Husa Gawharet El Ahram
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... flight from JFK to CAI. Then the uprising began. We kept close watch on current events. Eventually the airline issued a refund, but we still wanted to come and devised a detour through Jordan that would allow us to see Petra before our final destination of Egypt. But getting here was a hell of a voyage!
We left the warm welcome of Jordan to cross into Israel. Immediately, we left Israel and entered Egypt -but got turned back. We didn’t have ...
... street he did an about-turn and began trying to keep up. I walk fast and he was shorter than me. I recall the conversation went like this:
"Hi. What country?"
"I'm a Christian, are you?"
(short pause as he tried to keep up)
"I'm a Christian. What are you?"
"I'm not anything."
"Because I'm not."
"Stop for a second!"
I'm not getting into a religious discussion on the dusty streets of ...
... by the feeling that these people are his fellows and close friends, close to a part of him he has not known before. Oneness with all that it is. Allah or God, was talking to him! He got the message! It is strange and beautiful how we can find ourselves in the strangest places. We travel to see the world, but we end up traveling, taking adventures trips and listening to the urges of our souls to find "us". Keep traveling Alex. Let's we all keep ...
... the metal working area, where workmen hammered away in order to shape the items, and the shoe making area, with piles of wooden shoe forms used in fabricating the shoes. Wandering the streets gave us a glimpse of typical life in Cairo. This turned out to be more interesting than going to another museum, temple or pyramid. As the man from our hotel said, "It is good to save something for the next visit."
... let me fly through the next few stops because none of these compare to my afternoon in Egypt.
Driving through the city streets again, we passed a Muslim cemetery, the remains housed in small one room houses, and the very poor people who can’t afford to rent apartments, build another level on top and live there. It actually looked like a small city with narrow streets. We then went to the St. Sargius Coptic Christian ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center