Travel Blogs from Cairo
Our flight to Cairo was at at 6am. Because it was an international flight, you have to be at the airport at least 2 hours early and because we were staying quite a distance from the airport, we had to get up before 3am. Not my favourite time to rise but a small price to pay for adventuring the globe! There is quite a lot of civil unrest in Egypt at …
... first misconception that I’d like to clear up right off the bat – despite what CNN is telling you, Egypt is perfectly safe to travel to (I mean, trouble can visit any part of the world in this day and age – 911, anyone? But no one has stopped visiting Manhattan.) Never was there a single moment where I did not feel safe and secure throughout my entire 10 days spent in Egypt. As our driver noted on our way from the airport into Cairo, it’s been fairly ...
... spoke the language, haggled hard with a few taxi drivers to get a good price, but the taxi driver had the last laugh when he pulled over and took another passenger, so there 5 plus a baby crammed into the car. Nevertheless we all arrived safely, not to any house, but a rather luxurious house for Ethiopian standards, in a gated diplomatic community.
So I ended up swanning around the comfortable loungeroom playing with the baby Declan, going shopping in the marketplace ...
... people to jump in and out. People cross the road wherever they can. Kids play on the road in between the traffic.
Buildings in Cairo are left unfinished on the outside because it reduces taxes the people have to pay the government. The more attractive a residence, the higher the taxes. Families add additional floors to their buildings as each child gets married. Each ...
... building tax until the building is completed.. so all over you will find buildings that are not finished’
And he’s right. Typically there’s re-enforcement steel protruding from concrete pillars on buildings with the apartments directly under them occupied and lived in. It became a regular sight once pointed out.
We get to the mosque, remove our shoes and the girls are given green cloaks to wear. They look like forest elves. ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Three Pyramids Cairo
Other places to stay in Cairo
وسط البلد, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $108
- Wouldn't have changed a thing
- Shame about the AirConditioning
- Good hotel, lousy food
باب البحر, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $202
- Un hotel con mucho ruido, mal ubicado para turistas
- Excellent hotel
- Ups and Downs
وسط البلد, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $111
- Very good choice
- Mixed, but mostly positive feelings
- Club services not up to scratch
Al Uruba, Heliopolis, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $120
قصر الدبر, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $102
- I was disappointed.
- Great Views,Poor serivce in reception
- Central and comfortable
وسط البلد, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $138
زمالك, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $169
- Loved this place !!!
- Value for money but rooms desperately need renovation
- Great week
Ring Road- Mirage City, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $175
- Great Hotel
- Nice hotel, shame about the location
- Fabulus service.
3 El Thawra Council St Zamalek, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $148
- Loved the Sofitel El Gezirah
- Me encantó el Sofitel El Gezirah
- J'ai adoré le Sofitel El Gezirah
65 Abd El Hamid Badawi st, Heliopolis, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $85
- Family friendly
- Accueillant pour les familles
- Nice hotel with good customer service
60 Giza Street, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $66
- There are better hotels in Cairo
- Enjoyed Pyramisa Immensely
- Just okay
1, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $278
- Calm and Elegant
- Pure Luxury.
- Great Cairo Hotel
51, Al Orouba Street, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $77
- Mi č davvero piaciuto
- Simply loved it
بولاق, Cairo | 4 star hotel
- Great value & Superb location
- Poor show!
- Helpful and friendly staff throughout
1115 Cornish El Nile, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $101
- Cairo Landmark
- Bad sevice Corrupt staff
- Very Helpful Staff
يلهاماشيجي, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $116
Abdel Hamid Badawi Street Extension, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $97
3 El Tayaran Street, Nasr City, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $70
Emtedad Makram Obeid Street, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $147
El Shaheed Sayed Zakaria Street, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $171
PO Box 8 Cairo Airport, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $65
وسط البلد, Cairo | 5 star hotelfrom $162
Ext. 26th of July St., Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $87
300 Pyramdis Road, Cairo | 3 star hotelfrom $55
زمالك, Cairo | 3 star hotelfrom $75
- Great value for money - loved the Golden Tulip Hotel
- Very good hotel
- Good location
3 Saraya El Gezira street Zamalek, Cairo | 4 star hotelfrom $79