Staybridge Suites Cairo-Citystars
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... the money was found though! I rang the owner Ahmed, explained the situation and how displeased I was about the phone call from his accounts department, especially since the problem with the money transfer was at his end, not ours. He apologised and assured me that the driver would be waiting for us the next morning to get us to our flight to Aswan. Relieved, Dane and I headed to the pool bar. We ordered some drinks and some sheesha and relaxed for the afternoon knowing that all was ...
... a sandbox at the cost of a few hundred dollars, I think I'll have done ok. The next stop was Philae, an island with a temple complex. And, of course, after buying the ticket and heading to the dock, you need to barter with the boatmen, as the ticket doesn't include transportation. Which neither the tour operator or the ticket counter bother to let you know. But, as long as your always willing to walk away, you have the power in the negotiation and we got a decent price. From Aswan I was off to ...
... seemed a bit excessive, so I had kindly declined his offer. I know you're supposed to haggle with the Egyptians, but I find it an awkward business. And the experience so far had been pleasant and I didn't want to ruin that positive feeling. So I decided, I was going to try and see the pyramids myself. It was only a short walk from the hotel. So after breakfast I put on a hat and some sunglasses, and the earbuds of my mp3 player, and off I went. Of ...
... silver and gold. It has five representations: a needle to stitch earth and heaven together (to return from the hereafter), a light house (reflect sun and moon), a landmark, a sundial to tell time, and a sign of fertility (think about it...).
Two plants are represented on the pillars: the lotus (south or scent that feeds the soul) and the papyrus (north or writing because you forget, i.e. the mind) represent the garden of creation. As you moved through the ...
... stopping in Egypt on the way to Dubai;
Kristal, yet another Aussie who was stopping in Egypt before heading down to Ghana to do some volunteer teaching;
Miho and Kasumi, two Japanese friends who had also been in Southeast Asia before coming to Egypt;
and Brendan, our third roommate, a Brit who decided to escape the English weather for a bit!
With the larger tours you often find that people form 'cliques', but our group was ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility