City View Hotel
Travel Blogs from Cairo
... to the dance on the other side of my window. I see pickup trucks overflowing with passengers in the back, buses with people hanging onto the doors for dear life, motorcycles with three or four riders, pedestrians walking along the freeway hoping someone will have just enough room for one more. Cars line the 'shoulder' with flat tires and overheated radiators; some jacked up waiting for someone to return with a spare. Yesterday, on the way home in the worst traffic ...
... cause of deaths in Cairo are car accidents and I can understand why - lanes here are more like suggestions and sometimes even the direction of travel. See our video of us in a horse cart to get an idea. Our hotel was nice - you could tell because they opened the cab driver's trunk before we got in, and then we walked through a metal detector to get inside. The view is nice though! After sleeping a couple hours then waking up at 5am (#jetlag), ...
... mostly it was business as usual. If we hadn’t heard the news we would never have guessed how much violence has taken place there recently (over 900 killed and thousands injured). Finally, we spent the rest of the afternoon walking downtown into the shopping districts and the older Islamic quarter. We explored a large mosque where Panu made friends with a Syrian refugee Islamic missionary (that’s a mouthful). They “exchanged” emails so that he can write to ...
... 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 ...
... 8221; I asked him with trepidation.
“This”. He said proudly “Is my bike”.
Of course it is
Right okay. So I’m not the biggest fans of bikes in Australia but I was going to have to be brave and deal with this. I didn’t want to be a chicken and refuse to go with him because he had a bike. It was hardly like there was much traffic around. Maybe bikes were common here. Sighing under my breath I hopped on the bike behind ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed