Caroline Crillon Hotel
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... it's Africa. Walking to get water and pizza was a hug eye opener we are not in Canada now. They drive like mad and you are a target! So glad to be with the drivers, they know the ropes. Was not harassed for anything! What a relief that was. Not a fan of being bugged for things or to buy, so this will be short lived. Alright! Time to find the mitts, and see what's going on! Hopefully I can start pounding back some water, headache setting in, or from the coffee ...
... rioting however it fared a lot better than the leadership parties’ offices which still sit as an empty burnt out shell. The military presence in the square is very prevalent with tanks, guns and armed personal stationed around it as well as barbed wire hoardings ominously waiting to be put into use.Our main reason for heading to the square however was not to see this but to actually see the graffiti and artwork that is painted about the square. Everything from ...
... and culture. The Cairo traffic is like nowhere else. Packed onto highways, streets with no rules. Constant honking, scraping of cars against each other as everyone tries to get to their destination. Too many people are jammed like sardines in this city. As we venture to the different ancient sites, you get glimpses at how most of Egypt lives. Mass apartment complexes next to each other, so close that no one has their privacy. Laundry ...
... the Nile, gave me a room for half the posted price, and less than the last guy was trying to charge me. Not a bad deal. The next day I went to visit Elephantine Island to see the ancient ruins and also took a ferry to some Nubian villages outside of town (What's a Nubian? Touché on getting me on the movie quote buddy). Walking through the villages was a good change of pace, no one trying to sell you stuff and people who approached you actually just wanted to invite you ...
... We booked it through a travel agent, and she hadn't mentioned it to us once. So that was a very unpleasant surprise. So after chatting with Ramzy for a bit, he gave us some advice for what to say while emailing the travel agent, then we spent some time trying to reshuffle our rapidly dwindling budget to see what kind of damage we were looking at, and if we could afford to do the upgrade or not I spent a lot of time talking to dad and Lachie on Facebook trying to see how ...