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Travel Blogs from Cairo
Where is the boy's treasure? Why did he have to go to the pyramids to find it?
Santiago went on the journey to discover that he already had what he was looking for. His personal legend was also to travel, so it was good. It could have also been a bit of a test, that he didn't give up. ...
... of the statues represented different things, like if a statues left foot was forward, and beard was straight, it was depicting someone who was alive, but it his feet are together and the beard curves at the end, and arms are crossed over the chest, its depicting a mummy, then if the beard is curved but the foot is forward it represents the spirit. We learnt all the clues to tell if a statue is a god, king, queen, priest or normal person, and how to tell what part of Egypt ...
... share with you everything that he told us, A) because I don't remember a fraction of it and B) because this blog would be a novelette. So, I will try to share with you some of the main interesting points.
Did You Know... (and my answer prior to today was "no"):
That pre-history refers to history prior to written language?
There were 31 Pharaoh Dynasties (including possibly 10-12 pharaohs per dynasty)?
That the last Pharaoh Dynasty was Ptolemy ...
... information, but did not hold a Government
licence and could not give the finer details.
The second day I took off for the Pyramids with Waleed – now
that was something. The drive out of the city took you through the green
pastures of banana and date plantations. It took you back in time seeing the shanties
and donkeys pulling their carts laden with produce or wares. Leaving the city
heading toward Giza on the pot holed, ...
... a bicycle to
For two days we remained anchored in port
due to troubles in Egypt and another two at sea tackling the powerful swells
that made progress so slow. Except for a family of fleeing Syrians I was the
only passenger, the rest were Turkish truck drivers who spent the whole trip
laid out with heaving sea-sickness. It seemed I was the lucky one who didn’t
fall ill and tended the calls ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Horreya Hotel Cairo
Other places to stay in Cairo
وسط البلد, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $108
- Wouldn't have changed a thing
- Shame about the AirConditioning
- Good hotel, lousy food
باب البحر, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $202
- Un hotel con mucho ruido, mal ubicado para turistas
- Excellent hotel
- Ups and Downs
وسط البلد, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $111
- Very good choice
- Mixed, but mostly positive feelings
- Club services not up to scratch
Al Uruba, Heliopolis, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $120
قصر الدبر, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $102
- I was disappointed.
- Great Views,Poor serivce in reception
- Central and comfortable
وسط البلد, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $138
زمالك, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $169
- Loved this place !!!
- Value for money but rooms desperately need renovation
- Great week
Ring Road- Mirage City, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $175
- Great Hotel
- Nice hotel, shame about the location
- Fabulus service.
3 El Thawra Council St Zamalek, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $148
- Loved the Sofitel El Gezirah
- Me encantó el Sofitel El Gezirah
- J'ai adoré le Sofitel El Gezirah
65 Abd El Hamid Badawi st, Heliopolis, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $85
- Family friendly
- Accueillant pour les familles
- Nice hotel with good customer service
60 Giza Street, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $66
- There are better hotels in Cairo
- Enjoyed Pyramisa Immensely
- Just okay
1, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $278
- Calm and Elegant
- Pure Luxury.
- Great Cairo Hotel
51, Al Orouba Street, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $77
- Mi č davvero piaciuto
- Simply loved it
بولاق, Cairo | 4 star hotel
- Great value & Superb location
- Poor show!
- Helpful and friendly staff throughout
1115 Cornish El Nile, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $101
- Cairo Landmark
- Bad sevice Corrupt staff
- Very Helpful Staff
يلهاماشيجي, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $116
Abdel Hamid Badawi Street Extension, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $97
3 El Tayaran Street, Nasr City, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $70
Emtedad Makram Obeid Street, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $147
El Shaheed Sayed Zakaria Street, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $171
PO Box 8 Cairo Airport, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $65
وسط البلد, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $162
Ext. 26th of July St., Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $87
300 Pyramdis Road, Cairo | 3 star hotelfrom $55
زمالك, Cairo | 3 star hotelfrom $75
- Great value for money - loved the Golden Tulip Hotel
- Very good hotel
- Good location
3 Saraya El Gezira street Zamalek, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $79