Ain Shams Obelisk Hostel

Address: 523 Terait El Gabal St, Ain Shams, Cairo, 11311, Egypt | Hotel
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Location

This hotel, located in the بولاق area of Cairo, is near Kom El-Dikka, Roman Amphitheatre, Pompey's Pillar, and Alabaster Sphinx.
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Travel Blogs from Cairo

An "enlightening" introduction!

A travel blog entry by oralee on Oct 25, 2014

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Day one: We have arrived! After a lifetime of dreaming about Egypt and seeing the Pyramids and other sites for myself. I have always had a romantic fascination with the history of Egypt but never really thought I'd ever actually get here, I a totally awestruck.
Our tour director Fady, met us at the airport and helped us through customs and immigration to our private van and driver Mohamed, and welcomed us warmly. Then off ...

Trip of a Lifetime - You should go now!

A travel blog entry by gayleschmidt on Oct 09, 2014

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... everything was arranged for a smooth, hassle free trip. Upon arrival our luggage was transferred to the MS Mayfair and was waiting in our room when we arrived at the boat. We had time to freshen up before lunch and then embarked on our excursion to Karnak temple. It is hard to describe seeing the giant columns first hand. The carvings and pictures that are still very visible after 4,000 years are unbelievable. Some of the colors are ...

Craziness in Cairo

A travel blog entry by sheela.beckley on Jun 22, 2014

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... and culture. The Cairo traffic is like nowhere else. Packed onto highways, streets with no rules. Constant honking, scraping of cars against each other as everyone tries to get to their destination. Too many people are jammed like sardines in this city. As we venture to the different ancient sites, you get glimpses at how most of Egypt lives. Mass apartment complexes next to each other, so close that no one has their privacy. Laundry ...

Cairo, EGYPT

A travel blog entry by trina.manz on Oct 27, 2013

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... release movies! Woohoo. Arriving into Cairo we were met by a top deck driver and taken back to the hotel. The airport was quite small, full of men just standing around and everyone, even customs officials, Smoking! I would have been scared by ourselves. The car park was filled with cars that were from the 80s or older and were pretty banged up. It was clear that we were in a third world country. The drive was so scary, there are no road rules or indicators, ...

The time has gone by so quickly

A travel blog entry by theresabill on Jun 16, 2013

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... statuettes that seemed unique to us such as a mongoose or ichneumon, a crocodile body with a falcon head.

We also saw some images of Bes who may be the interesting character that we saw a Philae Temple. Bill found an interesting article about him: http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/201306 19-how-the-devil-got-his-looks

We also roamed through rooms that had papyrus, ostraca - practice drawings or plans ...

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