Desert Safary Hostel

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

Cooking in Cairo

A travel blog entry by amazingrace2015 on Jun 11, 2015

8 photos

... from the Mosque to the restaurant called Studio Masr. The total distance was only .62 miles. We arrived at the restaurant, and it was stunning. The restaurant felt deserted because it was surrounded by grass. Studio Masr was filled with different vibrant Egyptian colors, and we sat down at a table for eight. Sara, Salma, Omar and Ayae explained how to cook the traditional dish Meat Grill Shawaya. For this dish, we split up into four groups of two. Susanna worked ...

Trip of a Lifetime - You should go now!

A travel blog entry by gayleschmidt on Oct 09, 2014

16 photos

... one in the photograph. This was only the first of many special things that Amr had in store for us. I am sure that we saw things no tour other than Viking would see.

After seeing the Sphinx and buying a few souvenirs from the vendors on site, we returned to our hotel for some free time. Later in the evening we joined the group for dinner in the SUD
restaurant. The food was wonderful. It was a beautiful night, so we walked along ...

Egypt part 1: cairo pyramids

A travel blog entry by ngyixian1 on Jul 16, 2014

1 comment, 10 photos

Dorothy and I parted ways in Marrakech as she began her journey home, and I flew to cairo. On my flight to cairo, I sat next to an old Arab lady who spent most of takeoff and landing praying and doing mini-prostrations in her seat. She provided some entertainment as I memorized Arabic numerical digits and read on the flight. Landing was kind of sketchy though, so maybe I should have joined her in praying. I wasn't prepared for Cairo's chaos. ...

The Pyramids of Giza

A travel blog entry by kyajade on Nov 11, 2013

42 photos

... through to the amazing Sphinx where we got some more photos while trying to ignore the people there selling things and trying to take our cameras to take photos for cash. The Sphinx was very cool, with the amazing pyramids as a backdrop. After a while we headed back out and headed back to the van, where the girls came out and followed us again, and we bought a bookmark off them, just because they were funny and cute. We walked out the gate and stopped at the KFC to get a ...

Sultan Hasan Mosque

A travel blog entry by leomcyr on Mar 23, 2013

33 photos

... Today, Cairo's population (including the suburbs) is over 17 million. It is the most populous urban area in all of Africa. The city is 80% Muslim and has 250 mosques to serve the practitioners of Islam. Most of the remaining 20% are Coptic Christians.

The Sultan Hasan Mosque and madrasa (school) building are among the best examples of early Mamluk architecture in the city. The building was constructed for Sultan Hasan ...

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