Pharaohs Palace Hostel
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... they all blend in and kind of remind us sandcastle sculptures. They looked so unreal. Then as we drove close to the Nile. We saw how the other people live. All the houses were badly bricked construction and they all seemed to be growing and we thought that everyone was extending up. Mr Moustafa explained that as long as a house is unfinished they do not pay tax on it. That explains a lot. The driving...... Vietnam revisited. Creative use of ...
... bread with a side of pickled veggies. It costs about 0.50cents and is very, very filling. I mean two foul sandwiches will have you full for more than half of the day! I had foul on my first morning in Cairo and it was delicious. That plus a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, with apple and carrots….yumm! This breakfast of champions costs about $1US. We decided to have foul and fresh juice the next morning as well. However, this time around, Lena wanted to order ...
... Cleopatra, Tutankhamen and Nefertiti, then in the light it was Tutankhamen and his wife on a boat in the Nile with some lotus flowers. We thought that was extremely cool, so we ended up getting that, despite our groaning budget! Besides, when will we be in Egypt again?! The girls even wrote our names on it in hieroglyphics which looked extremely cool! When we were all done, we went back through some ridiculously crazy traffic to the hotel. We got back and the others ...
... tools, weapons, fishing and hunting gear, musical instruments, fans, canoptic jars, solar boats - including fishing and kitchen boats, models of daily life such as the granary and kitchen.
We paid extra money this time to see the mummies on display at the museum. The most notable for us were Ramses II, Hatshepsut and Memnon.
We also revisited some of the treasures found in Tutankamun's tomb.
- Trash & poop in streets
- Noise pollution including the incessant honking of horns
- Crazy bus drivers (drivers in general also)
- Overcrowded second class trains
- Being lost and getting run-around
- The ambiguous head wiggle (Still don't have clue what it means.)
- Inevitably loose or broken toilet seats
- hot ...