FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2012
Contact: Dulce Rodrigues
Website address: www.dulcerodrigues.info
Book Name: TRAVELOGUE - EGYPT
THROUGH THE EYES OF A WESTERN WOMAN
TRAVELOGUE - EGYPT THROUGH THE EYES OF A WESTERN WOMAN
A DIFFERENT INSIGHT INTO THE ANCIENT LAND OF THE GOODS
In TRAVELOGUE - EGYPT THROUGH THE EYES OF A WESTERN WOMAN award-winning author Dulce Rodrigues tries to share with the reader or future-to-be traveller
her own impressions about Egypt: its monuments as she saw them; its legends as she heard them; the native people she met, their usages and customs;
how they interacted with foreign people and with women in general. The book is a written account of how today's Egyptians feel and care about their cultural heritage...
“When I went to Egypt, I went to visit pharaonic Egypt, but my first confrontation with the country was through Cairo, a noisy, gray and dusty megalopolis that intimidated me”, says Dulce.
“But hidden in this huge city beats in unison the heart of a whole people seeking to find their route to a better future. Egyptians can be very friendly people.
I will never forget Ali's words when saying goodbye to me at the airport: Please Mrs. Dulce, come again to Egypt. We love you come.” And she adds “I know he meant what he said.
As to pharaonic Egypt, the whole Nile Valley appeared to me like an extraordinary open-air museum that fulfilled my expectations though I could only visit a small part.”
It’s her impressions that Dulce Rodrigues loves sharing with the reader in the book. They are her own experience and personal feelings,
because as she also says “any trip is a kind of initiation from which we will gain a wealth of knowledge and perceive new emotions.”
While passing on to the reader her own impressions, Dulce compares social-cultural traits and traditions and delivers her own engaged opinion on the world we live in today...
a world full of contradictions, hypocrisy and inequities... as seen through the eyes of a Western Woman...
For further information on the book, or about Egypt, please contact Dulce Rodrigues by email.
About the Author
Award-winning Dulce Rodrigues has authored six children’s books and a travelogue about Egypt. She speaks six living languages, and she translates her own books.
Born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal, she received a scholarship to study at the Goethe-Institut in Germany, and one for a scientific course with the Open University in the UK,
and wound up living in many different countries around Europe. Now retired after a career that included working for NATO and as a translator for the U.S. Military,
she currently lives in Belgium, where in addition to writing she enjoys gardening, and arts in general.
Loving as well History and travelling, Dulce Rodrigues has been to many countries in the world, from the Americas to India, through Europe and Africa.
Please visit her at www.dulcerodrigues.info.
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