Horus House Hotel
Travel Blogs from Cairo
Today was a milestone. We rode our bikes through Cairo traffic to the Pyramids, and got our pictures of us and our bikes with them in the background. We rode through camel ****, trash, sand, desert, crazy cairo traffic, and hordes of people to do this. Then we had to ride to the completely other side of town, more than 40k, to drop off our bikes …
We made it to Cairo!! We are so unbelievably happy. Start: Crillon Hotel, Alexandria, EGYPT. End: Horus House Hotel, Cairo, EGYPT. Distance Traveled: 200+ km Road Conditions: travelled by train Temperature: stuffy and smelly on train (always ask for a seat AWAY from the toilets!)
... the amount of papyrus writings recovered from tombs. The lady doing the demonstrating also gave us some tips on how to tell the difference between the real stuff (that they sell) and the fake stuff (which is pretty much anything you buy on the street). Some of the paintings were magnificent, and included some made with glow in the dark ink!
At some point we stopped for a buffet lunch, but I can't remember exactly when in the day it was - blame the heat frying ...
Landed in Cairo at 11:30 am. Going through passport check and luggage is easy. The minute we walk out of security, immediately we are approached by taxi driver. "Do you need ride?" Another taxi driver pounces on us as well and the two drivers pursue to argue with each other, trying to convince Tim that they will give a better price than the other. We pick driver #1. His name is Moustafa.... Yes just like Moustafa from The Lion King. Moustafa is ...
a curt Arabic ‘I’m waiting for a friend’ makes a funny comparison to my last
arrival at this airport, and as I’m driven home, seeing that the exotic Cairene
chaos unfolding beyond the car window was not a dream, I try to look chilled but
have to restrain the 7-year-old me from bouncing up and down in my seat.
Unfortunately, in a stunt of great excitement and eagerness I manage to
misplace the key to this now ...