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Egypt, Land of the Most "Free Hotels" (and Cheapest)
In other words, you could spend 40,000 AA miles to go to Europe, instead of 90,000 AA miles to go to Egypt. Then you pay an extra $100 or so to get a roundtrip from Europe. In this case you’d pay $100 to save 50,000 miles. Also, you can book two different oneways with your AA miles. So you could fly to Switzerland with AA miles, then Egypt with cash. Then you could fly to Italy on cash, and the return from Italy with AA miles.
Egypt  AmericanAirlines  TravelIsFree  Hotels  Hiltons  SPG  clubCarlson 
july 2015 by HispanicPundit
5 Card Bonuses: From application to spending the miles | Travel Is Free | Travel Is Free
A little bit of work, but a huge reward. But the almost 140,000 Hilton points was even more intriguing considering I am planning a trip to Egypt where there are a ton of hotels for only 5,000 points! There’s a Hilton in Cario, Alexandria, and Sharm El Sheik for 5,000 points. 140,000 points is 28 nights worth of points at these hotels, and all that for a $90 annual fee, and the spend requirement. Awesome.
Hilton  Egypt  TravelIsFree  United 
may 2015 by HispanicPundit
My Top 10 Tips for Visiting the Pyramids of Giza | Frugal Travel Guy
Visiting the Pyramids when it is seventy degrees and sunny is so pleasant. You’ll get an occasional gentle breeze coming across the desert, and it always seems to happen just as you’re getting a bit warm. It wouldn’t be as pleasant in the desert when it is 100 degrees outside, occasional breeze or not. Click here to view Cairo weather by the month.
Egypt  FrugalTravelGuy  Travel 
december 2014 by HispanicPundit
democracyarsenal.org: Credit Where Credit Is Due, Obama Played This Beautifully
As Marc Lynch wisely points out the Administration basically followed the lead of the Egyptian people and didn't try to get too far ahead of what was actually happening on the ground.
egypt  obamaAdministration  foreignpolicy  cohen  sidebar 
february 2011 by HispanicPundit
Steve Sailer's iSteve Blog: A cynical view of the Camp David Accords
The answer, he found, was that nobody's views had changed at all. The kind of people who had liked it in 1978 -- Washington, Israel, American Jews, and a few at the top of the Egyptian government -- still liked it 30 years later. The kind of people who didn't like it in 1978 -- Palestinians, other Arabs, Russians, and American Arabists -- still didn't like it.
MiddleEast  egypt  carter  history  sailer  sidebar 
february 2011 by HispanicPundit
Steve Sailer's iSteve Blog: The Deal
The deal struck at Camp David in 1978 was, very roughly, that, in return for no more war, the U.S. would give Israel $3 billion per year and Egypt $2 billion per year, or $50 per Egyptian per year. That wasn't bad money back then.
egypt  foreignpolicy  Israel  sailer  sidebar 
february 2011 by HispanicPundit

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