Travel Blogs from Cairo, Egypt

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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 ...

Le caire **, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Le caire **

A travel blog entry by loelai

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Final Day in cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Final Day in cairo

A travel blog entry by poohgirl1

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We had alot to finish up today as this was a very quick stay in Egypt. We began our day with a visit to the Cairo museum. Very fascinating and easily could have spend way more time her but we are traveling with very different levels of interests and ...

familiarity..., Cairo, Egypt travel blog

familiarity...

A travel blog entry by dorisday

... up to it when my parents and people I know have tried to explain things about Egypt to me, it kind of built an image of what Egypt is actually like. I think every time I sit out in the balcony, I just look out and go, "yeah, that's about right" but ...

Bellyful of  koshiri, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Bellyful of koshiri

A travel blog entry by oughtness

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... Pittsburgh and spend last semester in Uganda with my NU friend Janessa. We filled ourselves full of koshiri, the national dish of Egypt. It's a bowl of macaroni, noodles and rice, topped with lentils, garbanzo beans and some sort of salsa stuff. One pours ...

the sphinx, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

the sphinx

A travel blog entry by thy.madi

after the weasel attack my heart was pumping fast. i couldnt go on without poor furkhan but i had to. in the distance i spotted the sphinx. yay. i ran for 2 and a half minutes and finally made it. i forgot about who ever was killed 4 and a half minutes ...

Playing by the Rules, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Playing by the Rules

A travel blog entry by kaytethegreat

... being pushy gets you what you want. The customer is always right and asking to see the manager fixes any problem. In Egypt, a different strategy is needed, one that I have come to call "the helpless American." It seems that Egyptians love an American ...

Holiday Countdown - Oh I love December, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Holiday Countdown - Oh I love December

A travel blog entry by evelyn.ng

... re starting to get sick of it...oh well. Anyways I hope all is well at home and you stay safe and warm...I'm starting to get cold in Egypt and I'm impatiently counting down the days till my suitcase arrives and my fall/winter clothes arrive. ...

First Impressions of Chi-Rho (Cairo), Cairo, Egypt travel blog

First Impressions of Chi-Rho (Cairo)

A travel blog entry by oz8118

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... in hegabs and traditional long smocks called galabiyyas.  I wondered if that impression even remotely resembles what Cairo is.   We landed shortly before midnight.  Cairo International Airport is old school.  After landing, the ...

I'm going to Greece!, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

I'm going to Greece!

A travel blog entry by evelyn.ng

... my ticket and will be leaving on the 17th, and back on the 25th! Excited about more travel time. After spending a week holiday in Egypt in March I'm itching to get more stamps on my passport and fill that sucker up again. Too much to see, not enough time ...

"The city of contrasts..."

A travel blog entry by magneticsash

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... . It's big contrasts. Beautiful places are near ugly dirty streets... I was disappointed. It's my first and last trip to Egypt. I saw Cairo as dusty dirty city. I'm glad that I wasn't born in it. An interesting thing here for me is Egyptians family.=) ...

Arrived in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Arrived in Cairo

A travel blog entry by evamaria85

Here at ...

The Cairo Experience!, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

The Cairo Experience!

A travel blog entry by dave_carol

... impressive with the highlights being King Tut's mask and coffin and viewing of the Royal mummies.  In the afternoon we hit Islamic Cairo again and explored a mosque and had a few turkish coffee's at famous el Fishawi's (200 year old cafe in the khan ...

Walk Like an Egyptian, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Walk Like an Egyptian

A travel blog entry by hedrandkev

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... a lot to see, but it was nice to sit and relax away from the crowds.  We then went to the Citadel, a fort overlooking Cairo.  We went immediately to the wall to check out the views.  You could see most of the city, including the Pyramids ...

In the crazy Egyptian capital, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

In the crazy Egyptian capital

A travel blog entry by jpischedda

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... way through multiple lanes of traffic. While I had some practice dodging heavy motorbike traffic in Vietnam, the crazy streets of Cairo were something else entirely. The first organized activity in Cairo was a tour of the famous pyramids. A local guide ...

A world of difference, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

A world of difference

A travel blog entry by eadamson

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... - it is a relaxing, shady area, with a street grid dissected by diagonal roundabout-connected avenues. Three things about Cairo/Egypt to which I was numb or ambivalent, despite their relative novelty. First, the driving really is insane ...

Kickin it in Cairo and Pharonic Fatigue, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Kickin it in Cairo and Pharonic Fatigue

A travel blog entry by davidandamy

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... ; We were so lucky to be able to meet these Egyptians as they were so welcoming and hospitable; they really made our Cairo/Alexandria experience memorable.  The first day in Cairo we went to the Egyptian Museum.  The museum contains so many ...

Pyramids and Sphinx, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Pyramids and Sphinx

A travel blog entry by bjorn48

... have too. It took about an hour to get to our first stop, the great pyramid of Cheops.  Like one of our travelmates said "Egypt is one of those places that you see on tv and say, that looks huge!and for once it really is".  There is ...

Accidental extra day in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Accidental extra day in Cairo

A travel blog entry by davidandamy

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... chance to visit.  We decided to visit Islamic Cairo, the part of the city most highly concentrated with some of Cairo's most important Islamic sights and some of the most beautiful mosques.  We wandered around the massive citadel which contains ...

Egypt, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Egypt

A travel blog entry by angela_louise

... our connection in Milan due to delays in London, only to find ourselves on the same plane as before, we were soon headed towards Egypt. Unfortunately it was dark when we landed so we couldn't see much. We were picked up from the airport and bundled into ...

Wanna swim?, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Wanna swim?

A travel blog entry by cbridges

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... the state library for all 4 other guests to arrive, one of the tour guides, Manny, impressed us with his knowledge of Ancient Egypt but the other tour guide, Bennrasi, didn't seem pleased as halfway through he shouted 'For crying out loud, shut up!! you ...

Inside the Great Pyramid of Giza…, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Inside the Great Pyramid of Giza…

A travel blog entry by oz8118

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... Parks, with their friendly park rangers, guided tours, introductory ten minute movies, and interactive displays.  None of that in Egypt, not even a descriptive sign.  But not that you would need a sign to state the obvious, “Great ...

Another Brick in the Wall and Liking It, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Another Brick in the Wall and Liking It

A travel blog entry by jes242

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... and the differences can be quite severe. For example, an Egyptian would be hard-pressed to understand Moroccan. However, because Egypt is a center for Arabic music, film, and literature, most Arabs can understand the Egyptian dialect. Arabs use their ...

Coptic, Nile, Giza...and some!, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Coptic, Nile, Giza...and some!

A travel blog entry by undies

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... boggling how these mummies are so well preserved. King Ramses II was the pick of them. The man responsible for more construction across Egypt than any other King - still, I am completely gobsmacked at how we can see what the 'big fella' looked like. Hours ...

Thanksgiving and Pyramids, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Thanksgiving and Pyramids

A travel blog entry by saundersfamily

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... us a back entrance to the museum bypassing the protesters in the square.   ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ A tour of Cairo ended with a night cruise down the Nile River. ...

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