American House

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

“CAIRO, the chaotic”

A travel blog entry by munag on May 06, 2014

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... against the constant cat-calling, ass-grabbing assaults and the intense stare downs but to no avail. Some of the women I met in Cairo tell me that local women bare the brunt of the sexual harassment from Egyptian men….and they unfortunately seldom fight back.

I quickly learnt that I had to get used to the “stare-downs” and cat-calling. Ignorance was the best means for me, although sometimes that really didn’t work. ...

Cairo, EGYPT

A travel blog entry by trina.manz on Oct 27, 2013

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... was swerving all over the road at 110km an hour weaving in and outdone other cars, no one was in their lanes.. It was terrifying!

We finally arrived at the hotel and were met by our tour guide who informed us that there was us and one other person on our whole tour... Not what we imagined. He also told us that he hadn't been working for four months because there were no tourists coming to Egypt anymore… Very sad. It was at this point that I ...

Partying with a de facto head of state

A travel blog entry by immyinegypt on Sep 16, 2013

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... pastries, cakes, Oum Ali, dates and nuts.

Half an hour later, gorged to immobility, I feel like I could cry again for a different reason.

The grand finale of the night comes in the form of an explosive African dance troupe (despite being on the continent, the Egyptians only ever refer to sub-Saharan countries as 'African'), who conga their way onto the dance floor in feather headdresses and grass skirts to ignite the crowd once more with drum-banging ...

Coptic Cairo

A travel blog entry by theresabill on Jun 15, 2013

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... and the basket was picked up.

Omar told his theory about the story. According to common thoughts, this would have been during the time when Ramses II was elderly, but he had a lot of illnesses when he died. The pharaoh would have been too old to do the battle that the holy scripts describe. The story of Moses is not mentioned in any of the temples built by Ramses II, which adds credence that it was not Ramses II. The stelae of Israel were the only ...

Oh....Cairo!

A travel blog entry by mximedc on Jun 01, 2013

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... which is located in the south of the country, also called upper Egypt (I know, weird). Word of advice, if you are the type of person that has travelled on your own, get a tour guide for the very touristy stuff and then hire a taxi for doing things that you have read on books as being super recommended. We found a taxi guy at the hotel who was a history teacher and could tell us so much about everything. He was an Egyptian Muslim and gave us a completely ...

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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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