American House

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

Last day #7

A travel blog entry by indigolazuli

... each. We now have 10699.7 Egyptian Pounds. We then spend the night at Hotel Grand Royal in Cairo for 187.96 Egyptian Pounds each. We now have 9587.86 Egyptian Pounds. We then saw the Great Pyramid of Giza for 100 Egyptian Pounds each. This leaves us with a total of 9547.86 Egyptian Pounds.

Turkish Delight

A travel blog entry by nigel.terrea


... calls to bus companies and shuttles to realize that another Canadian guy had taken Nigel’s bag by mistake and it was now headed 6 hours in the wrong direction. Long story short, we figured out a way for them to put Nigel's bag on a bus in Izmir, that bus was then headed towards us and we would get on that bus for Cappadocia. Was this really going to work??? We were extremely skeptical about this actually working but we had no choice but to trust them. Sure enough, a few ...

Cairo, Week 1

A travel blog entry by teachervagabond


I've been in Cairo almost a week now and have learned so much! My first real culture shock moment was when I learned there was no regular mail service. I asked several people why this was and the answer generally was, there just isn't any. This is never an acceptable answer for me, so, I found it necessary to 'Google It.' I discovered that until the 2011 revolution, Egypt has the best mail service in the Middle East, started as early as 1821, by Carlo Meratt, an ...

Part II - Citadel and Old Cairo

A travel blog entry by theresabill


... but feel free to use it too!

There were many old palaces and mosques in this area, but were not allowed to go into any of the buildings. Along the way we saw people going about their day to day lives - selling goods, delivering bread by balancing ladders on their heads while riding bikes, cars, trucks and carts noisily manoeuvred around us (was pedestrian only before the revolution). We finished our tour in the bizarre area. They were selling clothing, ...

Listen to the ancient mumurings on the breeze..

A travel blog entry by diannev


... will patiently wait for you and remind you of the
historical significance of the site – or you could just tag along within earshot
of some of the guided tours. If you are in need of a guide though, then contact
Waleed ( as he is
a mind full of information and so easy to talk to and wander around with – he’s
studying for his Masters in Egyptology and is a qualified tourist guide,
whereas my driver was ...

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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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