Tiba Pyramids Hotel
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Sorry we haven't updated for a while but we've been a bit short on time and Internet access. They say a picture tells a thousand words, so for now we're just posting some pictures!
... here. There are only 2 metro lines in the whole of Cairo and I know them both. I’ll be ready next time.
Now late for work and going on vague directions that google maps couldn’t find in transliteration, I soon forget the paper-related humiliation. By huff or by scruff I find the street. A lorry goes past on the deserted road, kicking up dust, and then out of nowhere appears the agent in black suit and black shades.
What am I doing?
... culprits. Afterwards, as swinging by the shops on the way home can never be simple if you're alone, inevitably I pick up a little flip-flopped friend and spend the next 30 minutes trying not to let my smirks give me away through my blank-faced mask, as the comical 'flipflop... flipflop...' follows me all the way home. Even quiet days are never dull.
It's the weekend again :) and newly equipped with ...
... to see, his beard is in the French museum and his nose I think they said was in the English museum.. Far away from the body!
Lunch was a typical Egyptian meal, with roasted eggplant and lentils and tahini for starters with pita bread, a kebab, a typical type of Egyptian boerewors and some veggies and chips for mains and then grapes and a guava for pudding. To get to the restaurant we drove along side a canal, water that comes from the Nile. It was disgusting, ...
... turned up in Egypt with nothing and no plans.
About half an hour later I was ushered inside by Ahmed’s mother – Mrs Mostafa who found me a chair at the table and gestured for me to sit before starting to place tray after tray of food in front of me. Watching her cut half a lasagne up for me I looked on in horror and only felt a little relief when I saw that the rest of the family was intending on joining us and I didn’t need to try and eat everything ...