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Travel Blogs from Cairo
I am continually fascinated with Egypt. I take a bus to and from school and every day it is a different scene; while it is the same scene. Different traffic, different vendors, different car collisions. While I sit on the bus with my curtain open, wide-eyed to the life outside, many of my colleagues sit with their windows closed and their headphones turned up in order to block the activity occurring just outside. I also have headphones plugged in, but I hear my music as ...
... one final point that I'd like to touch on, even if it barely scrapes by as travel-related. This is the third country that I've visited that is predominantly Muslim (the Maldives, Dubai and now Egypt). With everything that's been going on in the news recently, while I know that people are angry, upset and looking for an outlet for these emotions, it should always be remembered that the hysteria that breeds in the media is nothing but that: hysterical ******** intended to stir people ...
This is the story of my friend Alex who loves Egypt. He has booked his flight to Cairo, just the day before, with the relaxing idea to get lost in the buzzing and sounding streets of Cairo. Of course the hotel was carefully chosen and booked the night before and of course he was overbooked due to his late reservation. Nevertheless, the joy in his soul and the thirst of adventure kept him all along in a very good mood. He could not sleep, because of the ...
... and there's a reason most of them drive beat up cars: it's not worth fixing them because they'll just get damaged again! Even the pedestrians seem suicidal, but even if there were traffic lights at an intersection, cars didn't always pay attention to them, so the only way to cross the road is to hope the oncoming cars stop for you, or be very quick on your feet! We arrived at the hotel in one piece, and met Waleed (Will), who was to be our ...
... on the floor. There’s a beautiful pulpit and worshippers going up to the painting of Saint George, kissing their fingers and touching it.
The mosque is just down the road, past a towering block of apartments with a horrible lean into the next building, seemingly moments away from full collapse.
‘The current government has eliminated some of the building regulations so people are making places like this.. also, people know that you don’t ...
Other places to stay in Cairo
وسط البلد, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $120
- Wouldn't have changed a thing
- Shame about the AirConditioning
- Good hotel, lousy food
باب البحر, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $202
- Un hotel con mucho ruido, mal ubicado para turistas
- Excellent hotel
- Ups and Downs
وسط البلد, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $143
- Very good choice
- Mixed, but mostly positive feelings
- Club services not up to scratch
Al Uruba, Heliopolis, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $109
قصر الدبر, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $146
- I was disappointed.
- Great Views,Poor serivce in reception
- Central and comfortable
وسط البلد, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $133
زمالك, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $164
- Loved this place !!!
- Value for money but rooms desperately need renovation
- Great week
Ring Road- Mirage City, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $152
- Great Hotel
- Nice hotel, shame about the location
- Fabulus service.
3 El Thawra Council St Zamalek, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $152
- Loved the Sofitel El Gezirah
- Me encantó el Sofitel El Gezirah
- J'ai adoré le Sofitel El Gezirah
65 Abd El Hamid Badawi st, Heliopolis, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $91
- Family friendly
- Accueillant pour les familles
- Nice hotel with good customer service
60 Giza Street, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $78
- There are better hotels in Cairo
- Enjoyed Pyramisa Immensely
- Just okay
1, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $224
- Calm and Elegant
- Pure Luxury.
- Great Cairo Hotel
51, Al Orouba Street, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $84
- Mi è davvero piaciuto
- Simply loved it
بولاق, Cairo | 4 star hotel
- Great value & Superb location
- Poor show!
- Helpful and friendly staff throughout
1115 Cornish El Nile, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $77
- Cairo Landmark
- Bad sevice Corrupt staff
- Very Helpful Staff
يلهاماشيجي, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $107
Abdel Hamid Badawi Street Extension, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $100
3 El Tayaran Street, Nasr City, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $81
Emtedad Makram Obeid Street, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $198
El Shaheed Sayed Zakaria Street, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $164
PO Box 8 Cairo Airport, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $81
وسط البلد, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $179
Ext. 26th of July St., Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $79
300 Pyramdis Road, Cairo | 3 star hotelfrom $55
زمالك, Cairo | 3 star hotelfrom $96
- Great value for money - loved the Golden Tulip Hotel
- Very good hotel
- Good location
3 Saraya El Gezira street Zamalek, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $93