Travel Blogs from Cairo, Egypt

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connecting to Cario, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

connecting to Cario

A travel blog entry by exploreamerica

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By the time this long day was over Diana and I were awake 23 hours.  It was a long day!! We arrived in Cairo in the late afternoon.  We were picked up and taken to our hotel.  At 7PM we were picked up and driven to the port on the Nile ...

End of part I, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

End of part I

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Cairo, Egypt GMT +2hrs "Cairo, one of the half-dozen supercapitals - capitals that are bigger than themselves or their countries ... the focus of a whole culture, an ideology or a historical moment". - Jan Morris, Destinations End of ...

Sorry Alex, I'm going to the mall!, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Sorry Alex, I'm going to the mall!

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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... gone now.  It was a good group; I'll miss those nights.  They made me feel completely normal about traveling to Egypt and Istanbul.  I mean, they were going to Kenya and Syria and other off-the-beaten-path places. To escape the heat, I ...

Welcome to Cairo..., Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Welcome to Cairo...

A travel blog entry by antandrel

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... with a guy for a bit, we agreed on a price and were taken to the taxi. Before long we were speeding through the streets of Cairo, listening to upbeat Egyptian tunes whilst trying to take in as much of this amazing city as we could. Our driver got us ...

Into the chaos that is Cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Into the chaos that is Cairo

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... known as Babylon - and an area that predates the introduction of Islam in the city. It remains Christianity's base in Egypt although it is looking pretty decrepit these days. Still, there's some interesting architecture, building features and carvings if ...

Birthday treats and fond farewells, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Birthday treats and fond farewells

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... brick by brick) around 9am and headed up the Nile Valley. This narrow strip of rift land supports the vast majority of Egypt's 61 million strong population, so along its banks you see a great deal of urbanisation as well as the agricultural land ...

About time, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

About time

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Cairo, Egypt GMT +2hrs About time I'm finally getting use out of the Middle East guidebook I bought back in Canada so long ago. I've flipped it open countless times since then but when I flipped it open this evening in our Cairo hotel room it ...

The Egyptification of the Tall New Yorker, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

The Egyptification of the Tall New Yorker

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... told me to tell the driver the price was five pounds. I hailed a cab and off we sped in the direction of Islamic Cairo. Death and survival scenarios flashed in my head as I looked down from the overpass onto the decaying minarets and the rising smoke ...

Beach break!  It's back to the Red Sea..., Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Beach break! It's back to the Red Sea...

A travel blog entry by edamame

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... Nile River. It's the perfect place to watch the sun set and relax after a day of sightseeing! Most forgettable experiences in Egypt: ~Climbing Mt. Sinai - three hour hike at 2am just to see a mediocre sunrise? I'll pass next time (or wait ...

The Whiplash Sneers and Knowing Smirks of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

The Whiplash Sneers and Knowing Smirks of Cairo

A travel blog entry by christinasworld

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... pristine side walk to my guidebook as I planned out my day. It was already too late in the morning for the pyramids; Islamic Cairo sounded fascinating but a bit too hectic for a first day and the Coptic part of town I thought would be best visited on a ...

Ramadan? Rama-Damn-I'm-Hungry!, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Ramadan? Rama-Damn-I'm-Hungry!

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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Cairo, Egypt. From Aswan I took the night train to Cairo. Getting to my seat was another example of baksheesh in action. As I got on the train, the porter tried to grab my bag, but smelling baksheesh and havng no small bills, I said, "No, its ok. I'm ...

Floating through Egypt, Cario, Egypt travel blog

Floating through Egypt

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... "real life". Because of the super efficient tourist infrastructure and security restrictions it is difficult for a Westerner to experience Egypt as anything but a tourist. Please keep this in mind while reading our entries. On Tuesday (which would ...

Cairo, the City of Superlatives, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Cairo, the City of Superlatives

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... in the Egyptian movies and soap operas that graced television sets all over the Middle East. From Heliopolis, I left Cairo for Greece, leaving Egypt behind, with its superlatives of history and problems and its contrasts of desert and river, life and ...

Places you must see - before THEY die, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Places you must see - before THEY die

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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Every third travel book these days is titled: 101 places you must see before you die or 500 places you must take your kids to see before they turn 12 and are charged full adult prices So it is something of our times, when a new book ...

General thoughts on Egypt, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

General thoughts on Egypt

A travel blog entry by tavini

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... strong and vibrant culture... On the other hand, Egypt's current state is that of a country on the brink of a crisis. Egypt's economy and livelihood depends on four pillars: the Nile and the environment, the Suez Canal, oil and tourism. Most Egyptians ...

Cairo - Signs of past life, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Cairo - Signs of past life

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... all the way down to the tiniest ring and amulet - absolutely everything you can imagine or associate with ancient Egypt. Main attractions on the Ground Floor include an absolutely massive double statue of Rahotep and Nofret (cool names) ...

Death Masks and Horse Breath (photo's only), Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Death Masks and Horse Breath (photo's only)

A travel blog entry by antandrel

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Narelle has Horse fever! More to ...

Sphynx and Pyramids, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Sphynx and Pyramids

A travel blog entry by edamame

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Cairo, largest city in Africa and home of the infamous pyramids! We spent our time in Cairo visiting the Sphynx and Pyramids at Giza. As it turns out, as impressive as the outside is, there really isn't a heck of a lot to see on the inside. We ...

Swan songs and sherwarma...., Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Swan songs and sherwarma....

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... our last 10 hour long bus trip, phew, returned to our watering hole and kebab shop, browsed the souqs, and wandered through Islamic Cairo feeling melancholic... 551 days of travel over in the blink of an eye.... We will write a final entry when we have ...

The Pyramids, the Sphinx and the Tourists, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

The Pyramids, the Sphinx and the Tourists

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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After saying goodbye to Shane and Kate at midday at Dubai airport we flew 4 hours to our next destination of Egypt. We arrived in Cairo and were greeted by Wael, a rep for our tour company. We had timed our arrival with the peak hour traffic, which ...

Egypt!, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Egypt!

A travel blog entry by donstump1

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... back into Istanbul, with getting lost in the city for an hour, the only highlight. Leaving Turkey was uneventful and our flight into Cairo took about two hours, arriving at 8:30pm. Cairo is HUGE! During the approach to the city it seemed like we had the ...

Dance, not walk, like an Egyptian!, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Dance, not walk, like an Egyptian!

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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... walked off.  However, I couldn't help being angry.  I really thought I had good control over being angry or impatient, but Egypt has tested all my emotions!  We took a creaky old elevator to the 7th floor where we found the happy sign of ...

Walk like an Egyptian, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Walk like an Egyptian

A travel blog entry by el_condor

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... that "Walk Like an Egyptian" by The Bangles started playing on my iPod as the train from Alexandria approached the outskirts of Cairo. I had retreated to the personal sanctum of iPodland an hour or so earlier, having been unable to endure the sniffs and ...

Random Observations on Cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Random Observations on Cairo

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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... custom. - Cairenes smile at strangers much more often than Athenians do. People on the street call out warmly, "Welcome to Egypt!" and younger people in particular seem to get a kick out of practicing their English speaking with us. Sometimes due to ...

Rocks, Blocks and Sand, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Rocks, Blocks and Sand

A travel blog entry by crystalwaitekus

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It was my second day in Egypt and I was exploring the backstreets of Cairo and sampling the street food with a friend from the hostel.  I was just about to cross a footbridge to see the Nile for the first time ...

Slaving away in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Slaving away in Cairo

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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We arrived back in Cairo after our wonderful tour of the Middle East: Egypt, Israel, and Jordan.  All three of the countries are very different and together they give you a window to the complex culture that exists here.  Definitely one of the ...

Cairo and Saqqara, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Cairo and Saqqara

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... we are exhausted. Tommorow we shall base ourselves in the city, visiting the Islamic and Coptic areas of Cairo and the magnificent Egyptian musuem before flying out late to Kampala. Africa here we come.........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love hugs ...

touring Cairo (religious sites and more), Cairo, Egypt travel blog

touring Cairo (religious sites and more)

A travel blog entry by exploreamerica

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... mihrab, or prayer niche, is made of Egyptian marble.  Later we visited the masive Cairo Museum.  There are over 147,000 artifacts here.  The bottom floor of ...

Cairo - The Beginning., Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Cairo - The Beginning.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... the meantime. The least said the better of the 25 hours of airports and in the air. Malaysia Air from Perth to KL, Egypt Air from KL to Cairo, with a tarmac stopover of 1 hour at Mumbai, India to drop off and pick up. So to our first impressions of ...

Are You Egyptian?, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Are You Egyptian?

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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... were there for 3.5 hours and we still didn't see everything at the bazaar. I'm starting to develop a deep, wet chest cough. Is it just a reaction to the Cairo smog, which is so thick it's equivalent to smoking 30 cigarettes a day? Or is it ...

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