Garden City House
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGarden City House Cairo
A budget hotel which should be judged accordingly.
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Ron is a great person but he does have a phobia about airports. It is his deepest fear that someone connected to him and under his travel responsibility will be late getting to the airport and so miss the intended flight. His game plan is simple. Get visitors to the airport several hours before take-off. Check-in for our Egypt Air flight was not …
... done the same thing last time and I had asked Ahmed if they still did it. Unfortunately he said that Gecko's was no longer including them in the itinerary, which I thought was a huge shame. But because I asked he said he was happy to call Omar the head of the Nubian family and ask if he was happy to host us for dinner. So he picked us up and we motored south on the Nile for a bit. Took a bit longer than normal because the current was quite strong. Then he walked us through his ...
... dried up, and that’s one of many examples. So bottom line, please don’t let the fear mongering and sensationalism of our media scare you off of visiting this culturally rich and remarkable country, you’re losing out as much as the Egyptians are if you don’t go. And besides, if ever there were a perfect time to visit Egypt, it’s now – there were no lines at the major attractions and, in some cases, we were the only ones at the Pyramids or in ...
... that there was no tourism at all. We walked through the great exhibitions of the old kingdom (all the great stuff though is sitting in the British museum... Good stealing!). There was still some amazing sculptures though and several statues looked like they had real eyes as they were made out of shiny and reflective stones. No photos unfortunately. Then the really cool stuff was all of the artefacts from King Tuts tomb. We saw his death mask which was solid ...
... there – the place is usually buzzing with parties travelling in either direction and a great place to get information from fellow travellers.
In the horizon the sun was setting behind the pyramids and we decided to call it a day – over the next couple of days we’ll be sorting out our visas for Sudan and Ethiopia.
Our first night ...