Sofitel Cairo Maadi Towers
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Airport Transportation
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Minbar in room
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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... of stories from lots of people about how bad the hawkers at the pyramids would be so I'd geared myself up to be ready for them ... but to my delightful surprise, they were very few and far between, and the ones I encountered were all pretty reasonable to deal with, not that I bought anything!
Next, we stopped nearby for an authentic Egyptian lunch (30 cents for a pita bread sandwich!) & then continued on to the museum.
... to fully get the right perspective of the pyramids, it ought to be done via camel back. These guys are TALL! We went on a thirty minute tour around the back, got some epic pictures and had a blast riding the ships of the desert. The kids loved every minute of it, and after my fears (see the donkey post) subsided, I had a great time as well. Linda ate it up, and spent most of the morning in complete awe. On to the Sphinx, were we got reasonably close, ...
... and started to spit when he spoke! As usual a couple of salesmen offered David a few hundred camels (do they think we haven't heard that joke before? lol). We had to sit for a rest a couple of times and liked to just sit and people watch but unfortunately we became the watchees rather than the watchors! We had students coming up to us to take our photo...David thinks this is like some kind of uni game or something...where ...
... a mountain passage overlooking the desert floor dotted by multiple rock outcroppings (see pic below). As a quick side note, Agabat means "wonders" but people often call this area Akabat ("difficult") because this area is so hard to drive in (which we found to be true). While these sites were amazing, the most incredible part of the day was getting to see the white desert. The landscape of the white desert is difficult to describe, but ...
... There are no language barriers, travelling and cycling in these areas is similar in experience to what you are used to;
2=Somewhat familiar, Some language and cultural differences create minor communication problems. Signs and directions can be more challenging;
3=Unfamiliar, Language and Culture will be noticeably different, ease with which you order food, ask directions and communicate will be reduced significantly;