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Travel Blogs from Cairo
... called Sara and a young Italian man called Riccardo (with 2 Cs or was it 2 Rs?). We ordered a bottle of wine and three shish-as. Lena, Riccardo and I shared one. Now I should mentioning I am severely asthmatic, and inhaling melon flavored smoke into my lungs was NOT a good idea, but oh we'll, when in Rome…..the young and very curious and interesting Italian man offered to walk Lena and I home. He also offered to buy me my first glass of sugar cane juice from the ...
... and very thankful too! I also liked this guy, because earlier there was an old Muslim man doing his prayers on the hard ground, and this guy went over and put his jacket down for him to use. So we felt we did a good deed there. When our boarding was called we had to go through ANOTHER passport control (this airport is crazy!) then we finally got to board the plane. It was very comfy and because I don't think Lyle ever claimed this flight, we had a spare seat next to ...
... the wobbly steps of our first weeks in Egypt, showing us the scope of the city and introducing us to friends and family. The last time we spoke the conversation was in English, so it's a funny milepost to hear the hesitation, and then surprised amusement on the other end of the line as we switch into Arabic, the reason for the call being the news of Ahmed's sister's imminent wedding to which we're invited. An Egyptian wedding, eh? That's definitely the ...
Wednesday 12th June 2013
While I'm the first to admit that I'm not always so philosophical, one of the best attitudes to adopt while on the road is 'you win some, you lose some'. That is largely how it's been since I first set off. Sometimes I love where I am, other times I find myself checking the flight itinerary just to check that I can't leave a day earlier than I originally thought, in wishful thinking. Sometimes I'll sit next to a fidgeting **** on the plane, sometimes I'll ...
... trip there so worthwhile! We got to experience a part of the city that tourists are not taken to for "security reasons".
Then, a couple of days later, and once we were really overwhelmed with Cairo´s pollution and traffic, we headed out to Luxor. Luxor was pretty touristy but it was, overall, a nice getaway from hectic Cairo streets. We visited Karnak and Luxor temples and the valley of the kings. All very nice. I also got to see Tut´s mommy! yes, a real ...
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 č 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