New Minerva

39 Talat Harb , Cairo, 11641, Egypt | Hostel
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This hostel, located in the وسط البلد area of Cairo, is near Gizeh Plateau, Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, Keops Pyramid, and Memphis.
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    Travel Blogs from Cairo

    Pyramids and Artifacts

    A travel blog entry by kim.orlesky on Aug 22, 2014

    50 photos

    ... pyramids. We walked around the pyramids enjoying their beauty. The locals were all excited to have tourists back. Apparently it's been very difficult the last couple of years for the tourism industry and many people that rely on it have been suffering quite heavily. Our group moved from the Great Pyramid to the second pyramid where I got the chance to ride a camel around the dunes. My camel guide was a small boy who kept shouting at the camel. When the group finally ...

    Egypt part 1: cairo pyramids

    A travel blog entry by ngyixian1 on Jul 16, 2014

    1 comment, 10 photos

    ... to get me to hire them as a guide, or just get a bribe/tip. After this happened twice, I found a solution to this as well as the hustlers: pretending to not understand a word of English (or really anything) while being completely and utterly clueless. For the entire day, I confounded hustlers riding on donkeys, camels, horses, self-proclaimed guides, "watchmen", many a child hustler, stamp salesmen, etc..., with this tactic. Every time ...


    A travel blog entry by kyajade on Nov 16, 2013

    69 photos

    ... back to the hotel via an ATM, which of course didn't work. When we got back, we went straight upstairs for a few sweet hours of sleep (we were so wrecked!) before we had to meet up again that night. When we got up, we met everyone in the lobby and jumped in the van which took us down to the Giza plateau. We walked to the KFC, and on the way saw the little girl from the other day ("buy from me or I kill you!) which was funny. We went into KFC and went upstairs. We wanted a ...

    And the childhood sailor suit seemed bad?

    A travel blog entry by immyinegypt on Sep 11, 2013

    ... less organised than the other two (who've heroically trawled the best of Downtown's Islamic fashion wear and come up with a couple of very authentic, full length black garbs complete with sparkly collars) and once my comical headwear is removed, the black dress and cardigan I'm in are a normal outfit of mine, just too dressy for the occasion. We use the journey for emergency alterations, and decide the slouchy hoody in my bag transforms Zoe's gown into ...

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    A travel blog entry by funkymonk on Jun 12, 2013

    ... the individual pieces stopped me on the spot. Both floors are overflowing with ancient artifacts but when you read the labels some of it comes from 3000 BC and before. Proper Indiana Jones stuff. I understand that another Egyptian Museum is under construction elsewhere outside of Cairo but currently every artifact ever delicately prized out of the ground by archaeologists in Egypt sits in this museum. Statues of Pharaohs, standing proud in battle dress, sometimes accompanied by their ...