Pharaoh Egypt Hotel
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... facility. There was horse racing one day, the golf course is adjacent to one croquet club, there are restaurants, cafés, gyms, and yesterday's manager told me there are 60,000 members who can participate in any of the sports etc.. It is very busy and we had a lot of trouble getting entry until we got our passes. Now the guards are very friendly as they have got to know us with our mallets. We are in the better part of Cairo and I was quite happy to walk home on my own ...
I woke up at 7:45 this morning only because I needed the toilet, and realised we never got our 7:30 wake up call!! So I woke Darren and we got up, packed and went downstairs for breakfast. Breakfast was a very disappointing mix of meats, cheeses, stale bread, stale cereal and too-strong black tea. When we told Ramzy about our lack of wake up call, he went and asked reception, and apparently they said our phone didn't work and the bellman was just about to go wake us up! At 8! ...
... I found that it was so interesting because there were artifacts strewn about the area that you can walk up to, touch and photograph at your leisure.
We then travelled nearby to Saqqara. It is estimated that only 1/3 of the site has been uncovered to date, so there is still a lot of uncovered treasure to be found! The pyramid at Saqqara is dated back to 2650 BC. This pyramid was the first one made of stone with 6 Mastabas on top of one another (structure in ...
... other transport merge and go around daring pedestrians, here, in Egypt, they won’t even slow down. They'll bowl you over.
We made it to the museum in one piece. Here a mind boggling collection of treasures found buried in the different tombs and temples are on display (no cameras allowed). We systematically made our way through the two floors and many rooms containing coffins, tools, stools, masks, ancient ...
... the stairs that Jesus had walked up and down. WOW!!!
The Ben Ezra synagogue was equally awesome. It was similar in many respects to the Coptic church but without the images of Jesus everywhere. The altar was also in a different spot and was sloped away from the centre (to let the blood drain away during sacrifices).
On return from our tour it was time to eat, rest and prepare ourselves for our day in Alexandria ...