Museum View Hotel

2, Shampion Street, Cairo, 1145, Egypt | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Cairo

The Pyramids of Giza

A travel blog entry by kyajade


... crocodiles! We learnt that they mummified animals for four different reasons; pets of the kings, animals for food in the afterlife, sacred animals and offerings for the gods. There was another room of real mummies after that, which was just as cool as the last room, although there was one case with nothing in it, which was a little bit creepy! We kept waiting to turn around and see it standing up!! After that Darren and I wandered back through the relics downstairs that we ...

Partying with a de facto head of state

A travel blog entry by immyinegypt


... and musicians, swaying serenely in all her beautiful oriental plumpness, with the drums. After a sequence of songs, the ever-clapping crowd part a way and the celebrated couple lead the stream of guests into the ballroom once more.

We take our seats again, and an X-Factor-worthy voice booms over the room the arrival of new husband and wife, who take their seats on the bubble throne. The lights dim and a hush falls over the room. Then, as a song strikes up over ...

Cairo, Week 1

A travel blog entry by teachervagabond


... on my phone, so can send postcards that originate in the States. Don't know yet how the school manages their mail, but they seem to have some kind of service.

Insert - Can I just say that I am SOOOO angry right now? I'm in the one place I've always wanted to be and I can't go explore it. I totally understand people's desire to be free, I totally get the conflict that is happening. But, I want to go to the pyramids. I want to go to Alexandria. I want to ...

Raiders of the Lost Ark

A travel blog entry by funkymonk

... talking about the ancient Egyptians dedication to the God of Ra, stated to us that, " should probably know, I am a Muslim". It almost sounded like he was apologising for it, like he expected some nasty retort and I felt a little sad about that. Never will you find me writing any religion a blank cheque because that just isn't how I feel about it, but I'm also sick of this 'us and them' rhetoric that western media has been peddling for years now. It's all such total bollocks. In all ...

The Pyramids of Dahshur & Giza

A travel blog entry by leomcyr


... lifted into place to construct this edifice.

The average pyramid block weighs 2.5 tons. Many weigh more. Lifting tens of thousands of such blocks and fitting them so precisely would be a huge job even today. In Egypt of 2600 BC, the wheel did not exist. The block & tackle did not exist. Without either, lifting huge blocks –some to a height of 341 feet on the Red Pyramid - is almost impossible to imagine. The power to move objects came ...

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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 Chaar-Hachamaim Synagogue.
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