Travel Blogs from Cairo, Egypt

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Determination, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Determination

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... seeing, and to be away from all the tourist nick-nack shops.  But back we must go, to the most determined of totes:  Cairo Riding the Tram that actually crawls, we attempted to board the train.  It was as if everyone were in a rush to get ...

Segregation, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Segregation

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... ;m the one gaining the benefits.  But whatever bad tastes may have been left in my mouth disappeared as we drove through Cairo and pyramid silhouettes became part of the city skyline.  How cool is that?  These ancient giants are still ...

Back to the Beginning at the End, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Back to the Beginning at the End

A travel blog entry by justinrowe

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... sure I spent too much money on things that weren't worth very much, but even that is something of a tradition for tourists in Egypt. When it came time to head to the airport to fly back to London, I had decided to take the public bus and finish the ...

Mummies, Pyramids and Chaotic Cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Mummies, Pyramids and Chaotic Cairo

A travel blog entry by justinrowe

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... and exotic, and a world away from anything that I had seen before. My four and a half hour flight from Heathrow to Cairo was fairly painless. I had organised my visa before I left so I was straight out of the airport with my bags, no worries. ...

Egyptian Roulette, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Egyptian Roulette

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... ; Realize that everything is the same, no matter where you go.  Accept a ride home from friends and really experience Cairo’s roads.  A place where anything goes and even 70km an hour feels like a NASCAR race.  Swerving through cars ...

Dodging traffic and slum fires in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Dodging traffic and slum fires in Cairo

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... as you approach the outskirts of the city. Pretty amazing and awe-inspiring. Unfortunately there is a lot of pollution and smog in Cairo, so there isn't a crystal clear blue sky backdrop to make them even more stunning. Alex and I spent some time at the ...

The amazing giza pyramids and sphinx, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

The amazing giza pyramids and sphinx

A travel blog entry by danly

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... age of 90, which is incredible considering that the life expectancy for Egyptians is about 70, and is considered to be one of Egypt's greatest and most powerful pharaoh’s. He outlived many of his own children and wives and we saw his mummy at the ...

Land of the Mummies, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Land of the Mummies

A travel blog entry by danly

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... through so much drinking water and with all the empty water bottles our room is looking like the Pacific garbage patch. Anyway we are both enjoying being somewhere as interesting as Egypt and we look forward to seeing the Pyramids very soon! Daniel + Ly ...

Losing It, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Losing It

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... taste subsided replaced with one as sugared as a glass of hot mint tea. And in the labyrinthine alleyways of old Islamic Cairo I found a different city peopled with kindness and warmth. More shockingly I found I was beginning to love Cairo. Cheers! ...

What I Have Learned (Episode III), Cairo, Egypt travel blog

What I Have Learned (Episode III)

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... will not hesitate to tell you. * "In Sha Allah" means "God willing" in Arabic and the people of Jordan and Egypt say it often. * In a bazaar in Cairo I was asked where I was from and when I told him he pointed to a picture above his head of Hillary ...

Cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Cairo

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... in its true magnificence. Remembering my previous visit, it was the exact same, the unremitting sales hassle at tourist sites in Egypt (followed closely by India) continues to be about the worst I have ever experienced. Not to say that it ruins the ...

Leaving Cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Leaving Cairo

A travel blog entry by shazlex

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... in rubbish. This all sound negative but I still love the place.  It is just so different.  An experience.  Cairo makes me realise how lucky we are.  In Australia the majority of the population live in spendour and don't even ...

Pyramid Schemes, Part II, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Pyramid Schemes, Part II

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... suspicious and when I received my ticket I even went to a policeman and asked if it was real. I wasn't like this last week - Cairo had turned me into a distrustful, bitter traveler. I knew that if I wasn't careful this country was going to try to screw ...

Arriving in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Arriving in Cairo

A travel blog entry by shazlex

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... Then he need to turn right and cut across four lanes of traffic to get there. Because we were so tired, the initial impressions of Cairo were somewhat lost for Mum.  She just wanted to sleep.  We got to the hotel at 1am (9am Australian time) ...

Our first day in Cairo - Mia Mia, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Our first day in Cairo - Mia Mia

A travel blog entry by shazlex

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Todays highlights included the Dodgy Lift, Cairo Museum and nearly being run over by a bus! After finally getting to sleep at around 2.30am (a bit longer for me as Mum was snoring loudly), we were awoken at 4.47am by the call to prayer.  My ...

Egypt - Awe and Angst!!!, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Egypt - Awe and Angst!!!

A travel blog entry by duke_schewe

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... and History ∑Environment Day with Kayla ∑The Red Sea ∑Kids Club at Le Pacha Resort Lowlights ∑The suicide bombing in Cairo ∑The animosity towards westerners. A woman in her full Burka (Moslem dress covering head/body) actually spat on the ...

Cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Cairo

A travel blog entry by jag

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... photos before leaving. I returned back to Cairo after visiting Aswan and Luxor before I flew out. I also re-visited Cairo on my second trip to Egypt with Ewa (Eva) re visiting the pyramids, Khan al-Khalili, Islamic Cairo. That was fun, as I knew ...

Back home at the Canadian Hostel...eh!, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Back home at the Canadian Hostel...eh!

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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... spending time with each time I was in Istanbul.  Hard to bridge those vast cultural divides and expectations... Huge haze over Cairo as we landed...zoomed through immigration, got my luggage and found my ride holding a sign with my name on ...

Egyption Lover Baby...., Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Egyption Lover Baby....

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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... history (compliments of my new friend, Rohini's, blog except for the bit › added żn italżcs): Started with Ancient Egypt, then the Persians invaded, then Alexander the Greek invaded and kicked out the Persians.The famous movie Cleopatara which ...

Our Final Day in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Our Final Day in Egypt

A travel blog entry by shazlex

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... internet at the hotel) and she gave me a cuddle farewell.  She gave me a postcard wishing my the best and my return to Egypt.  I took a photo of her and she even offerred to take off her head scarf and have a photo taken showing her hair (which ...

Back to Cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Back to Cairo

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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Arrived back from the desert to Cairo and spent the final group evening on a Nile Cruise eating buffet and watching hardly even mediocre belly dancing....yes, I have now officially given up on actually seeing proper bellydancing.  Said ...

Final thoughts on Egypt, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Final thoughts on Egypt

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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... ; It really is dirty, noisy, creepy, and crowded like everyone else says it is.  I cannot wait to get out of here.  Cairo, not Egypt.   I had such a great time in Egypt.  I will really miss it.  I am just going to jot down a ...

Day 1: Egyptian Museum, market, and hookah, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Day 1: Egyptian Museum, market, and hookah

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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... friend came over to pick me up.  I hadn't seen her in almost a year, so it was a very exciting reunion.  In Cairo!  It was mid-afternoon and sweltering.  We went to a nice cafe by American University in Cairo called Pottery Cafe and ...

Alexandria to Cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Alexandria to Cairo

A travel blog entry by shazlex

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... day.  Finally some sleep, we didn't wake until 8am.  We left Alexandria by bus travelled back to Cairo, arriving about 2pm. I've been giving mum lots of rehydration salts but she is still not feeling 100% and didn't feel like ...

Glowing Lantern, Train to Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Glowing Lantern

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... nbsp; She spoke excellent English that she learned mostly on her own; clearly she was motivated and energetic and intelligent.  As Egypt passed by the windows, we talked about what it is to be a young woman in the Muslim world. When Glowing ...

Return to Cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Return to Cairo

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... nbsp;   As hot as it is, we are still amazed by the outfits that many of the tourists are wearing.  Egypt is a Muslim country and, whether you agree with it or not, women are expected to dress modestly.  This doesn't necessarily mean ...

Middle school fantasy come true- PYRAMIDS, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Middle school fantasy come true- PYRAMIDS

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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I had to go to the Ramsis train station to get an overnight Cairo-Aswan train ticket.  Peter, one of the owners, said I could walk since it's only 2 stations away.  I don't think so.  The station was kind of confusing because I had to go ...

Love & Zalabia, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Love & Zalabia

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... nbsp; Truly kind people, I feel very blessed to have known them and spent time together.  Took a tour of old Islamic Cairo today and walked through a mosque that was over 1000 years old.  These ancient places of love, with ornate decorations to ...

Day 2: Coptic Cairo, Koshara, and the Nile, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Day 2: Coptic Cairo, Koshara, and the Nile

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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... , tends to cater to the lower-income population, who in turn tends to be more conservative.  In the wealthier parts of Cairo, people are probably less conservative.  The degree of attention I drew, which was quite large, varied depending on the ...

Pyramid Schemes, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Pyramid Schemes

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... from three days of swatting away copious touts and lotharios thick and relentless as a swarm of mosquitoes I needed a respite. While Cairo is certainly an exotic and exhilarating city I was longing to be actually able to see it and enjoy its splendors ...

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