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... out even when opened. Footpath grills and seating and lots of odd parking conventions. We don't feel the need to explore much further. We returned to our room not really sure what time our dinner cruise was as we were not told this morning. So we spent a little longer in the foyer waiting than was necessary. We could not call as we have no credit on our phone with the sim that was given to us and we did not want to miss it. Anyway the foyer ...
... and trinkets to entice or harass the day's tourists with, depending on your point of view.
Our guide, Dahlia, and the driver arrived promptly at 9, and we headed off to the Coptic quarter of the city. Dahlia is very knowledgeable, but sets a cracking pace, striding off to the next thing as soon as she finishes one explanation, so we learned to tarry if we wanted to look at something more closely. We started with the Citadel ...
We signed out of our previous hotel, and headed to Sheikh Zayed City. I was still surprised that it only took 29 minutes! When we arrived we checked into our hotel. Then, we went out to explore the area and went out to eat. After we ate, we went out to explore some more. We saw so many amazing things.(Luckily, we had bought sun hats in Cairo). We went back to our hotel at 7:50. ...
... for us, especially at our next stop - the Cairo Museum.
Getting to the museum took us across the Nile. It was surprising to see such a wide river in the middle of sand dunes. But it was beautiful, flowing with so much history.
The street to the museum was blocked by tanks. Yes, army tanks. The museum is just steps from Tahrir Square, and tomorrow is a major festival in Egypt, commemorating their "victory" over Israel, so the army is on standby for ...
... came at us from all directions with water, soda, and souvenirs. Luckily for me, in a land where women are invisible, Philip received most of the assault.
Genuine friendliness was rare, though I do recall a security guard at the mobile phone shop who said we could use the wifi signal despite the shop being closed.
Though Egyptian hospitality was a disappointment, so too was the food. I’ll admit I’m picky though I eat an assortment ...