Sofitel Cairo Maadi Towers
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"What does it mean to live in the present? Is it a good idea?" I think that live in the present moment is the safest way to live. Taking each minute one step at a time. The future and past are always results of what happens in the present moment. So many people spend their time thinking about how much fun last year was, or about something far in the future. It has not relation to what really happening RIGHT NOW. Which, is the only important thing at the moment, that's why it's ...
... statuettes that seemed unique to us such as a mongoose or ichneumon, a crocodile body with a falcon head.
We also saw some images of Bes who may be the interesting character that we saw a Philae Temple. Bill found an interesting article about him: http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/201306 19-how-the-devil-got-his-looks
We also roamed through rooms that had papyrus, ostraca - practice drawings or plans ...
... to keep the sellers in line.
We returned to the hotel we started our Egypt tour. The sky was blue today compared to the beginning of our trip when Cairo was covered in a dust storm so I decided to visit the pyramids one last time and take some more photos with a blue sky as a backdrop.
The pyramids were just as amazing the second time around and a blue, clear sky made my ...
... a ride and soon become one with the horrendous Cairo traffic.
‘Welcome to Cairo’ says our driver.
It takes us close to an hour to fight through to Giza, on the east bank on the Nile. The winding back streets in Giza are a quiet retreat from the noise and dust of the rest of the city. Those lego block houses from above don’t retain much further personality and add now the relentless dust and filth from the streets in a generous coating to ...
... structure a few steps from a road and any magic it once held was ruined by the rusting fence built firmly around it. I was glad I’d found the pyramids as exciting as I did as the Sphinx was quite a letdown.
As we rounded the corner of the Sphinx I saw the first tourists I’d seen all day. There was a small path that ended near the Sphinx with stalls and salespeople lining the edges. At the front of the path was a large white tour bus where a large ...