Novotel Cairo 6th Of October
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... our way towards the Red Sea. Don't absolutely know the route they will take us to the Pyramids, or exactly where they will let us camp for the night - all will be revealed when we see the 'Finish' flag put out where the truck has been allowed to stop for us to camp. This cold miserable weather is expected to last another few days yet....... Loads of people haven't really brought the clothes for this prolonged cold spell - including me.....
Then time to ...
... the surprisingly refreshing swelter of the day.
The last pyramid in the set is the smallest and most unfortunate, originally to be covered in an impressive face of red granite apparently funds ran out and it was left unfinished however some of the original granite does remain.Our view of the last pyramid was the cliché but very popular plateau from which you get to see all three in line. This provided ample opportunity for additions to the photo album.Last stop on the ...
... my short jaunt back in the US, I boarded my flight from Boston to London and from there my (delayed, of course) connection to Cairo. I arranged a pick-up through the hostel, as I was supposed to land around midnight and didn't feel like dealing with the taxi mafia after a transcontinental flight. And with the delay, good thing. I got settled into my room and had my grand plans of what I would do the next day...which came to naught as I woke up at 2pm. So, no sight seeing or ...
... departments; during the revolution of 1952 a budget separate from other offices was given to the post. By 1999 the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology was handed the postal service.
In January of 2011, however, when the current Revolution started, the postal service dismissed all non-essential personnel and mail basically stopped. Up to that time, the Egyptian Post was the most sophisticated system in the Middle East, employing ...
... that goes with doing something independently. Had we gone it alone not only would we have learned nothing from the sites, but we would have been ripped off by cab drivers at every turn. Stop being a pratt and take the damn tour.
None of this is a statement against Egypt at all - it's the same in most other places in the developing world. Sometimes you can go it alone and it'll be fine but sometimes an offer of something all-inclusive is better value and worth taking.