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... 8217;re staying at the historic Mena House with views of the pyramids. Here’s a photo I just shot from my balcony. If you really squint, you can make out the shadow of one of the pyramids behind the lighted section. Hard to believe how big they are! You can be sure I’ll be up at dawn to see the sunrise at this incredible ...
... ancient Islamic Cairo as well as the nicer famous churches in the area. Christianity is very closely linked to Islam, evidenced by the amount of historic churches. I took a tour to the top of Cairo Tower which I wish I didn't, imagine a very poor empire state clone, but with one lift which fits all of 6 people in. The views at the top were good though as you could see the pyramids amongst the skyline. One of the main reasons I decided to stay ...
... us around the the site. We asked to go up to the minaret, and the young man got a key to a padlocked door and walked us up the many flight of stairs to the top of the mosque. The views of Cairo were incredibly impressive. As we made our way down the guide asked for a tip. I gave him 20 Egyptian Pounds (C$3), which he asked for 20 for each of us. We insisted that we weren't going to pay, but then gave him extra anyway. In the bigger picture we would have paid 80EGP each for ...
I'm gonna put this upfront. You're gonna get photo bombed with the Egypt blogs. And if you're looking for an in-depth cultural immersion post on this one, you'll be disappointed. Egypt was entirely to appease my childhood history geek and see the ancient monuments. No trading chickens for a room this trip. Though a guy did try selling me chickens. So, after being several weeks back on the road, I finally forced myself to start writing again. A little hard after a little time ...
buildings we visit is the Hanging Church, so named due to the fact
that it was built on the pillars remaining from the ruins of a
Persian fortress. Windows set in the floor show the drop to the
walkways below. Our expectations for the Hanging Church were a far
cry from the reality, we'd more accurately rename it the Perched
Church! But it was beautiful never the less, super lush and
decorative, a fusion of styles, huge chandeliers ...