Om Kolthoom Hotel & Tower

5 Sikkit Abu Al-Fida, Cairo, Egypt | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Cairo

Crossing the Nile

A travel blog entry by abwoodmansee

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We woke up bright and early this morning (no jet lag!) and after breakfast our group boarded a bus for Memphis. Along with us are a local guide who knows all the history, a driver who weaves our bus through the streets like he's on a motorcycle, a facilitator/translator who makes sure everything goes smoothly, and a bodyguard who's packing heat. They're all quite friendly and helpful.

On the drive down to Memphis, the birthplace of Moses, our local guide talked to ...

All eyes to the 30th

A travel blog entry by immyinegypt

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... having been blocked off to traffic by great cement breezeblocks and reels of barbed wire for the majority of the year, was stormed in mid April by a frenzied gang of balaclava-wearing youths brandishing blades to rid the Square of its tents and banners, and unblock the diversions for traffic to recommence it's old flow through the centre of town. Friends passing through the square at that time came away with a pocketful of fired blanks.

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What we came here for

A travel blog entry by heidi.buttercup

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... and surprisingly steep. You have to all but crawl down the long passage way barely wide enough for two, until you come to a hall way high enough to stand. Then there is another long narrow corridor until finally we enter the huge open space. Although there's nothing to do and nothing to look at, it doesn't take away from the fact that we were, actually.inside.a.pyramid. So awesome!!

Our final approach to the Pyramids was across ...

A long day traveling, starting with camels

A travel blog entry by prgeeves

... came up it gradually warmed up. Clear skies, stunning scenery and the slow loping pace of the amel. It was such a glorious experience. My camel kept stopping to eat. Obviously it was trying to eat its way across the entire desert. Al's camel was tied behind my so there were lots of sudden stops for her. After a while the guide ga e me the rope and from then on it was just me and Al in charge of the camels. It was very cool. ...

Day of the pyramids

A travel blog entry by prgeeves

... statue made from a single block of stone and was carved out of the quarry it sits in. In the viewing temple that sits below the great temple, slits had been cut in the roof that allowed sunlight to enter, bounce off the marble floor and strike the 24 statues of Khafran, illuminating their faces. An amazing feat given the technology available. After Giza we went to the papyrus museum where we learnt how to make papyrus but didn't learn how to avoid the high ...

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Location

This 4 star hotel, located in the بولاق area of Cairo, is near Alabaster Sphinx, Kom El-Dikka, Roman Amphitheatre, and Pompey's Pillar.
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