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After a very long flight we arrived in Cairo this morning at 8:50 this to a surprisingly well organised airport. Our hotel the Fairmont Helapolis is not far from the airport and we were all checked in and signing up to an avo tour by 10:30. The drive to our initial attraction gave us a first sight of the city…it aint pretty!
A city of 20 million people and in dire need of upgrades to its infrastructure, Cairo is a city of contradictions. We had a private tour guide and visited some areas that most tourists don't make it to. And we understand why! The poverty and living conditions in much of Cairo are terrible. It appears that the government doesn't have the …
Once we left the premises of the restaurant, our devoted driver could be seen patiently waiting for us at a busy intersection in which we hastily got into the van. We were driven to a nearby non-touristy, traditional Egyptian neighbourhood where Karen, Michel and I rapidly got out of the van for our much anticipated 'walking tour' through the …
Once Michel and I finished eating our breakfast at one of the hotel's restaurant, "My Kind of Place" which had a generous selection of international and local favorites, it was 7:00am by the time we made our way, suitcases in hand, to the hotel's front lounge where we checked out and waited patiently or should I say excitedly, for any signs of …
The "Felfela", a kind of Red Chilly Pepper restaurant was the reputable local Egyptian restaurant we stopped by for lunch in downtown old Islamic Cairo. Being one of Karen's favorite eating place, it had a very pleasant atmosphere and we were all very much welcomed inside by the management.
The inside of the restaurant had several …
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The rooms were large and clean, the lobby was beautiful and the free services such as the shuttle to the museum was fantastic. The food was great.
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