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... better meal. We picked 6 people in the restaurant to taste and judge our dishes. In the end, Emma and Sara won, Susanna and Omar came in second and Olivia and Peter both tied for third. Then we all said thank you to our new friends and we exchanged contact information, hoping to see them again sometime in the future. At 9:50 am, we took a cab from Studio Masr back to our hotel. It was a 17 minute cab ride and it cost us $5.40 (5.4 miles). We went to our room to ...
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... the western world issued travel warnings to its citizens. Hustlers in turn have become more aggressive. It doesn't matter how many times you say no, or in what language, they'll keep at it. I probably had it worse than other tourists since most tourists visit the pyramids with a tour group which keeps hustlers away. I was DIY'ing the whole thing to keep costs down. As I hopped off the bus to walk to the pyramids, a hustler trying to peddle me a ...
... 000 years it was the tallest monument ever built. It has been estimated that approximately 2,300,000 blocks had been used to build the great pyramid, each averaging 2.5 tons, making a total mass of 5.75 million tons, and can fit 10 football fields inside. It's just hard to get a perspective.
Then it was off to the other two nearby pyramids built by the son and the grandson. Each was smaller but more developed than the last, as it ...
... pastries, cakes, Oum Ali, dates and nuts.
Half an hour later, gorged to immobility, I feel like I could cry again for a different reason.
The grand finale of the night comes in the form of an explosive African dance troupe (despite being on the continent, the Egyptians only ever refer to sub-Saharan countries as 'African'), who conga their way onto the dance floor in feather headdresses and grass skirts to ignite the crowd once more with drum-banging ...