Marwa Palace Hotel
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... no-one wants them as they don't have change.
After a drink and sandwich at the cafe we found the taxi's - and while one taxi went straight back to the hotel - the one I was in, with Mike and Erwin went on a magical mystery tour around the back streets of Giza looking for a phone shop so I could get them to sort out my internet access. I was relying on the power of prayer for a sign that it would happen, and when I glanced back onto the back seat he was busy ...
... Egyptologist (Rosemary went to University for 4 years to qualify to be an Egyptologist) told us that this year the tourists are returning slowly. But we are still an oddity for the youngsters. Our day finished with a visit to the 14 th century Bazaar where amazing quality bargains are to be found. I understand that when they say the price is one hundred Egyptian pounds you offer ten and bargain from there. And that is enough for ...
... away. We visited the palace of Mohammed Ali (the founder of modern Egypt, not the boxer!) which we were told is the most ancient Islamic mosque in Egypt and Africa and enjoyed a much needed espresso overlooking the smoggy city of Cairo. We then visited Old Cairo, which is surrounded by a massive wall that was to keep the bad guys out back in the day, heaps of old mosques, the famous hanging church and, my favourite part for the day, the local Moski Markets. There ...
... and honing my bargaining skills. 3) Koshari, local street food and it is delicious! 4) The driving - the flow of traffic will be going one way and then the odd vehicle will come against the grain, or even slice diagonally across the flow of traffic. There are no rule,s virtually no lights, just honking and pushing your way, anything goes. While pedestrians race across the highway like something out of Frogger and the odd donkey trots next to traffic. So entertaining (and there seem ...
... the pyramids, where we got our tickets for the sound and light show, went in and got a seat. The show went for about an hour, and was very cool. They projected pictures, writing and images onto the sides of the pyramids, and onto ruins of walls and all sorts of things, while a voiceover told a bit of a story about the history of the pyramids and Egypt. The coolest part was when they projected an image of a pharaoh onto the face of the sphinx. It really gave such a good ...
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