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Travel Blogs from Cairo
We’ve heard a year abroad is a great time to do some
English teaching, so when an NGO in the art-deco district of Heliopolis on the
far side of town advertise that they’re looking for teachers, we’re quick to
get in touch and are asked to go for an induction. We take the metro to the far
end of the line, and find the NGO in a crumbling avant-garde building down a
side road. The ...
Amused whilst recovering at home by the various spellings of my name on my medical forms:
Emou Gin Fox
At dusk we take a detour on the way to my hospital check-up and drive up one of the hills looking over the city from the south. Night's falling and people sit out at makeshift tables as the hill drops into a vast jumble of flat roofed ...
... it was spectacular, we came down the first time about 50 minutes into the flight but landed in a sugar cane field so they asked the pilot to go back up and land near a road so we could be picked up, so up we went, then it got windy and the wind carried us for almost an hour in the wrong direction, our balloon wouldn’t land so he tossed down a rope and they tried to pull us down and failed twice, so we ended up getting over 2 hours in the air till we could land safely it was ...
... hours sleep but got up at 10 pm to get ready for my hike up mount Sinai. Below are some pictures of the spectacular Sunrise on top of Mount Sinai this morning, or "Moses Mountain" which is the other name used here in Egypt. It is said this is where Moses accepted the 10 Commandments from God. Mount Sinai is 2,285-metre (7,497 ft), It took us 2 Hrs and 50 Minutes to climb to the top, it was truly the hardest climb I have done so far (since I am not a hiker this will not surprise you) ...
... kept introducing me as his wife, kept saying how we were both single and should keep each other company, (Nooooo) so I revised my answer I told him I was dating someone back in the USA , but not married) he said we should make him jealous...after dinner I went straight back to my hotel, ( he wanted to go dancing) I politely said no. The next day i woke up at 4 am for my Hot Air Balloon Ride to see the sunrise over the Valley of The Kings, it was amazing, it was my first Balloon ...