Travel Blogs from Cairo, Egypt

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Desert storm, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Desert storm

A travel blog entry by jenshaw


Well we made it back to Cairo and checked into the Mayfair. Great little hotel. We visited the Egyptian museum and I finally got to see the treasures of King Tut. The tour came to Toronto when I was a kid and I always regretted that I didn't get to go. It ...

Evening in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Evening in Cairo

A travel blog entry by poohgirl1


... dizzy? I found it pretty amazing. The belly dancer was not so good, the belly funk dancers in Noah and Jesse's dance recital were actually much better! In all, it was pretty touristy but how can one go to Egypt and not cruise the Nile?   ...

Egypt, Cairo, Egypt travel blog


A travel blog entry by chris74


Cairo London, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Cairo London

A travel blog entry by traceywilson

Well Cairo is going to be behind me again, Taxi ride to the airport: car without locks, handles, window sinder an boot locks, luggage put on roof rack (not tied down) and at 4am yes in the morning I am off - I though this was supposed to be a holiday, and ...

Cairo, A City of Antiquity, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Cairo, A City of Antiquity

A travel blog entry by bumihills


... ; where we explored the many tiny alleyways and passed hundreds of shops selling souvenirs, food, copper and brass, among many other things.     Egypt  was a fantastic place to visit and we felt very welcome, safe and comfortable here. ...

Mumble Jumble---November 27, 2008, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Mumble Jumble---November 27, 2008

A travel blog entry by kamaj


... impressive and jaw dropping architecture Dahshur pyrimid---the very first true pyimid---AWESOME Also visited the old capita of ancient Egypt---Memphis---saw the huge remains of Ramses 2 statue. Sorry for the brief update without much ...

Sinai...with armored protection of course :-), Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Sinai...with armored protection of course :-)

A travel blog entry by greatescape

... Either way, we felt very safe. We pulled up to a the site of a 6 day war back in the 70s between Isreli and Egypt. It was crazy, we walked around the look out and officers bunker for the Isrelian army during the war. The conditions were totally crazy ...

World's Greatest Hotel, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

World's Greatest Hotel

A travel blog entry by nimby


Today was my last day in Cairo. I stayed the last couple of nights at the Sheraton Cairo.  It was amazing: great customer service, free breakfast, nice soft king sized bed, bathroom full of supplies and balcony overlooking the Nile.  Wow. Here ...

Travel Days are Bad Blog Days, Part 1 of 2, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Travel Days are Bad Blog Days, Part 1 of 2

A travel blog entry by turner72

... guy flying to Jordan to work for the UN, so that was a plus.  The minus was the impending 6 hour layover in Cairo.  I'm afraid I didn't handle this long stretch with as much savoir faire as I might otherwise have.  There's only so long you ...

4 lanes equals 8 lanes, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

4 lanes equals 8 lanes

A travel blog entry by harryabroad


We headed into Central Cairo to the Syrian Embassy today, thank god we took a taxi. To set the scene 4 marked lanes on the road equals at least 8 lanes of traffic.. 6 lanes = 12.. this is no joke.. and it is fast moving. Lybia, our fixer has dropped off ...

Sexy headscarves, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Sexy headscarves

A travel blog entry by lisaviro1981


... back looking like a bedouin (well, at least I blend in more now!), its back to a taxing 4 day week of work in Cairo. I arrived in Egypt having done my research and so wasn't surprised to see about 98% of the women covered, from a simple headscarf to a ...

Cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog


A travel blog entry by natashamichaud

We had a wonderful time in Cairo. We went to the pyramids. I LOVED the sphynx and got a really good picture of us. Natasha had to take the pictures so there are more of me By the way, this is Burdelle doing to writing for this blog. There are only four ...

Pyramids, Cairo, Egypt travel blog


A travel blog entry by rossport


... they are just my intereptation of how i see the world thru the lens of my camera. Alas we are on the final legs in egypt today we head to the masterpeice the Three pyramids of Giza. wow what an awesome sight it is huge bulding blocks and like all of us ...

Camels and Pyramids. Giza, Memphis, Sakkara, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Camels and Pyramids. Giza, Memphis, Sakkara

A travel blog entry by lynnster


Today I rode a camel. Its name was Moses. He didn't spit on me once. I decided to try walking into a pyramid, but I knew I probably wouldn't go all the way. First off, you have to walk through a tunnel that's about four feet high so you have to bend ...

Free is the best price..., Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Free is the best price...

A travel blog entry by mike_bright

... visit the Pyramids, the Sphinx, and a "5 star restaurant" for the grand total of...wait for it....nothing.  I was free with Egypt Air as a promotion to encourage tourists to come back to Egypt. Now any time I have traveled and I hear the term free ...

Cairo - Baksheesh or Bust, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Cairo - Baksheesh or Bust

A travel blog entry by girlmeetsworld


... paying for. And what with the hawkers who can be really pushy it can be an altogether overwhelming experience. We also visited the Cairo Museum which I was so excited about. Again, however, it turned out to be a bit disappointing. So many treasures and ...

Near Cairo farm map pin, Cairo-Alex Desert Road, Egypt travel blog

Near Cairo farm map pin

A travel blog entry by eadamson

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Ole!, Cairo, Egypt travel blog


A travel blog entry by oughtness


... certainly would have died and I would have stayed the hell off the streets, as the US Embassy advised. Alhamdulillah, praise God, Egypt won. After nearly 120 minutes of play (the normal game is 90 minutes), Egypt barely won in a kickoff round, making ...

Finally off!, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Finally off!

A travel blog entry by jmckerricher

The first day of the tour was filled with excitement. It didn't take long for the final preparations to be made and we got off to a good start. 9km off riding took us to the pyramids, where we had a brief ceremony and refreshments. I enjoyed them more ...

President Obama, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

President Obama

A travel blog entry by jes242


... flags and in gold lettering announced, "The Grand Shaykh of Al Azhar [most important mosque in Egypt] Dr. Mohammad Sayed Tantawi and The President of Cairo University Dr. Hossam Kamel Cordially invite you to an address by the President of the United ...

Cairo, Egypt, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Cairo, Egypt

A travel blog entry by timbo_and_sue


Egypt!! Since Sue doesn't feel like writing, again, here goes. Cairo: We spent a few days in Cairo just walking around and checking it all out and it is nuts here. The streets are busy with people and coffeeshops are packed with men smoking ...

Lucky Man - Egypt, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Lucky Man - Egypt

A travel blog entry by marci.simmons


... 's only surviving churches) and climb Mt Sinai where Moses was thought to have received the ten commandments. We are really loving Egypt, it's such a wonderful and interesting country and the people very kind. I hope you are all well and looking forward ...

Pyramids and sand, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Pyramids and sand

A travel blog entry by jasieniukrtw


... go home, we would take the cruise on Tuesday instead. Our second day started early with a trip to Alexandria, north of Cairo and sitting on the Mediterranean Sea. The scenery between the two cities was filled with sand, interrupted by estates planted ...

It begins, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

It begins

A travel blog entry by ragowski


... , getting a train ticket, you just have to push forward and get there first. Still feels rude though. Anyway, welcome to Cairo, a city of a million smells. The traffic here is insane, we are travelling on road between the airport and the hostel ...

48 hours in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

48 hours in Cairo

A travel blog entry by hanscottclaire


... . Bodes well for the future of my little green car! We are staying on Ramses St, which is the main highway through the Cairo, so from out window we look out at lanes upon lanes of traffic, almost always moving a lot faster than it probably should be ...

Random thoughts on Egypt, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Random thoughts on Egypt

A travel blog entry by lynnster


... I wanted, go at my own pace, and I was able to get to know my guides on a very personal level. I learned more about Egypt from the personal conversations with my guides than any guidebook or art history speech could've given me. Had I been in a large ...

The Hash, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

The Hash

A travel blog entry by ebolaben


... here are typically gross...flooded, without TP, and smelling terrible.  If half as many people cleaned bathrooms (or Cairo in general) instead of demanding baksheesh from tourists, things would be much cleaner.  It doesn't help that people wash ...

New apartment, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

New apartment

A travel blog entry by oughtness


Finally slept in my new apartment last night. While Ben's couch was pretty cozy, it's great to have my own place. It's a VERY nice apartment (everything works!) and the rent is acceptable, though not great. My flatmate, moving in soon, is a ...

Sweet Sweet Cairo:  Church/Mosque Edition, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Sweet Sweet Cairo: Church/Mosque Edition

A travel blog entry by kieser_family


... ups are takin their toll. Got the knock on our door only to sit in our cramped rooms for another 2 hrs, finally reaching Cairo. Upon daybreak, the group set off to see the religious trifecta: church, synagogue, and mosque. Please enjoy the attached ...

Happy Birthday to me!, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Happy Birthday to me!

A travel blog entry by

So as my friend Mike has nicely put it, "Happy first Birthday in Egypt". It was an interesting birthday to say the least. My day started off crap-tacular with a few parents coming in to school and making mountains out of mole hills and generally setting a ...

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