Regent House Hostel

Address: 2 Marof street from Taleet Harb , Cairo, 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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A travel blog entry by melrobertson on Sep 03, 2014

... was the catacombs. They found these after a donkey's foot had fallen into a hole in the ground. The tombs they believe date back to when Alexander the Great was around. They were huge, there were 3 different levels. The lowest level we couldn't actually go down to because it was flooded. It was only the tombs left now as everything else was stolen. We then drove out past the pillar and to the new library, the old one was destroyed by a fire and is now under the Mediterranean Sea. ...

Egypt part 2: cairo 2 Egyptian museum

A travel blog entry by ngyixian1 on Jul 18, 2014

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... museum still bears the scars of the fire it suffered then. The entrance to the museum is fortified with triple concertina wire (aka nasty barbed wire), directly behind which sits a bunch of tanks. Specifically a company of m113 armored personal carriers, and another company of riot police. To the non military geek, a company of tanks = ~15 tanks, a company of troops = ~100 soldiers. Each tank has an Egyptian flag painted on its front, for what purpose ...

48 hours in Cairo

A travel blog entry by nickjones on May 03, 2014

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... robbed in this square weigh in my mind. But all is peaceful. As many chats with Egyptians will confirm, the country is about to vote overwhelmingly to elect General Sisi as president. One mention of Morsi, the Muslim League leader now languishing in jail after the army overthrew his (fairly elected) government, has one courteous tour guide loosing a stream of expletives. No tourism, no business - only benefits the Santa Claus characters (ie. ...

Partying with a de facto head of state

A travel blog entry by immyinegypt on Sep 16, 2013

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... system, up the MJ catwalk comes the Groom, Bride's brother, plus entourage, dressed in tall fez hats and twirling batons, to act out the roles of the classic old song that's playing, singing to the bride. The room erupts in whistles and applause, which cease for the announcement of the first dance.

I've come to learn that the format of an Egyptian wedding runs the opposite to ours: the newly weds take to the floor and as they start to dance, dry ice creates a ...

Coptic Cairo

A travel blog entry by theresabill on Jun 15, 2013

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... been 118 patriarchs in Egypt. Theoadrus II is the current patriarch. The Orthodox Church spilt off from the Catholics in the 5th century. Egyptian branch was called Coptic Orthodox. Athanasuous wrote about St Anthony, the first known monk. His words founded the Byzantine monks.

The tower of the Babylon Fortress had a church, named the Hanging Church because if it's location, suspended over a passage. Today, most of the tower is buried, so it does not look ...