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Jimkbarton stayed here on Mar 26, 2010 during their trip titled: Egypt 2010.
Yes, I did...
I arrived in Aswan and - as it was hot - I found out, that I have left home for two and a half weeks to join that great adventure trip of my friends Marvin & Nicole (Cape-to-Cairo and futher to Germany!).
* change horrible hotel
* better one has roof-top pool
* friends arrived fron Sudan
* souq is …
Tuesday 13 August 2002 The bus pulled into the Luxor station about 7 AM. Parted with Amanda and Greg and surprisingly did not bump into them again. The Horus Hotel was a short walk from the bus station. Checked the room and rates and badly in need of some sleep, I checked in and stayed there till Friday. Met Karin lady from Germany who had local …
... part of a yearly ceremony for Amun Ra and his wife Mut. Several years ago a project was started to excavate the rest of the site and local people were relocated. The project was halted after the revolution, but has now resumed.
Karnak was over 69 acres, had 29 temples, 100 gates and constructed over a period of 3,000 years. Hassan told us that we should not judge the relationship of the king and queen by the sizes of their images of the statues, ...
... all horns blaring to create quite an amusing symphony. Drove through the guts of greater Cairo today, instead of staying around the western Giza side of town, the two being separated by the Nile River.
Incredible amount of new building needed to house a growing population of staggering numbers: Cairo had around 22 and a quarter million people and the whole of Egypt
around 82 and a half million at the time of our visit! Many family ...
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I would advise not to stay here especially if you are to get up early for the trip to Abu Simbel in the morning. There is a nightclub on the top floor that is open all night and into the morning. It is very loud. I stay in hostels all the time so I am used to the odd noise now and again but this was just too much. On the good side was the price and you get a room with your own bathroom.
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