Travel Blogs from Cairo
... we realised quite quickly that just because they had security uniforms on didn't mean they really were! That afternoon we headed to an perfume essence shop where they get flowers and get the oil that is the base for the majorities of colognes and perfumes around the world. It was a nice place and all the perfume smelt exactly like what you would buy in shops. That night we headed to Hurgada, a 5 hour trip south from Cairo. It was an amazing place on the Red Sea and the next morning ...
... the policemen and afterwards joined them for shooting
practice, firing their AK47s into sand from the back door.
Although the police cell was a disgusting
nest for the night, at least I had felt safe. The night before I camped under
the stars on the banks of the Nile and woke in the early hours to snapping
twigs and approaching footsteps. I lay still holding my breath, praying I
wouldn’t be noticed. ...