Travel Blogs from Cairo
They continued to cross the desert, and more sighs of danger came into view. First three tribesmen on horses came up to them and after a long search, let them be on their way. The they reached a camp filled with arabs, who warned them not to continue, as danger lay on the other side. The alchemist looked the men in the eye and the men allowed them to go on. "How did you do that?" Santiago asked "Eyes show your power" he said.
... had two thoughts. First, these Pharos and Queens would probably be ****** after dying and thinking there corpses were buried for eternity only to have school children and tourists gawking at them. And second, why bother seeing a mummy. As dead bodies go, it's like having beef jerky instead of a fresh steak. Additionally, an other Egypt trend, is that many places or off limits, physically or for photography. Until you give the guard or grounds keeper some backsheesh that is. ...
... again, this time introducing me to another guy, who was to escort me to my hotel. He did not, however, turn out to be the driver, as there was yet a third guy, waiting for us outside with the car. If this is representative of the way all Egyptian service industries are organized, I am surprised they have any unemployment here at all.
Before long we were speeding along a dark empty road. The hour long drive accross the entire city was a fascinating way to get ...
... down to the sea before us is Yesir's self built beach haven, completely calm, completely deserted in the dimming evening light. 'It's all yours, go ahead and explore,' the two encourage me.
A surge of childhood holiday excitement – –
I'm shown to my room, which will be the closest to the sea of a collection of little lodges fitted out with rough wood furniture and a little bed. I peek through the little window and squeal at the shimmering ...
... not far behind. The sheer size of them, and particularly the individual 2.5 tonne blocks are incredible and hard to imagine until you're standing next to one. Unfortunately the overwhelming crowd of aggressive sellers and hawkers, and one particular altercation between an Asian family and a vendor made us especially reluctant to enter into any conversations, which was difficult when the vendors wedged 'free' gifts under your arm or balanced ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service