Travel Blogs from Cairo, Egypt

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Hail to the shisha!, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Hail to the shisha!

A travel blog entry by antandrel

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... we have now been in Cairo for 3 days... and we are loving it! As some of you may know Ants friend Greg is currently studying in Cairo, so we've been lucky enough to be able to stay with him - and to have him as our tour guide! This city is amazing, ...

Koshary and Kahlili, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Koshary and Kahlili

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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... koshary, lamb kabob stuffed in pita pockets, and schwarma, which was a sort of moist, sweet chicken sandwich. Walid made us tea. Egypt was colonized by the British before winning their independence, so they drink a lot of tea, and boy do they know how ...

Maybe You're Gonna Be the One that Saves Me, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Maybe You're Gonna Be the One that Saves Me

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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After checking into our Cairo hotel, we made a plan for our excursions for the week. Walid, the owner of the Paris Hotel, told us that he could arrange for us to take a dinner cruise down the Nile. When we arrived at the boat, our driver pointed at ...

King Tut's Gold, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

King Tut's Gold

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... , the mummy room probably wasn't worth $10, but we both agreed we didn't regret it.  The next day in Cairo we didn't accomplish much, since we devoted the morning to getting train tickets.  Unfortunately my stomach was being angry, so we ...

Zhu-Zhu, Sphynx, Tuts Mask and Tomb Raider, Cairo and Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Zhu-Zhu, Sphynx, Tuts Mask and Tomb Raider

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... of Egyptian girls aged 16-19 who said that a wife needs her husbands permission for everything = 89% ... 'Egypt Almanac' American University in Cairo 2003 Quote of the Day: "Very big!.....Very old!..." camel owner at the pyramids Abstract: ...

John Denver is Rolling in His Grave, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

John Denver is Rolling in His Grave

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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... at the hotel and the warmth of the Egyptian culture. Wreath of Roses is going to investigate study abroad opportunities in Egypt, Click wants to ride the camels around the pyramids again with her family, and Blink Blink is considering an Egyptian guy's ...

Land of the Nile, Cairo, Farafra, Aswan, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Land of the Nile

A travel blog entry by barrettbingley

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... Egypt. Tina and I have been in Egypt for about 1.5 weeks. We've seen the Pyramids, Farafra Oasis, Abu Simbel, Cairo old city, Aswan, taken a felluca (traditional sail boat) down the Nile, visited beaucoup temples, and now are in Luxor seeing the ...

Cairo. Land of Egyptian hospitality, NOT, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Cairo. Land of Egyptian hospitality, NOT

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... pushed onto the plane like cattle. Well we were cattle class, what do you expect. Five more hours and we were landing in Cairo. Through customs, and we jumped into a taxi and asked to be taken where all the dodgy hotels are situated. First experience, no ...

End of part II, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

End of part II

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Cairo, Egypt GMT +2hrs Every visitor to Egypt comes here, to reel at the Pyramids' baleful mass and the seething immensity of Cairo, with its bazaars, mosques and Citadel and extraordinary Antiquities Museum. It's equally impossible not to find ...

Don't Worry, I Have Horn, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Don't Worry, I Have Horn

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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... are lanes in the road that you have to stay in, and signal if you're going to switch out. Again, not so in Egypt. Instead, they have just three or four cars abreast always crossing in front of each other and barely missing each other in an unstopping ...

The Highs and Lows of Egypt, Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Sharm, Egypt travel blog

The Highs and Lows of Egypt

A travel blog entry by sharadnsusan

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... a must see on our trip around the world. How can you say you have been around the world and skipped the pyramids? But Egypt definitely exposed how this trip has been absolutely fantastic on the one hand, and a real grind on the other. After traveling ...

Fun with EgyptAir, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Fun with EgyptAir

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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... them, we'd still be stuck being shoved around in the press of the crowds. Arriving two hours ahead of an international flight is usually plenty of time, but not when we're talking about the Cairo airport. That's when you know you're in Egypt for ...

Cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Cairo

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... . We bought our sleeping bags for Africa, and a huge box of Cadburys Fruit and Nut!!! Soooo chuffed when we spotted that! Cairo is suprisingly clean, and a really nice city, its actually the nicest of the Arab cities that we have visited so far, our ...

Pyramids And Passports., Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Pyramids And Passports.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... with our 18th person, our passionate and charismatic Egyptian tour guide, Hany. We had an early hiccup though when the Cairo representative for Busabout, Hatem, took our passports without explaining why or how long he needed them for. The stack of ...

Back in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Back in Cairo

A travel blog entry by barrettbingley

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... . Great to meet people outside the backpacker mode. Nice hookup from Rachel who I met in Israel. Today I visited Coptic Cairo, with its Christian churches and cemetaries. Very much more like Old Jerusalem than present Cairo. Its nice to see a ...

Cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Cairo

A travel blog entry by tavini

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... complaining, but unemployment and low salaries for those who are employed have created a real problem with the tourist industry here in Egypt. Most Egyptians are very nice people who go out of their way to help you, but unfortunately the average tourist ...

Ancient Egypt History Lesson-Part 1, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Ancient Egypt History Lesson-Part 1

A travel blog entry by shyoungstr

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... while watching the Egyptian vs. South Africa football game. A clean defeat by the SA team put Egypt out of the African championships all together. A night in Cairo in my diary is not complete without a longer than desired stop at Mini Mall. Nasser ...

Charm Your Way to Better Photographs, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Charm Your Way to Better Photographs

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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Egypt is famous for its juice bars. We started the morning with a trip to the juice bar just down the street from our hotel. I had fig juice, Wreath of Roses had guava juice, Blink Blink had mango juice, and Click had banana juice. Then we walked ...

A True Egyptian Experience, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

A True Egyptian Experience

A travel blog entry by shyoungstr

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A small attempt was made to get to Alexandria today but it would have meant departing Cairo around 3pm, a three hour commute and then turning around early the next morning to catch my 3:45PM flight to Istanbul. I just couldn't deal with another rushed ...

Craaaazzzy Cairo!!, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Craaaazzzy Cairo!!

A travel blog entry by chrisquared

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... I was even here a couple of months ago.  Seems worlds away and like a different life I lived before. Nonetheless, all great stuff.  Makes me smile every time i riffle through my pics.  Will try to get through Egypt and then on to Africa! ...

The Pyramids and the end of Ramadan, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

The Pyramids and the end of Ramadan

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... street party in Cairo.. Due to the 3 day holiday of the end of Ramadan. So we went out for another stroll. "Welcome to Egypt" "what your name" and "where you from" is the extent of everyone's English but we get these questions every 3 seconds (this is ...

The Architecture of the Divine, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

The Architecture of the Divine

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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... visited at the Citadel, and we talked with her several more times. We told them how much we love Egypt and what a great time we're having in Cairo. Then we visited the Mohamed Aly Mosque. Tourists mixed with devout men and women praying in the ...

That's When You Know You're in Egypt for Sure, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

That's When You Know You're in Egypt for Sure

A travel blog entry by tiara316

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... with Walid at the Paris Hotel. Tomorrow, the Pyramids! I can't believe I'm in Africa. I can't believe I'm in Egypt. I can't believe I'm in Cairo. Thank you, God. During the flight, there was some kind of music video on the monitor (maybe Coptic?) ...

A New Cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

A New Cairo

A travel blog entry by shyoungstr

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... and his brother Mohammed (the two most common Egyptian names if you haven’t noticed) and they showed me a new side of Cairo called Rehab. It is actually a very modern, clean suburb with a large food court filled with American named restaurants but ...

Exploring the Pyramids of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Exploring the Pyramids of Cairo

A travel blog entry by romero

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... quickly got over the fact that half our blood was missing because today we were off to see the Great Pyramids. Why else go to Egypt. So we got some breakfast at the Hostel/Hotel consisting of Cheese, Bread, Coffee and Tea for Andrea of course. We headed ...

Arriving heatrow airport i said my ..., Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Arriving heatrow airport i said my ...

A travel blog entry by tazmantaylor

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... !!" Wayne couldn't make it. I think he was too busy watching his star trek videos. 4 Hours after leaving England I arrived at Cairo airport, and from the moment I stepped off the plane it was chaos. I was standing by the conveyor belt waiting for my ...

Mallorca-BCN-CAI, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Mallorca-BCN-CAI

A travel blog entry by shyoungstr

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... . From the moment I reached Nasser on Skype he has been so accommodating and is responsible for whatever experience I have in Cairo. It was a little nerve racking trying to reach him on Friday about the flight change because he wasn’t using email, ...

Egyptian Museum and Train to Luxor, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Egyptian Museum and Train to Luxor

A travel blog entry by romero

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... piece and it even had flat screens showing how the excavation had been done and by whom. You would think that the Cairo museum holding the artifacts of Tutankhamen and a national symbol for all tourists visiting Egypt would be updated to at least modern ...

Sahara Race 2008, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Sahara Race 2008

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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Cairo, the host city of the Sahara Race (Egypt) is located on the banks and islands of the Nile River in the north of Egypt, immediately south of the point where the river leaves its desert-bound valley and breaks into two branches into the low-lying ...

Dubai to Cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Dubai to Cairo

A travel blog entry by romero

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... of course started to chat with the driver - only to learn that he was Egyptian! So we started to pester him with questions about Cairo and Egypt, and we wrote down about 2 pages of notes from his info. When we told him where our hotel was in Cairo, he ...

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