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The one place on my itinerary that concerned me in the slightest was Egypt. I was determined to see the pyramids on this round the world trip even against everyone's warnings. But not stupid I have been keeping a very close watch on the civil unrest and was pleased to see that things had calmed down substantially since the revolution in January. …
... through the city via loudspeakers, but back in the day the call was also made by voice from the minaret attached to each mosque. According to Islamic Learning Materials (http://islamiclearningmaterials.com/is lamic-call-to-prayer/), there was discussion as to the method of calling people to pray. Several alternatives were suggested, like a bell, or a trumpet, or a flag, but the prophet Muhammed rejected the ideas; preferring the calming vocal intonations that ...
... method and a total lack of archaeological evidence, ie they found the Pyramids, so where are the ramps? However they did it, it's awesome. Everyone has seen the Pyramids in pictures and sometimes these sorts of things don't play out as well in reality as the hype suggests but regardless of the big dirty city of Giza in the background, the Pyramids more than lived up to their hype. When you're standing next to one of them, leaning a hand on one of the huge stone blocks making up ...
... in our group than their own. Several confirm they are listening to Hala to practice their English. It is actually quite funny. No one gets offended and the kids are very friendly.
At the end of our visit, we walk back to our bus and proceed to the Khan El Khalili bazaar. As we leave the parking lot, a police car pulls in behind us and escorts us all the way to the bazaar. We see no problems but it is nice to know ...
... humus, they called tahini. The pictures tell the story. After eating overly spicy Indian cuisine for months, this was a welcome treat. We felt like a parched people returning from the desert to find abundant cool water. We lingered over the feast.
Now, That’s the Ticket
During lunch, I checked seat61.com which gave evidence that western tourists can take the 8 am train to Aswan. The site said one ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSwiss Inn Nile Hotel Giza
A local friend made the reservation for me. It was fine as far as service and cleanliness. I just would've prefered staying in different location. It is really in middle of nowhere.
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