Swiss Inn Nile Hotel
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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. …
... give us a "gift" or place something in our hands. There were more men and boys trying to sell souvenirs, camel rides or donkey rides than tourists. What a shame!
Our first impression of the pyramids was quite simply, pure awe. The size of them is so impressive. We were definitely in the presence of something magnificent. When you stood next to it or were on the first few levels it was truly hard to comprehend how this structure was completely thousands ...
... road was a wonderful
introduction to the magnificent Pyramids – the short distance surprised me as
the Great Pyramids came into view in the distance after only a short travelling
time. We began at Dahshur (bent) and worked our way back towards Cairo via the
Saqqara (step) and of course the Giza pyramids and the Sphinx. The amount of
historical information and dates was overwhelming – I should have carried a
timeline of events ...
and preparing for the African adventure to come.
I eventually tore myself away from the
comfort of Cairo and joined the undesirable cities running the length of the
Nile. Since the revolution people say that the country is at a cross roads;
worse than it used to be, but will one day be greater than ever. Young men were
very unsettled and unpredictable. They faughtt in the street, not half ...
... but it is so sad to have such a beautiful day as we have had (20 degrees blue clear sky) and see so much poverty and filth. To me Cairo the city can be summed up by an old wrinkled woman we saw on the medium strip of a busy road, desperation. She stood there in a dirty pink Egyptian dress with a gummy grimace of someone with no top teeth both her hands held out, one for money one showing a palm sized stone. The threat was clear give me money or I will throw this ...
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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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