Minamar Museum Hotel
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... such as stonework, woodwork, metalwork, textiles and manuscripts, not by chronology.
We also saw many great examples of coptic paintings were of the face, not profile, had dark shadows under their eyes, a variety of beard styles, a circle between the lip and chin and halos.
We then went to another Coptic Orthodox church, Abu Serga. The church was build to honour Saint Serguius. It was the oldest church in Cairo, dating back to the 7th century. ...
It was 44 degrees in Cairo when we landed! Mossad took care of us at the airport in Cairo which was a nice touch. We did not have to worry about Visas or immigration or luggage. Hanni our guide and our driver Makmood met us after we collected our luggage.
We saw many interesting things on the way from the airport to the Cairo Marriott: a Palace built by a Belgium, Baron Empain, at the beginning of 19th ...
... capital, and a gruff conductor shuffles his way up the aisle checking tickets. Getting to us, he glances at me from under his chequered headscarf and turns to Amr. 'If she's foreign she can blimmin' well get out and walk from here. There's no non-Egyptians ride this bus guv'na.'
A magnificent start.
Some brusque discussion ensues, after which Amr quickly has a friend in the position to know what he's talking about on the end of the line to have words ...
... a satellite antenna on it – but really it is the Egyptians’ way of showing how tall the pyramid once stood. We have seen this pyramid and the one behind it as we’ve driven the streets of Cairo, but nothing compares to standing in front of it, face on, throwing your head back and looking right up the height of it, knowing there is no way you are EVER going to get it all to fit in the camera lens. It is massive. So amazing ...
... everyone else occupied I open it to a massive ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY!’ from out in the corridor. On the doorstep are three beaming Egyptian friends from Nassya, laden with a big parcel and a cake full of candles! Having been really sorry to miss our party at the weekend, the three had spun the plan with the girls – unbeknown to me – of this mini celebration. Slightly gobsmacked, I blow out the candles and we dive into the pile of ...
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