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October 2011

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    What's the most grandiose or luxurious plantation/mansion one can visit in Atlanta or the Georgia area?

    Despite our history, Atlanta has very few plantation homes left. Most were burned during Sherman's March to the Sea during the Civil War. And Atlanta has more recently been less interested in preserving that history. Civil War history is not well preserved in Atlanta due to the lingering resentment among the African-American community. With that said, there are a few place I'd recommend. A good one to see is the Bullock House in Roswell. Also, if you have a car, take a drive east on I-20 towards Augusta and visit Madison. This town was saved from distruction by Sherman's troops by the local towns people. Its one of the more well preserved towns from that era in the state. There are a number of beautiful 1800's homes to see in this lovely small town. In another direction down I-85 south towards Montgomery, you'll find the city of Newnan. This is another very well preserved southern town. In fact, Newnan is known as the City of Homes. Incidently, Newnan is not far from White Springs where FDR spent his last days at the Little White House. If you're a histroy buff, this is well worth the trip. Have a great trip. about 9 years ago

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    Any suggestions for a 4-day itinerary in Manhattan? I am staying on 46th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues, and plan on walking a lot!

    MOMA and the Met are two more excellent museums to check out. Don't be afraid to use the subway. It will save you quite a bit of walking. Get a Metro Card and a map and you're all set. Go downtown to see the WTC site and other landmarks. Catch ferry over to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. For some quiet time, walk through Central Park to or from the Met or the Guggenheim. Also check out the Cloisters. Empire State building and NY Public Library. Great architecture. You are right near the Theatre District if you want to see a show. over 8 years ago

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    Has anyone gotten a visa to Egypt upon arrival in Cairo airport? is it difficult?

    This is very easy. It is essentially an entry fee. I believe it cost around US$5. They essentially affix a postage stamp sized sticker in your passport. There are several booths you will see before you get to the security line. Go to anyone of them. Its a very simple process. about 9 years ago