Travel Blogs from Cairo, Egypt

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Egypt, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Egypt

A travel blog entry by jaredwall

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... armies on the East bank of the Nile during a siege of the Fortress of Babylon. Al-Fustat (Arabic for "camp" or "tent"), Cairo's first and oldest quarter, was built on the site where the Arabs camped during the siege. I stayed in the Cosmopolitan Hotel ...

Pyramids and Museum, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Pyramids and Museum

A travel blog entry by shannon

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... Rosetta stone which is what they used to translate hieroglyphics. The Palette of Narmer shows the unification of upper and lower Egypt. It's really thin which impressed me. There was a huge stone carved with hieroglyphics by Merneptah. He was the ...

Museums and Mosques and Churches...oh my!, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Museums and Mosques and Churches...oh my!

A travel blog entry by jasndan

It's nearly midnight, almost the latest we have stayed up since joining the tour! I am sitting in our corner suite a the Ramses Hilton listening to Egyptian music blaring up from the ground floor restaurant/live entertainment and the beeps of the cars ...

Cairo—The Pyramids At Last, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Cairo—The Pyramids At Last

A travel blog entry by leahaston

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... was sitting in the shade and people watching. The streets are incredibly busy and unbelievably dirty. Interesting facts: * Cairo is a post-pharonic city * The pyramids were originally smoothly covered in a white, shimmering limestone that would have ...

No Roofs in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

No Roofs in Cairo

A travel blog entry by jes242

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... encroaching urbanization threaten the sanctity of the Pyramids. Like in much of the country, the problems of modern Egypt obscure its prior achievements, literally and figuratively. For the millennium celebration, the Egyptians tried using helicopters to ...

Walk Like An Egyptian...pretend you're Cleopatra!, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Walk Like An Egyptian...pretend you're Cleopatra!

A travel blog entry by laurenmolly

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I flew from Larnaca, Cyprus into Cairo, Egypt on Thursday night.  With the group of 11 of us, we were picked up by our hostel, Arabian Nights, and taken back to there.  Ahmed, our driver and event planner for the weekend got us all settled. ...

Walk Like An Egyptian, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Walk Like An Egyptian

A travel blog entry by boydandrose

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... by you as close as possible.  Now we get to run and walk like an Egyptian. Here is another difference between Egypt and Cairo.  We are finding out quickly that Egyptians are adept at the bait and switch game.  They say one thing and do ...

Back to Cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Back to Cairo

A travel blog entry by mxcna78

This morning we took our flight back to Cairo. We then went to the the fascinating Bazaar Khan El Khalily and the opportunity for some last minute bargain ...

Cairo, pyramids & sphinx 15-20 Jan 2011, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Cairo, pyramids & sphinx 15-20 Jan 2011

A travel blog entry by samphilpott

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Saturday and Sunday 15th & 16th January Booked into a cheap and cheerful place called the Egyptian Nights Hotel, in downtown Cairo for 2 nights at a bargain total price of £40 for two.  So that's £10 each per night. It will be interesting to ...

Gaza - Cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Gaza - Cairo

A travel blog entry by danp

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... that I ama physics ``professor'' at the Technion in Haifa. Some of them are going tovisit relatives living in Egypt and some are studying in Cairo. We disembark on the Israeli side of the border and enter together the ``Palestinian wing''of the customs ...

Walk like an Egyptian, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Walk like an Egyptian

A travel blog entry by sweetmochigirl

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... set & rise...taking dips in a resort pool...and relaxing on a private beach by the Red Sea...YES, that was our trip to Egypt.. Initially I was worried having Keiko to arrive in Egypt by herself, 8 hours before me. However, I was relieved to learn upon ...

Shukran and goodbye!, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Shukran and goodbye!

A travel blog entry by kazntrsawsmadvn

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... don't end there though... These people love a good natter. How they go about this though is wildly different. In Egypt, and especially Cairo, people might literally stop in the middle of the street nonchalant to the chaos surrounding them. In Morocco, ...

I'm Sick of..., Cairo, Egypt travel blog

I'm Sick of...

A travel blog entry by evelyn.ng

I'm sick of... 1)     Having to sign out school resources and having to plead with the store room people to let me take out 3 glue sticks and 9 pens. 2)     Being cat-called from the guys on the ...

flying egyptian air, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

flying egyptian air

A travel blog entry by thy.madi

the trip was short because i fell asleep for 11 hours. the plane flew upside down for 1 hour. we fell out of our seats. then we landed in egypt ...

In and out of comfort, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

In and out of comfort

A travel blog entry by cbridges

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I woke up at a brisk 8am to head down to the open breakfasts market held every last Sunday of the month on Cairo's main shopping street, Aziz Abaza which runs parallel to the Nile but on the opposite side from our hotel. The walk would of been a paced 5 ...

Egypt, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Egypt

A travel blog entry by ktbug06

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... won so we had fun be loud with all the people around the city! It was a great game...ended after 2 overtimes and a shoot out 4-2 Egypt! I was humbled so much on this Egypt trip. So many of the people in Egypt have soo little, yet are willing to give ...

Leaving Alexandria, back to Cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Leaving Alexandria, back to Cairo

A travel blog entry by dvoogd

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... encircled by a crescent symolizing the long standing relationship between the Coptic Christians and the Muslims of Egypt. After that it was time to head back to Cairo, another three hour car trip.  Along the way I saw a very interesting ...

Day 23 (Egyptian Museum), Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Day 23 (Egyptian Museum)

A travel blog entry by adisyl

Today, our last day in Egypt, we visit the Egyptian Museum, the storing house of all things ancient   The museum costs 50E and is a great place to visit. There are two floors of exhibits and items to explore, with some truly incredible pieces ...

Cairo and the pyramids in Giza, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Cairo and the pyramids in Giza

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 ...

Walking like a Egyptian, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Walking like a Egyptian

A travel blog entry by icy_frosty

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Walking like a Egyptian. Perfect theme song for this country and much more true than you can possibly imagine. Egypt is a good opportunity to sharpen your travelling skills and to witness the only one of the seven ancient wonders still standing. But be ...

Cows in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Cows in Egypt

A travel blog entry by tomrohlf

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... and listen to boyfriend gossip that doesn't exist because they are halfway around the world for the next 9 days. Anyway here I am in Cairo, Egypt home of the Great Pyramids and the Nile river.  On the first night I was sitting in the hotel lobby ...

Like Vegas, but on Crack...

Like Vegas, but on Crack... "Welcome to Cairo"

A travel blog entry by christopherkrum

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... away from airport.... Apartment...Peter cooks us some Spaghetti and I max out like there is no tomorrow. after brief chatting, we go to bed. The adventure begins.... Tomorrow. Location: Maadi, Egypt Current Time: 5:45am Hours Awake: ...

Landing in Cairo, Egypt.... You better move fast.., Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Landing in Cairo, Egypt.... You better move fast..

A travel blog entry by elizacass

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... hotel is great! I found it on my trusty Tripadvisor,,,,,its a small guest house on the 12 and top floor of a building in downtown Cairo in the local district, and we have a great room with a balcony to watch the sunset on! Their is open air terrace that ...

Welcome to Cairo ! Wheres my Baksheesh...?, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Welcome to Cairo ! Wheres my Baksheesh...?

A travel blog entry by elizacass

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... belly dancing costumes...( don't laugh , Mo almost bought one...) and lots of things that you just cant live without after visiting Cairo, like those dancing stuffed camels ( kind of like the fish that sings , that you get home and you end up leaving ...

The Cairo, The Cairo, Egypt travel blog

The Cairo

A travel blog entry by samuvk

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The ...

RETURN OF THE JERK, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

RETURN OF THE JERK

A travel blog entry by kasey_kid

... .  How different I felt walking down the streets of Cairo after being a nobody for a month and a half in Europe.  In Cairo, in Egypt, in Africa (my fifth continent to have set foot on!) I am someone: a naive tourist, and a walking, breathing treasure ...

Alexandria to Cairo and around Cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Alexandria to Cairo and around Cairo

A travel blog entry by london_to_ct

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... so we wanted a new Ford fan and while waiting for our letter, Mamdo took us out to 6 October City, a industrial area outside Cairo where the dealer was. This turned out to be another dead end unfortunately when the guy happily told us he had the part and ...

INVITATION HOTEL-CAIRO, CAIRO, Egypt travel blog

INVITATION HOTEL-CAIRO

A travel blog entry by milena

AN AMAZING STAYING AT INVITATION HOTEL, DOWNTOWN IN CAIRO! WHEN I ARRIVED IN CAIRO A PERSON FROM THE HOTEL PICKED UP ME FROM THE AIRPORT. THE WEATHER WAS VERY HOT BUT THE LIMUISINE WAS AIRCONDITIONED AND VERY NICE. I WAS PRETTY TIRED BUT THE DRIVER WAS ...

Cairo Traffic, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Cairo Traffic

A travel blog entry by harryabroad

... us into the most chaotic place we had encountered thus far in Africa. oops missed that exit meant a 10km loop into central Cairo.. shit man these crazy buggers street attack you from all directions. They were not even intimidated by a long blast from the ...

Early Morning...Late Night, Fly Cairo to Abu Simbel, then Aswan to Board the Cruise Ship, Egypt travel blog

Early Morning...Late Night

A travel blog entry by dblegldave

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... places. We went to the old dam, the new Aswan Dam...made me wonder why the US didn't help them...because at the time Egypt was a dictatorship...bad move...they went to the USSR...maybe we could have made some friends here in the Middle East had we helped ...

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