Odeon Palace Hotel

6 Abdel Hamid Said, Cairo, Egypt | Hotel
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Cairo, EGYPT

A travel blog entry by trina.manz

6

... The place was filled with great Egyptian scenes and hieroglyphics and they showed us how they soak and remove the pulp from the papyrus reeds to then squash the pulp together to make the paper. After a lot of deliberation we bought a really nice one that showed the scene judgement before the Egyptian gods to gain entry to the afterlife. Excellent souvenir!

Later that evening we had showers in the hotel and naps to prepare for our giant road trip to Luxor! ...

All eyes to the 30th

A travel blog entry by immyinegypt

6

... of a spirited anti-Muslim Brotherhood journalist and literature tutor of mine) between the Islamists and their opposition. Sure, tentative speculations are being made over every family dinner table and by every old gent puffing on his sheesha pipe on the roadside, but nobody feels able to predict at a time when the climate of political activity is so hard to read. Since the clashes and unrest of the winter gone by, things have been strangely quiet. ...

What we came here for

A travel blog entry by heidi.buttercup

14

... of your bag. With the expectation that everyone has an alterior motive, we have become guns at Arabic, or at least "la shakram", meaning "no thank you". Unfortunately it is usually coupled with a look of exhaustion and disinterest, but after more than a month of the constant hard sell it's hard to muster up even a smile.

There was an opportunity to enter inside a Pyramid, so we jumped at the chance. The entry way is dimly lit, ...

A long day traveling, starting with camels

A travel blog entry by prgeeves

The day started a 6am with a beautiful but cold morning we had a simple but yummy breakfast of omelette in flat bread and a cup of tea or four. Once the Germans got up we started packing and getting organised for a camel ride back to Wadi Rum village. Okla only just managed to wake up before we were ready to go. He had a biggish night I think. We got on the camels, the Germans were still not ready, so we set off without them. As ...

Day of the pyramids

A travel blog entry by prgeeves

... one but on a higher piece of ground so that when you looked at it from below, it was taller than the pyramid of Cheops. At this point we got to play Lawrence of Arabia and rode camels into the Sahara desert. Ali was particularly Bedouin in her command of the fuzzy beast. The guide took some great pictures of us. I even got to kiss my Bedouin princess whilst sitting on said fuzzy beast. After the giza pyramids we wandered down to visit the sphinx. The sphinx is ...

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