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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
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... last time and I felt like I had barely seen any of it the last time. It was nice to get out of the heat as well. Just before we pulled up near the Museum, Ahmed started explaining that there would be a lot of military personnel and military "equipment" sitting just outside the entrance of the museum. Now the museum is right next to the Tahir Square (where all the protests were held). Ahmed explained that they were now just stationed outside the museum as it was the closest point ...
... man nor the last time I was propositioned by him during our visit, but then it was all in good fun. The rest of the visit to the citadel was uneventful with the exception of two creepy gentlemen inside the mosque, who took unsolicited photos of us, and a couple with a four month old baby, who thrust the baby in Lena's arms for a photo op with “the foreigners”. I think the baby picture benefitted the three of us more than ...
... 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 ...
... the water. Abandoning my shoes in my personal cottage I pad out across the sand. Across the way I come to a circular mud brick room with swathes of tent for a roof and the cinders of a fire in the middle: we're in Bedouin country, and this is their style. Next I come to the 'restaurant': a series of low tables with cushions strewn around, walled in by friezes of our host's landscape paintings and sheltered under a pergola of dangling wind charms. The beach slopes down to ...
... Paintings will need to come down as we go Egyptian).
Tom bought some blank papyrus and is keen to paint some of his own designs once we get home.
A quick stop at the hotel to freshen up and we arrived at the Cairo train station to catch the overnight train to Aswan.
Our carriage is a first class sleeper ...