TripAdvisor Reviews Three Pyramids Cairo
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... After picking up a few items, we stopped in a 600 year old hookah lounge/coffee shop where we could relax and just watch life go by. Despite being inundated by roving salespeople hawking their wares and an aggressive shoe shiner, the simple pleasure of just watching daily life in a very foreign place was a great experience, as is often the case on our trips.
The next day began with a visit to the famous Egyptian ...
... was beautiful, ornately decorated with ivory and marble and elaborate stained glass windows. We then saw another church, built on the crypt where Mary, Joseph, and Jesus supposedly spent a week in hiding while on Egypt. That was pretty much Coptic Cairo in a nutshell. From there, we drove to Islamic Cairo, which proved to be an interesting mix of the old and new. We saw the oldest Mosque in Africa, the Amr ibn al Aas mosque, as well as one the ...
... s Africa! I am going to be washing sand out of hair for days when I return home! The Pyramids, and the Sphinx! Wow! just wow! I always thought the sphinx was bigger, but nether less amazing to see. The pyramids! Words can't describe! Just unbelievable! We decided to see the 4000 year old boat, kinda sketchy but well worth it. Amazing that that was built, dismantled over 4000 years ago. It took them 22 years to rebuild it. It was under 41, 18 tonne stones! in 13 ...
... me only the warmest hospitality, even though they're refugees. They're also thoroughly puzzled as to why I'm reading the Quran even though I'm not Muslim (I hate to tell them I'm reading the bible too). I've also taught their sons some Israeli Krav Maga, which seems a bit twisted. Also went to the Coptic part of cairo, which is my favorite place in cairo. No one hustled me and were quite friendly. The Coptic museum was also the best organized and ...
... or sits inside the museum. Tough it's extremely bad for the the Egyptian economy and the people working in tourism, as a tourist it's a great time in Egypt right now. Other than me and Jacob, I so one European family, about 3 tourists from Asia, and everyone else were Egyptian sight seers. This would be the same pattern at all the other tourist sights as well. After the pyramids, we gave Hosny a small tip (he didn't charge us anything) and he invited us to his house for ...
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