Travel Blogs from Cairo
... house for tea and talk with no ulterior motives. In one village, the village head even gave me a tour. And as luck would have it, one man I ran into had a friend you was running tours for the Nile Cruise boat crowd and more upmarket hotels, so I was able to make a booking to get to Abu Simbel, the major reason I came to Aswan. So, I attempted to get a few hours sleep before my 3:30 am pickup for a 4 am departure. You leave this early because 1) the sight is 300km away and 2) ...
... road was crammed with cars going in all directions. One has to be very brave to drive the streets of Cairo, that much was clear. But the real heroes were the boy on the bicycle cleverly weaving his way through the jumble of cars and vans, and the guy riding along the highway on the roof of a truck. The construction boom was also clearly visible in the day time, confirming that the Egyptian people are industrious builders, just like their ancestors. On ...
... who were also waiting for the train. We got stared at a lot in Egypt, either because we were (obviously) tourists, or maybe because of the girls, who were dressed in a very non-Egyptian way. I found the staring odd and slightly unsettling, so I can't imagine what it was like for the girls! We finally boarded the train, and, though Will had warned us it might have been a bit of a rush, it went relatively alright. No elbows needed to be thrown either! A couple of the ...
... for fresh Egyptian bread. We were invited inside and everyone involved in the baking process had a few words or mimes to communicate with us. Yes, the hands came up at the end, for baksheesh. Nothing is for nothing in Egypt. We were invited to sit down with a bunch of guys socializing over smoking shishas at a shisha cafés. This is a wonderful part of Cairo, but enough for today and we made our way back to our ...
... take you”
I paused for a second. I assumed he meant to take me acting as my guide which means I would need to pay him. I didn’t worry about asking him the cost. Things in Egypt are never expensive and he’d been so friendly that I didn’t want to offend him. I was planning on going there anyway and I thought that it might be nice to have an Egyptian along to make things easier. I was on my own after all and I was happy to pay for him to guide me.
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