Marwa Palace Hotel
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... the plethora of pyramids scattered around the Cairo area. We began our visit to the pyramids in Giza. Dating back at least 4,700 years, the pyramids deliver on the hype; awe inspiring is putting it mildly. It’s impossible to truly appreciate the enormity and impressiveness of the pyramids until you stand next to one of the blocks comprising them, and climb up on them a bit. Despite information to the contrary, the pyramids ...
... Concierge. They did such a fantastic job organizing our trip, allowing us to both see the sites and experience the Egyptian culture (while also sticking to our budget, which is very important for two poor med students!). If you are even considering traveling to Egypt, you should definitely look them up (www.backpackerconcierge.com) or ask us for their contact info. We promise you won't regret it! With that, we say ma'a salaama Egypt, and Jambo ...
... the giggling small boy in front of me. But hey! we arrived and don't need a chiropractor visit for a few weeks! Today has been uneventful really, but that happens when you wake up at 12.30pm. Unpacked bike and few other things. Shower today was cold, but having learnt since then yesterday is was to hot. The safe doesn't work, least I can't figure it out, so not sure what to do with that one. Only for a few days so really does it matter? Meet up with some ...
... as well as hundreds of hanging lights and stained glass. As well there are 2 pulpits a larger original one of wood covered in gilt and a smaller one of Alabaster a gift from King Faruq around 1936. Truly a holy place. Outside we see the clock tower and the arresting views of old Cairo.
Now we are headed for the Hanging Church. This is a Coptic (Egypt) Orthodox Church also called St. Mary's. It is the oldest in the Old Cairo and dates back ...
... museum still bears the scars of the fire it suffered then. The entrance to the museum is fortified with triple concertina wire (aka nasty barbed wire), directly behind which sits a bunch of tanks. Specifically a company of m113 armored personal carriers, and another company of riot police. To the non military geek, a company of tanks = ~15 tanks, a company of troops = ~100 soldiers. Each tank has an Egyptian flag painted on its front, for what purpose ...
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