American House

34 Talaart Harb Street, Cairo, Egypt | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Cairo

The Pyramids of Giza

A travel blog entry by kyajade


... through before and found a whole other section with a giant statue of some king and his family and a whole section of statue pieces which had been found broken or incomplete. Still cool. Eventually it was time to head out and meet the others, then we headed back to the van, buying a ridiculously expensive bottle of water on the way! We made our way to our lunch stop and on the way we got our first view of the pyramids, through the desert haze, peeking over the ****** ...

Partying with a de facto head of state

A travel blog entry by immyinegypt


... and musicians, swaying serenely in all her beautiful oriental plumpness, with the drums. After a sequence of songs, the ever-clapping crowd part a way and the celebrated couple lead the stream of guests into the ballroom once more.

We take our seats again, and an X-Factor-worthy voice booms over the room the arrival of new husband and wife, who take their seats on the bubble throne. The lights dim and a hush falls over the room. Then, as a song strikes up over ...

Cairo, Week 1

A travel blog entry by teachervagabond


... quiet and peaceful. All the chaos is happening downtown and in the centers of other major cities.

There are millions of cars in Cairo, most of them taxis. Every car has a horn and every driver seems to believe if he or she presses on the horn often and long enough, the other cars and taxis will suddenly disappear and give them a clear road (sound like LA???). The taxis honk at pedestrians to get their attention and their business. One day, a group of us ...

Raiders of the Lost Ark

A travel blog entry by funkymonk

... talking about the ancient Egyptians dedication to the God of Ra, stated to us that, " should probably know, I am a Muslim". It almost sounded like he was apologising for it, like he expected some nasty retort and I felt a little sad about that. Never will you find me writing any religion a blank cheque because that just isn't how I feel about it, but I'm also sick of this 'us and them' rhetoric that western media has been peddling for years now. It's all such total bollocks. In all ...

The Pyramids of Dahshur & Giza

A travel blog entry by leomcyr


... lifted into place to construct this edifice.

The average pyramid block weighs 2.5 tons. Many weigh more. Lifting tens of thousands of such blocks and fitting them so precisely would be a huge job even today. In Egypt of 2600 BC, the wheel did not exist. The block & tackle did not exist. Without either, lifting huge blocks –some to a height of 341 feet on the Red Pyramid - is almost impossible to imagine. The power to move objects came ...

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This hostel, located in the وسط البلد area of Cairo, is near Gizeh Plateau, Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, Keops Pyramid, and Memphis.
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