Travel Blogs from Cairo
... The weather has been in the 70s, overcast, and absolutely perfect. I'm enjoying it while I can before it gets so hot I can't function The past 48 hours have been a whirlwind of emotions ranging from excitement to asking myself why on earth I moved to Egypt of all places To work for a BAGEL company... I mean really Egypt? Bagels? Masters degree? Though I am going to do more than toast bagels ...
... Islamic wedding?? With only the vague wardrobe guidance of a male friend to go on - about the only thing between our countries of no cultural differentiation, sorry lads - and nightmares of the affluent guests who will grace us with their presence, we spend the week of the ceremony deliberating, leave lessons early the day of the service, and spend an uproarious half hour pinning each other into hideous headscarf affairs before eventually waddling out of Lucie ...
... white cardboard. "What, like that guy there?" I asked with a heavy dose of sarcasm. He gave up and buggered off. It was to be the format of many a conversation over the course of the next week.
Having been all over Asia it takes some truly bad driving to get my attention, but Cairo in the early hours of the morning managed it. What I saw rivals all the other places I've seen for 'free-for-all' traffic patterns. There are white lines marking out these things we normally refer to ...
... erected around the western face of the structure. These restorations are impressive but take away from the original building. Our guide, Osama, claims that as the years go by, the visitors are cheated from the historical value of the ruins and can't get a true feeling of the age of the remains. As he pointed out, the bottom step of Sakkara was refurbished and the upper steps are in their original state. Actual renovations are refacing the western side and, eventually, ...
... offerings, and still hold quite a bit of the red and black color used to paint them. I was totally awed and speechless. (no cameras allowed in these two places)
And that ,my friends, is the end of the trip. What better note to end on?!?!?!?! After this fantabulous day, it is time to go home. We leave the hotel at 11 pm for our 3 am flight to Frankfurt, then on to LAX. Can’t wait to share my 1000 photos with you when I get home ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsSeminaris Intercontinental Cairo
The hotel was a bit barren when we stayed (at Christmas), but the service was great, and we couldn't beat the location ( near Tahrir Square). The Nile view was wonderful. It was quiet and clean. We were dissapointed with the Club service - breakfast and the evening happy hour were rather spartan - though this could have been because the hotel was at about 1/20th of capacity.
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TripAdvisor Reviews Seminaris Intercontinental Cairo
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