Moevenpick Hotel & Casino Cairo-Media City
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... person, so good it is local Egyptian price. Only about 30 minutes we got off at the Giza square and then again were told to transfer to a local minibus, normally only 1LE but the driver charged us for 3 LE/ person. After all the bus trip and transfer, we were so exhausted and slept hours in our hotel, Pyramid View Inn. We called the hotel one day in advance to bargain for the price. It is always easier ...
... of course :(
Later in the day, we were introduced to the son of the school's founder. From the country of Lebanon, Walid Abushakra, attended the American University in Beirut and has authored multiple math textbooks. During his life, he has set up many schools throughout the Middle East. His son, now a lawyer, educated in the US, is deeply involved in making sure the schools run smoothly and the teachers and other staff are treated with respect. ...
... were changed. As we neared Dahab the new driver asked for more money, insisting the other driver has no idea how far it was – and added that it was a further 30km. We refused and asked him to call the previous driver. He wouldn’t. At this point we were in the town of Dahab and had passed several hotels on Blue Hole Road. He continued his relentless insistence for more payment as he drove, and not more than 2km later we spotted our hotel. Even as ...
... the depth of his knowledge, the visuals would have been largely pointless. You don't just need to know that it's a Pyramid, you need to know why it's a Pyramid. That's where the magic lies.
We studied this back in primary school and I remember it being a rare case of a subject matter that I found interesting, way more than the Battle of Hastings (no offence England, but ancient Egypt is cooler). Twenty-something years later and there I was, hearing all those stories again but ...
... their lives normally. Except for one guy, who grimaced when we told him we were Americans, most Egyptians we met seemed to be pro-American but anti-Israel (and anti-Morsi for that matter).
Stuff can happen anywhere. We were tricked by grifters and hassled for baksheesh. But at no time did we feel physically threatened. We would call Egypt’s well-trodden tourist track 'safe’. But still we recommend ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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