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... the individual pieces stopped me on the spot. Both floors are overflowing with ancient artifacts but when you read the labels some of it comes from 3000 BC and before. Proper Indiana Jones stuff. I understand that another Egyptian Museum is under construction elsewhere outside of Cairo but currently every artifact ever delicately prized out of the ground by archaeologists in Egypt sits in this museum. Statues of Pharaohs, standing proud in battle dress, sometimes accompanied by their ...
... br> allowed early check-in without charge!!
Anyway Cairo is vibrant. The driver (Ashraf) who picked me
up from the airport, returned one hour later to chauffeured me around some of
the ‘must see’ sites of the city. We travelled through the City of the Dead,
where I saw the squalor the poorest people of Cairo live in – the historic, old
ruins of the city have been taken over and inhabited by the very, very poor ...
chaos of an Egyptian city was panicking. I circled for an hour before finding
the road to Cairo and escaped the crumbling stink of concrete, reluctantly
joining the traffic. On scanning my surroundings I saw nothing but life amongst
decay. A coat of smoldering waste ran along the flat land at either side of me,
dotted with hunched figures foraging barefoot for anything valuable. People
were everywhere ...
... of the airport, let alone find a flat and learn their language, helpless as we are.
The next morning, post party, is the weekend tipping into December. Of course, in a 90% Muslim country, for most Egyptians life sails on as usual through the month of December. Partly because we’ve enjoyed not having Coca Cola slipping Santa Claus into our drinks from September onwards, and partly so as not to waste away our time here by creating a home away from home, ...
... much? The temple was also used as a hospital and there are some really cool hieroglyphics showing the types of instruments they used. They also have a museum with heaps of mummified crocs in it, check the photos. Day 7 we got up and caught a bus to Luxor. First we checked out the great karnak temple, look it up you would have seen it in movies like the mummy or just on telly. Is pretty epic, easily the biggest temple we saw. That night I just took it easy and went ...