Baron Hotel Heliopolis Cairo
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... and it's stressful to deal with human, horse, bike and car traffic. Ramadan has a weird impact on tourists like myself. You end up eating a ****** lunch because most places are closed. You have to get dinner earlier lest you want to be trampled at 6-830pm when all of cairo emerges from their siesta to buy food. And Cairo's citizens are running around and honking their car horns with abandon till dawn, so good luck having a good night's rest. On ...
... robbed in this square weigh in my mind. But all is peaceful. As many chats with Egyptians will confirm, the country is about to vote overwhelmingly to elect General Sisi as president. One mention of Morsi, the Muslim League leader now languishing in jail after the army overthrew his (fairly elected) government, has one courteous tour guide loosing a stream of expletives. No tourism, no business - only benefits the Santa Claus characters (ie. ...
... all bought a few things here and there, but we found nothing for us, so we wandered slowly back up the street just looking at everything, and went back to the restaurant where George was waiting for us. We said bye to our policeman friend and went back to our hotel. We went to the restaurant up the road, Vinnies, for lunch, where I had a pretty nice pasta, and we saw Hani, who was the guy who picked us up from the airport. We had some food and a chat there for a bit, ...
... my carry on bag to double check the rubber stamps I had and a multi-tool. He determined the stamps were harmless and the multi-tool didn't have a blade longer than allowed, so let me keep them. He did take my sun screen. I had taken a huge tube and forgotten to stick it in my checked luggage...boo,hoo. In New York I was worried about the multi-tool, but they didn't give it a second glance and it was no problem getting it into Egypt. In fact, it was not a problem ...
... today is different than the language of the Koran, therefore it can be misinterpreted. 2) If you only read some of the words of a verse instead of the entire verse, it gives a completely different meaning. 3) The difference of literal language vs interpretation (moderates vs conservatives).
The five tenants of Islam are: 1) Believe in one god. 2) Pray five times a day. 3) Fast during Ramadan. 4) 2.5% tithing to the poor. 5) Go to Mecca once in your life if you ...
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