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We met the guide at 9am for our first day of sight seeing. Rad has a degree in Egyptology. We drove to Memphis. To see the limestone statue of Ramese 2nd. Tip- when bargaining it is usually half the price they gave you. Get change first before you hand over the money. Off to Sakkara where the first stone pyramid was built and this is the first stone structure of the world. We visited a Carpet ...
Egypt. Capital (for now) is Cairo. Language is Arabic, currency is the Egyptian Pound. The exchange rate while I was there was roughly 7.60 Egyptian Pounds for ever 1$. Not only is the exchange rate amazing, but everything was super cheap!
I have to quickly start by mentioning my layover in Qatar on the way to Egypt. I had a hotel booked for me because I had an overnight layover. I was not thrilled about having ...
Today I was a stupid, gullible tourist. I guess that's another travelling experience to tick off the bucketlist. I was walking around Cairo on my way to check out some of the more famous mosques. As I stopped to take a photo of one, a guy walking nearby stopped so that he wasn't in my way. Somehow we struck up a conversation, and he explained that the mosque I was about to visit was closed as it was prayer time. He then offered to show me another mosque around the ...
... He arrived, but NONE of his luggage - bike box and bags - arrived with him and not found out where it is as yet. Sat looking extremely fed up in reception when I went to go and meet my friendly taxi driver. David decided to come with me so we could carry on after the phone shop to the Nilometer. This took some working out with the taxi driver as he (along with most other people) have never heard of the Nileometer. Both David and I had heard about ...
... also they sell a cd to raise money to help finance the museum. I could have spent days roaming the halls of this museum but alas there is so much on our agenda. Definitely a place I wish to revisit. They are currently constructing a new museum building closer to the Giza Pyramids which will be more modern and bigger to better house the collections.
We also took a walk through the old Cairo bazaar but aside from the delicious sugar cane juice I ...
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