Qasr El Bawity Hotel
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... dry ice, this much; a slightly less posh type of chair, this much; no disco ball. I realise I'm craving the space for originality, the splash of colour and warmth of personal touch. Many a time I've seen the area in front of a shop on the street or 'ahuwa' coffee houses adorned with awnings of the vibrantly patterned red, blue and gold traditional fabric, held up tent poles entwined with strings of lights, and chairs to seat a great crowd still laid out: the remains of ...
... to see the pyramids. They are about a ten minute walk from the hotel, so we decided to stroll over. When we got there we were immediately asked by everyone if we wanted a tour, a camel, a horse, some Egyptian whiskey (which I'm still not sure if it is actually mint tea like they say or straight whiskey). We decided to go with one guide named Abdullah who seemed like a good guy but who can really tell. We sat in a little two person buggy ...
... of the globe. We swerve to avoid an elderly gent in a traditional 'galabiya' robe pulling his cart across the street as our driver continues his lecture in thick Mansoura accent. Oxford… how surreal.
At the bus station, we clamber aboard a creaky coach and are soon heading out of the centre towards the limits of the city as the darks lifts and the buildings and streets begin to glow that early morning cold blue. The coach makes its final stop before we ...
... from the
building knowing it’s already impossible for me to be on time for a band
rehearsal scheduled for 7pm. My second class finishes at 7.15 and I am running
through the streets again to leap into the car of keys player and friend Seif
and speed straight over to the studios and practice. For all the mad too-ing
and fro-ing it’s caused, the actual rehearsal is brilliant. The band readily absorb
me into the group, patiently wait for ...
... the Stepped pyramid is the Pyramid of Teti, built much later and full of hyroglyphics. We went in to this one which had a relatively short passage and a few small chambers and a sarcophagus. They can't take the sarcophagus out of most pyramids as the entrances are too small. The solid rock sarcophagus was put in place during the building process and the pyramid built around it!
The Red Pyramid and the Bent Pyramid at Dashur were built after ...