Fairmont Towers Heliopolis
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I just got back from dinner with my new tour through Egypt. It's a small group of 16 people, a mixture of couples, friends and solo travellers. Once again I'm the only Kiwi. So far everyone seems pretty relaxed and excited for the week ahead. Just being around them seems to have reinvigorated me after the last two days. I think my experience yesterday at the mosque and a few other things have left me a bit jaded with the ...
... last night, and I feel for them. Bikes not arrived, one guy has nothing but what he travel in. He was very happy I kept the toothbrush from the plane, he enjoyed brushing his teeth very much, after a long travel time. So off we go, man, the driving is insane! how the two taxies stayed together is beyond me. But we got money exchanged, and the first glimpse of the pyramids! oh!!!!!! the butterflies! or that might been the driving. Kinda sketchy but we got to ...
... also they sell a cd to raise money to help finance the museum. I could have spent days roaming the halls of this museum but alas there is so much on our agenda. Definitely a place I wish to revisit. They are currently constructing a new museum building closer to the Giza Pyramids which will be more modern and bigger to better house the collections.
We also took a walk through the old Cairo bazaar but aside from the delicious sugar cane juice I ...
... a hiatus for our entire stay in Turkey.
The next day we made it back to the Palace, paid the $12 entry fee, and walked around the ancient building filled with artifacts from as early as the 14th century. Unfortunately, we were unable to take pictures but you can imagine how spectacular the treasury room was, filled with gold objects embedded with rubies and emeralds. As for the weather, the snow started dumping in what seemed like a miniature blizzard, but ...
... a week later. We leave a good hour after, astounded by the welcome we've received and feeling awful for all the attention we're paid for crashing a show that is really none of our business.
Buzzing but exhausted from it all, we make a retreat back to the car. 'So, for the party can we wear whatever we want?' I say, catching a glimpse in a car window of the bizarre sight we make.
There's definitely a mixture of amusement and pleading in this ...