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Travel Blogs from Cairo
... tools, weapons, fishing and hunting gear, musical instruments, fans, canoptic jars, solar boats - including fishing and kitchen boats, models of daily life such as the granary and kitchen.
We paid extra money this time to see the mummies on display at the museum. The most notable for us were Ramses II, Hatshepsut and Memnon.
We also revisited some of the treasures found in Tutankamun's tomb.
... give us a "gift" or place something in our hands. There were more men and boys trying to sell souvenirs, camel rides or donkey rides than tourists. What a shame!
Our first impression of the pyramids was quite simply, pure awe. The size of them is so impressive. We were definitely in the presence of something magnificent. When you stood next to it or were on the first few levels it was truly hard to comprehend how this structure was completely thousands ...
... road are not a decoration, stay in your own lane. And a note to pedestrians... you will not stop a tourist bus with your hand, if you want to risk your life walking across insanely crowded freeways, do it quickly and without attitude. Having a good time, with only 6 of us on the ...
... bin Qala'oun in 1256 AD as a mosque for all sects. It was designed so that each of the four main Sunni sects (Shafite, Malikite, Hanefte and Hanbalite) has its own school while sharing the mosque.
We check our shoes outside and proceed into the mosque. We are allowed to take as many pictures as we like. While in the mosque listening to Hala detail its history, several groups of Egyptian students arrive. The students are ...
... have time to run into Cairo for a Sufi dance performance. Wow, what a great plan!
Negotiating for Camels
The five of us piled into a rickshaw for the short ride to FG Stables. The first clue that something was amiss for me was when Rami didn't go through elaborate kiss and hug greeting when he met the stableman. He had taken many friends and couchsurfers on this type of ...
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