Sheraton Dreamland Hotel & Conference Center
Travel Blogs from Giza
... tired of staying at airbnb places where the owner is on premise. Unlike ourselves, these hosts are only there to make a buck, not for a cultural exchange and making new friends. We’re checking into a hostel in Cairo tomorrow for the remaining 6 days of our trip in the hope that if an establishment is run by staff, no one will have a direct monetary gain from inflicting inhospitable pain.
We came to Giza for the pyramids. They were definitely a ...
... scientists for thousands of years, I found it underwhelming. Made from an outcrop of stone left behind from the quarrying for the Great Pyramid, it has been buried by desert sands, excavated and repaired many times. The body of the Sphinx is almost 60 metres long and 20 metres high. It was known as 'Abu Hol' or Father of Terror to the Arabic people. We don't know who first built the statue - this is one of the mysteries of the ...
Beth and I are up early and head straight to the Khan el Khalili Dining Room for breakfast. The entire spread is fantastic. The Egyptian orange slices and the hibiscus juice are simply exceptional.
Our itinerary calls for a morning of rest but we choose to take the optional tour to Dahshur instead. First we meet our tour guide, Hala Mahmoud. Our initial impression of Hala is very positive. She has a charismatic personality that is magnetic. In addition, ...
... doesn't stop... This is Cairo on a good day! Moustafah is driving us to our hotel. The cars are so close together... It is a two lane street, but three rows of cars pushed through. Our windows are down and ever so often, someone will stick their head in our window and say with a big smile "welcome to Cairo!" as they drive by on their scooter. It seems that "welcome to Cairo" is the three english words that everyone knows. How do I ...
... pyramids in Giza, and now there are just 9 remaining. Then we went to see them!!! The first, the biggest of the 3 you have seen in textbooks, is the pyramid of Cheops, which took 20 years to build using blocks weighing from 1 – 15 tons, there are 2,350,000 blocks on this one. It once stood at 465 feet high, and due to erosion and sand storms it stands at 455 feet high today. If you see a modern picture of it, you will notice what ...
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