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... through the city via loudspeakers, but back in the day the call was also made by voice from the minaret attached to each mosque. According to Islamic Learning Materials (http://islamiclearningmaterials.com/is lamic-call-to-prayer/), there was discussion as to the method of calling people to pray. Several alternatives were suggested, like a bell, or a trumpet, or a flag, but the prophet Muhammed rejected the ideas; preferring the calming vocal intonations that ...
... guy at the Pyramids that tried to grab my T-shirt wasn't scary, he was just being a bit of a knob. I found Egyptians to be cool people, leaving aside the street hustlers. But you do always have to be careful. Do not listen to anything anybody on the street tells you. By all means be polite but be firm. As soon as you give an indication that you might be about to take them seriously you'll be lumbered with them all day. At the Pyramids and other historical sites, don't take pictures ...
... 5: Full day of sailing on the felucca - no plans at all!
Day 6: Leave the felucca, visit Kom Ombo temple, drive to Luxor, visit Luxor Temple at night
Day 7: Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut and Karnak Temples, board overnight train to Cairo
Day 8: Arrive Cairo, nothing planned, last full day as a group
Day 9: End of the tour - we all go our separate ways.
Of course, it didn't work out quite like that, but I'll get ...