Pharaoh Egypt Hotel
Travel Blogs from Cairo
Learned at 5 am that when in the Middle East one should always wear ear plugs owing to the call to prayer (very loud if anywhere within ear shot of a mosque - and everywhere is!).
The Traffic in Cairo is an experience == no respect for lanes, stop signs, lights, pedestrians, police. Drive at full speed, honk horn, don't look - this is how they …
Getting some pics from Egypt out so you can catch up to the trip from about 2 months ago. Hard to believe I was even here a couple of months ago. Seems worlds away and like a different life I lived before.
Nonetheless, all great stuff. Makes me smile every time i riffle through my pics. Will try to get through Egypt and then on to Africa!
So it is Wednesday the 20th of May a bright sunny day in Edinburgh (rare I know) and we are on our way to the airport. Got a lift from Stuart at work (thanks pal), bags checked all the way through to Cairo and we are on our way. After a brief stop-over in Heathrow we arrive in Cairo at 12:40am on the 21st. Being a bit weary after our long transit …
27/01 - We are off to Egypt today, yay!! We had a short stop in Amman, Jordan then arrived in Cairo at about 9:30pm. Our night went downhill pretty fast when we realised that John had left his backpack in the taxi which had in it all of our travel docs, postcards & souvenirs & the WEDDING BANDS along with the receipts & certificates …
As part of our compensation packet from Hamis Travel Services, we had received a discount on a hotel and had chosen Pharaoh's Hotel, a 3 -star hotel, because of their brochure. Somehow I have never gotten the hang of advertising and was surprised to find that our room did not have a lovely balcony and that the hotel was inconveniently located far …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center