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... the money was found though! I rang the owner Ahmed, explained the situation and how displeased I was about the phone call from his accounts department, especially since the problem with the money transfer was at his end, not ours. He apologised and assured me that the driver would be waiting for us the next morning to get us to our flight to Aswan. Relieved, Dane and I headed to the pool bar. We ordered some drinks and some sheesha and relaxed for the afternoon knowing that all was ...
... soon as I stepped out of the hotel gate people left and right started offering me things. Camel rides, taxis, horse carriages, you name it. I told them goodmorning and kept walking. The guy at the ticket office tried the oldest trick in the book, by telling me he had no change. I smiled and kept waiting for my change, which he eventually, grumpily, handed over. When I tried to walk to the gate, I was nearly dragged through a security building by my hair. ...
... chance to enter one of the tunnels in the Pyramid of Khafre. From Will's description though, it sounded entirely too claustrophobic for me, so I gave that one a miss!
We took a heap more photos of the pyramids, and tried to avoid the locals who tried to tell us how to pose and then expect money for their trouble. Most important rule for visiting Egypt - nothing is for free! Then it was back on the bus for the short hop down to the Sphinx, where we had some more ...
... he dropped in the dusty street and put them back on the tray. Around me men are calling us over to look at what they are selling as a few women covered from head to toe in cloth walk by. it all makes me feel as if I have stepped back into time and into the movie Prince of Persia............ Jet lag is setting in and we are heading back to the hotel. Tonight we will wake up at 1am wide awake and unable to go back to sleep until 4:30am... Jet lag ...
... only heard about but not seen up till now.
Whereas metro stations, walls and gates in Cairo are sprayed with the slogan
‘Say no to the new constitution’, reflecting the fairly unanimous informed
opinion of educated Cairenes, we’d heard that the Brotherhood’s support comes
from rural towns and hamlets of less informed and more conservative
circumstance, and it would seem DaHshour is one of them. Big banners across ...