Marwa Palace Hotel
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... for us we were the only ones there!! It was a beautiful sunny day in Selcuk; the two of us were walking through ancient ruins and not a single person in sight. There was an ancient mosque down the street but having come from Istanbul, it wasn’t too impressive. The final historical site we visited was the ruins of one of the 7th wonders of the ancient world, the Temple of Artemis. It was very odd because it was located amongst tall dead grass, surrounded ...
... military in sight.
Then we had our first week of school. Since the curfew was still in effect we had a late start. Our bus drivers sometimes travel an hour to get to their bus, so the route has to take that into account. Teachers in my part of Maadi are picked up between 7:30 and 7:45 am. It can take 30 - 40 minutes to get to school. Students are expected by 9am. Many kids also ride buses, but as many have personal drivers take them to school. During the ...
... mine tried to buck me off once. It's a long way to fall from a camel. I also think they look like dinosaurs. We tried to pay someone to let us climb the smallest one - and are still in the works to try and climb the great pyramid one night. Its expensive though so we will see. We ended briefly seeing the Sphinx and then headed back. It would have been nice to stay a little longer and we might have to go back again before we leave. On our way ...
... of the globe. We swerve to avoid an elderly gent in a traditional 'galabiya' robe pulling his cart across the street as our driver continues his lecture in thick Mansoura accent. Oxford… how surreal.
At the bus station, we clamber aboard a creaky coach and are soon heading out of the centre towards the limits of the city as the darks lifts and the buildings and streets begin to glow that early morning cold blue. The coach makes its final stop before we ...
... and the students pay 350, that’s it” The stableman walked out to let us think it over as we discussed our options. I whispered to Dave that I felt this was all a charade and that the interchange between the two seemed staged. The German guys didn't understand the expression‘staged’ and I said it seemed like a theater performance. I told Dave that something was fishy but he ...
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