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... or unwelcoming - far from it, most of them are lovely people and I have very much enjoyed chatting with people in the shops, and on the streets, even the
occasional tourist police. However in Egypt everything comes at a price, and there have been too many times when a seemingly innocent conversation has ended either in a request for a tip or in an attempt to usher ...
... up and try and hit on us like last time. Well, to be sure, we asked our instructors and they said, “oh yes, no worries – they’re all men.” I guess they probably aren’t belly dancers in that case. Haha, OK, no problem I’ll go.
So, as usual, we met in the lobby at about 6:00 PM to catch a taxi down to…wherever we were going – the city is so random in its organization, I never know where I am short of a few streets down ...
... to say there was no Bob Marley music on the boombox, unfortunately.
At our lunch spot we boarded the support boat which it turns out had quite nice toilets, which was a big relief. Lunch was unmemorable, but Khalid's mood was not. He was ****** about something and had supposedly not said a word to the people on his boat. I worried the source of his discontent was our purchase of alcohol, wondering if it was really just horribly inappropriate in his ...
... here." Interesting...and it gets better.
We finished walking through the tombs, though it was very much the same. No caskets or anything, though we were shown a giant rope handle cemented to the ground. This explanation for this was that when the pharaohs died, EVERYTHING they owned, goods, food, animals, even living servants were buried with them. So these rope holders were put in the ground were to tie off the cattle so that they didn't destroy everything in the tomb ...
... I think you will understand what I mean. The sphinx was really neat to see as well. The backdrop with the pyramids is so breathtaking I just don't know how else to explain it to you. I hope the pictures will do it justice. We saw tons of tourists from every part of the globe also enjoying the sights. The peddlers can be a bit overwhelming as they somewhat stick to you like glue. A firm "Lat Shu-kran" which is Arabic for No Thank ...Giza, Egypt jgrivetti
... One, that what I've already seen can't be summed up in a short phrase. Two: that I don't know the language. It is so frustrating to explore this city without the most basic grasp of Arabic. I just finished my first day of survival Arabic, however, so I can limp through some basic conversations. Ana isme J. Ana taleb fee Gama'a Amreeka fee Al Qahira. Eziyak? Ana tahbain. (My name is J. I'm a student at the American Univesity in Cairo. How are you? I'm tired." More tomorrow.Cairo, Egypt mackinder
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDahab Hostel Cairo
On the roof this place has a great rooftop communal area. We had a great time inviting friends over and the old open iron elevator is a treat to use. Just beware of people telling you there's no space left and steering you away...
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