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Travel Blogs from Cairo
... to head out to the airport for our flight to Jordan. We had our itinerary changed because of the unrest in the Sinai Peninsula. We were meant to go across to Dahab and do Mount Sinai like I did last time I was in Egypt but the company decided it was still to dangerous so instead gave us extra days in Amman, Jordan. Our flight left Cairo at 9am. Jordan adventures to come! We had a ball in Egypt and despite the heavy military presence we didn't fell at all unsafe the whole time we were ...
I visited the museum of Egyptian antiquities, aka museum of mummies and stuff. Btw they don't allow pictures in there and there were guards in most rooms. I hear anything is possible with bribes here in egypt, which make me wonder how many of the artifacts in the museum are real versus replicas. Anyhow I didn't feel like bribing guards for pictures. The museum is next to Tahir square, the center of the 2013 Arab spring revolution. A party building right next ...
... lie, I will not cheat, I will not steal. All kids wear uniforms and all teachers wear street clothes but cannot wear jeans or t-shirts. Women are expected to dress modestly.
Next, we were given a culture lesson and instructed NOT to discuss Israel with parents or Egyptian staff. Very touchy subject...we were told there are certain parts of the city we should avoid right now, including the pyramids, downtown Cairo, and Alexandria. All the places I want ...
... lump of rock with crude hand tools and nothing to guide them but a good eye, this is craftsmanship of a rare and supreme breed. Impressive on a scale I have never before seen.
Before it's discovery at some point in the 1800's it had been lying on it's side in water and as such one side is worn away and rough. But I like it as it is. If it was in one piece, standing tall and immaculate, it just wouldn't be the same and people wouldn't be able to get so close and appreciate it as ...
Today is the last day in Egypt for the Sunflowers.
After breakfast, we pile into our bus with Hala and our guard. Hala explains that Cairo has been under the influence of Islamic culture since 640 AD when Caliph Amr conquered the Romans. In 969 AD, the Fatamids built a new city they called El Kahira (The Victorious) or Cairo. Through the centuries, Cairo is expanded by different rulers to rival any city in the Islamic world. ...
Other places to stay in Cairo
وسط البلد, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $108
- Wouldn't have changed a thing
- Shame about the AirConditioning
- Good hotel, lousy food
باب البحر, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $202
- Un hotel con mucho ruido, mal ubicado para turistas
- Excellent hotel
- Ups and Downs
وسط البلد, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $111
- Very good choice
- Mixed, but mostly positive feelings
- Club services not up to scratch
Al Uruba, Heliopolis, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $120
قصر الدبر, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $102
- I was disappointed.
- Great Views,Poor serivce in reception
- Central and comfortable
وسط البلد, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $138
زمالك, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $169
- Loved this place !!!
- Value for money but rooms desperately need renovation
- Great week
Ring Road- Mirage City, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $175
- Great Hotel
- Nice hotel, shame about the location
- Fabulus service.
3 El Thawra Council St Zamalek, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $148
- Loved the Sofitel El Gezirah
- Me encantó el Sofitel El Gezirah
- J'ai adoré le Sofitel El Gezirah
65 Abd El Hamid Badawi st, Heliopolis, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $85
- Family friendly
- Accueillant pour les familles
- Nice hotel with good customer service
60 Giza Street, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $66
- There are better hotels in Cairo
- Enjoyed Pyramisa Immensely
- Just okay
1, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $278
- Calm and Elegant
- Pure Luxury.
- Great Cairo Hotel
51, Al Orouba Street, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $77
- Mi è davvero piaciuto
- Simply loved it
بولاق, Cairo | 4 star hotel
- Great value & Superb location
- Poor show!
- Helpful and friendly staff throughout
1115 Cornish El Nile, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $101
- Cairo Landmark
- Bad sevice Corrupt staff
- Very Helpful Staff
يلهاماشيجي, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $116
Abdel Hamid Badawi Street Extension, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $97
3 El Tayaran Street, Nasr City, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $70
Emtedad Makram Obeid Street, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $147
El Shaheed Sayed Zakaria Street, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $171
PO Box 8 Cairo Airport, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $65
وسط البلد, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $162
Ext. 26th of July St., Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $87
300 Pyramdis Road, Cairo | 3 star hotelfrom $55
زمالك, Cairo | 3 star hotelfrom $75
- Great value for money - loved the Golden Tulip Hotel
- Very good hotel
- Good location
3 Saraya El Gezira street Zamalek, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $79