Holiday Inn - Citystars
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We arrived in Cairo 6 am sharp. We were happy to see Nora and Mustafa again but we were tired and at this point, we actually just want to check in and freshen up. It's too early to check in and so we were taken for a trip to Coptic Cairo. Well, the good thing is we get to see Cairo , early in the morning. It is pleasant because there isn't much …
... on Friday, so the weekend falls Friday/Saturday. I'm sure it will take some time to get used to going to work on Sunday, but I'm I will get used to it.
Today is Friday - Sabbath in Egypt. My roomies, one other teacher and I made a plan to visit one more 'maga' store together, knowing that many things would be closed today. We grabbed a taxi and went to Alpha Market. It was open and we shopped. Steve needed cleaning supplies and I'm always up for a shopping ...
... to a banquet, then locking the gates and his soldiers opened fire on them with muskets. This guy did not mess around!
Mohammed Ali Mosque started in 1426 - 1830 on the site of the destroyed Mameluke palace. In the Ottoman style. It is open air with a kiosk in the middle with water to wash before praying. It was built in memory of his second son Tusun Pasha. The tomb of Ali is located here.
El Nasir the 14th century hypostyle Mosque has an open courtyard ...
... Egypt from the images upon entering a tomb to the final resting place; It was a story of how the king/queen made it from death to the afterlife. The attention to detail was amazing, seeing all these tiny symbols and drawings that had been carved into rock thousands of years ago and were still in such great condition. We have all seen these things in books and learnt about them at school but it was so amazing to see it first hand and realising how much time, effort and planning ...
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