexandria along the coast."—J. Trevor Williams, AramcoWorld