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... the other side of the lake where we visited the temple of Amada. It is the oldest surviving temple in Nubia and was built by Thutmose III. We returned to the boat for cocktails and dinner.
Buffet breakfast was served at 6:30am and we joined the shore excursion to Wadi El Seboua. We toured the temple of Dakka dedicated to the ibis-headed Thoth and the nearby Greco-Roman temple of Meharakka. It was fantastically remote ...
... was the 110kg solid gold mummy shaped coffin that Tutankhamen was found in, the 11kg solid gold mask that he was wearing and heaps of other jewels and treasures. It was great to have Sherif with us walking through the museum, pointing out the highlights, telling us stories and translating hieroglyphs. If not for him, dane and I would've wandered around aimlessly not know the significance of what we were looking at. Towards the end of our time at the museum I ...
... café and said here grand café. Lena and I both laughed… So this driver actually knew where he was going the whole time. He must have thought we were the biggest idiots for yelling grand café at him every two minutes.
Well, the grand café did not disappoint, we had the best food, drinks and shish-a there. Although we were denied a seat by the water, we still enjoyed our cozy spot with a water view. I have always felt much calmer and relaxed by the water.
... house for tea and talk with no ulterior motives. In one village, the village head even gave me a tour. And as luck would have it, one man I ran into had a friend you was running tours for the Nile Cruise boat crowd and more upmarket hotels, so I was able to make a booking to get to Abu Simbel, the major reason I came to Aswan. So, I attempted to get a few hours sleep before my 3:30 am pickup for a 4 am departure. You leave this early because 1) the sight is 300km away and 2) ...
... was incredibly smoky. Bill opted for vegetarian! He had gnocchi with pesto and I had a spicy fish and rice dish. It was pretty good and very reasonably priced.
After completing the blog on the patio at the hotel, Bill went and played a game of chance at the casino and won back some of our tricks and tips money!
I should mention, we have walked to dinner both nights and it has been incredibly safe. We have even seen female expats walking or jogging alone after ...
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