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... There are many, many Egyptian workers in the building who's purpose is to help us out. We are all treated as equals and are all important to the school. I was told there was an agreement that for every foreign worker, the school must hire two local workers. This is AWESOME because the building is super clean all the time, there are people who deliver supplies to our rooms, make copies for us, deliver the copies, help when we have a question or a problem. ...
... cream, hand cream, conditioner, and power cord. Gotta love Egypt!
In our immediate neighborhood there are a wide variety of shops. Within a minute walk there is a women's only gym that has cardio machines, hot tub, sauna and steam room. I will be joining. It also allows me to work out at the co-ed gym 5 minutes walk away. There is a Vodaphone shop directly behind us (where I got my Egyptian SIM card) , a bagel shop, several beauty shops, and other shops. ...
... and they needed to be involved in the revolution. Hamzah, on the other hand, told us that the government had freed those prisoners to intimidate revolters. He also mentioned doing 12 hour shifts in the front door of his house with a gun to protect his family from bad people. Who to believe?
After the revolution, there was less police. While going to Khan-Al-Khalili, we were stuck in traffic for literately two hours when it should have taken us 30 ...
... in the west and the sun God Ra was one of the main gods who they worshipped. The age of the pyramids, is over 5000 years old, and design was mind blowing considering the weight of an average block is 1.6 tonnes and how they managed to build such structures without the use of machines that we are used to. The sphinx was also impressive and the location gave an insight into the commercialisation of such an icon with Pizza Hut and KFC not 100 metres from the entrance. The Egyptians ...
... A great tip for anyone wanting to visit the pyramids is to avoid a horse ride. I’ll tell you why.. well the hides of the group of trail horses we saw were slapped so that they galloped. Bumbling like a ball on a trampoline, one rider bounches off the hide and lands heavily on the rocks..
‘Grmmmmmmaaaaaargh!!!..’ he yells, clutching his elbow and look at his nearby smashed phone. He is gingerly assisted up by the tout and lead away to a ...
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