Minamar Museum Hotel
Travel Blogs from Cairo
... days and there isn’t any cause for alarm. Furthermore, as one of our guides later elaborated, the western media tends to take events and distort and exaggerate them. And Egypt, being a third world country, doesn’t have the money to put into their media, so they have no way of counteracting these exaggerations or of presenting their side of things. Even upon my arrival home, friends informed me that "there was a lot of violence in Egypt while you were there." ...
... an ATM, being taken to a Christmas lunch of roast chicken, stuffing, vegetables and chocolate ginger pudding, sleeping it off on the couch, and later in the day walking down to the local coffee shop for a macchiato. Sure beats 12 hours in a transit lounge. A lovely family, and in the final twist to the international saga, as well as the Ethiopian/Norwegian/Dutch/Japanese connection that I mentioned yesterday, the host's neice was flying in tonight - from Melbourne!
The same ...
I'm gonna put this upfront. You're gonna get photo bombed with the Egypt blogs. And if you're looking for an in-depth cultural immersion post on this one, you'll be disappointed. Egypt was entirely to appease my childhood history geek and see the ancient monuments. No trading chickens for a room this trip. Though a guy did try selling me chickens. So, after being several weeks back on the road, I finally forced myself to start writing again. A little hard after a little time ...
... for a different family member. Some buildings look like a bomb has ripped through it yet people are living in these places. The only sign that indicates life is the satellite dishes on the roof.
The roads are littered with rubbish as the government does not have the money to pay for rubbish collection. In upper class areas residents pay private contractors to remove the rubbish. ...
... a broad worship area that opens out to a massive courtyard with a bell-shaped wash area. Beyond that there’s another carpeted worship area. We sit down and Mohammed explains to us the 5 pillars of Islam. And as he does, the afternoon call to prayer rings out, echoing through the vast open areas of the mosque. It’s a profound moment.
We’re due to leave that night by train but the stories going around are 1. There’s protesters lying on the tracks.. ...
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