Desert Safary Hostel

2 Shamplion Street, Cairo, Egypt | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Cairo

Egypt

A travel blog entry by jennifersarah

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... the old one wasn't effective. In Ethiopia we saw huge obelisks in the north (I also learned what an obelisk is and for those that don't know as I did it is a stone pillar made out of one stone). In Aswan we got to see the granite quarry that provided the obelisks for Egypt. We also saw an unfinished obelisk and the poor people working on it had to abandon after completing much of it as they found a crack in the rock. It is also amazing how they put them up but my blog would be much ...

Saqqara

A travel blog entry by kyajade

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After our ridiculous overnight bus trip we finally arrived at our hotel in Cairo at 4:30am, two and a half hours later than we were supposed to! We checked in and headed straight up to bed for a sleep, before being woken up again at 7:30. We were so tired. We decided to stay in bed and skip breakfast for an extra half hours sleep, then met everyone downstairs 5 minutes late... Oops! Nardeen was there to be our tour guide for the day, so we all got on the bus with her and George ...

Crossing the Nile

A travel blog entry by abwoodmansee

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... the same name as Moses, which is the anglicized version of Meses. Moses was in line to become Pharaoh, but refused to accept being called the son of the princess (kingship passed through the maternal line).

At the museum are the remains of the temple of Rameses II, including a 30-foot statue of Rameses. In his hand he holds a papyrus that has inscriptions proving his line of priesthood authority. I'm paraphrasing, but one couldn't hold authority without proof of ...

Raiders of the Lost Ark

A travel blog entry by funkymonk

... lump of rock with crude hand tools and nothing to guide them but a good eye, this is craftsmanship of a rare and supreme breed. Impressive on a scale I have never before seen.

Before it's discovery at some point in the 1800's it had been lying on it's side in water and as such one side is worn away and rough. But I like it as it is. If it was in one piece, standing tall and immaculate, it just wouldn't be the same and people wouldn't be able to get so close and appreciate it as ...

Alex trip to Cairo

A travel blog entry by sirmaivanova

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... others. But for Alex this Mosque was to become very close to his heart. He entered and except of the beautiful interior and mystic atmosphere, he noticed a group of young men talking and laughing in a lively manner. He gazed at them in surprise and curiosity - he has never seen such bold and noisy behavior in a Muslim temple.What are they? As if hearing his question, the men wave at him to come closer. He did not expect it, but talking to locals was ...

Location

This hostel, located in the وسط البلد area of Cairo, is near Mastaba of Kagemni, Mosque-Madrassa of al Ghouri, Palace of Emir Bishtak, and House of the People Beit El-Umma Museum.
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