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Weather today was windy with sanding blowing everywhere. Flat Stanley visited the Egyptian Museum, Saladin's Citadel, Mohamed Ali alabaster mosque and the Christian churches of Coptic Cairo. Stanley particularly liked seeing the mummies in the Egyptian ...
... the accident happened and walked up the hill themselves. I felt absolutely helpless though - no point in getting involved - I'm a woman for a start, a tourist, and also don't speak Arabic.
Had half an hour to kill before our allotted time to meet the two taxi drivers so went to the loo - costs 3 European Pound each but as long as they have change is a good way to get hold of some small denomination notes and coins - from the bank and ATM you get 100 Egyptian Pound ...
... were thankful for the upgrade but, 5 star in Egypt is about the equivalent of 3 star in Australia. The rooms were much more spacious and luxurious than the hostels that we'd been staying in up until this point but it was good from far yet far from good! Looking at the cleanliness, I hate to imagine what the 3 star Egypt option would have been like! On day 2 of our time in Cairo our guide, Sherif, and our driver, Fadi, were at our hotel to pick us up at 7.30am and ...
... stone replicas of kings and queens. While strolling through, Lena made a great observation, that with most of the royal replicas and statues, the king always had his wife beside him, sitting as regally and equally important as the king himself. This seems to signify a certain level of equality between sexes in that era. We wondered what had happened since then? Maybe the kings started to feel a little threatened and demoted the status of their women… Or maybe ...
It's 6 am and we arrived in Istanbul. We knew it was going to be an overwhelmingly big city but once we started driving through it, we were blown away at just how huge it was. With over 13 million people, Istanbul was by far the biggest city we had been in and just to top it off, it was nowhere near as warm as we thought it would be. Actually, it was closing in on negative temperatures when we arrived. As usual, we 'penny pinched’ and asked the early risers roaming around the ...
Other places to stay in Cairo
وسط البلد, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $108
- 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 $111
- Very good choice
- Mixed, but mostly positive feelings
- Club services not up to scratch
Al Uruba, Heliopolis, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $120
قصر الدبر, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $102
- I was disappointed.
- Great Views,Poor serivce in reception
- Central and comfortable
وسط البلد, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $138
زمالك, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $169
- Loved this place !!!
- Value for money but rooms desperately need renovation
- Great week
Ring Road- Mirage City, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $175
- Great Hotel
- Nice hotel, shame about the location
- Fabulus service.
3 El Thawra Council St Zamalek, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $148
- 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 $85
- Family friendly
- Accueillant pour les familles
- Nice hotel with good customer service
60 Giza Street, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $66
- There are better hotels in Cairo
- Enjoyed Pyramisa Immensely
- Just okay
1, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $278
- Calm and Elegant
- Pure Luxury.
- Great Cairo Hotel
51, Al Orouba Street, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $77
- 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 $101
- Cairo Landmark
- Bad sevice Corrupt staff
- Very Helpful Staff
يلهاماشيجي, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $116
Abdel Hamid Badawi Street Extension, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $97
3 El Tayaran Street, Nasr City, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $70
Emtedad Makram Obeid Street, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $147
El Shaheed Sayed Zakaria Street, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $171
PO Box 8 Cairo Airport, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $65
وسط البلد, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $162
Ext. 26th of July St., Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $87
300 Pyramdis Road, Cairo | 3 star hotelfrom $55
زمالك, Cairo | 3 star hotelfrom $75
- Great value for money - loved the Golden Tulip Hotel
- Very good hotel
- Good location
3 Saraya El Gezira street Zamalek, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $79