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“THE CITADEL” – Who can top that

A travel blog entry by munag


... are like Nefertiti” This had me cackling… 5 million camels?! “What am I going to do with 5 million camels” I said… He just smiled. It was time to escape from the Nubian man… As we tried to make our way into the mosque, he quickly remembered that he had another purpose and asked if we then wanted to buy any of his trinkets. We said no, and he let us be. But alas that wouldn't be the last time we saw ...

And the childhood sailor suit seemed bad?

A travel blog entry by immyinegypt

... oh no, no -- please not the General!). The portly, highly decorated army General is either unhesitatingly generous, or the whispers we've heard from Seif that people are charmed by us three curious foreign girls - the most Islamically dressed in the room - are actually true and he's impressed by our effort. I settle for the first as the beaming gent welcomes me profusely and spreading his arms wide invites the three of us to the wedding reception party, to ...

Raiders of the Lost Ark

A travel blog entry by funkymonk

... amount of ******** from people on the street. As I got near to the museum a guy walked alongside me and began explaining that it closes early on a Friday and that I should go to the Pyramids instead. "That's great, but I'm going to go and look for myself", I insisted politely. He made further repeated attempts to convince me that I should go to the Pyramids, presumably to use him as a tour guide, and only gave up when I continued in the direction of the museum. It happened twice more in ...

Saqqara Pyramids

A travel blog entry by luc.larocque


... seen what needs to be seen. After inquiring about a few other sites, he told us to pass on them mainly because the children would be bored. Tomorrow, on our last day, we will visit Cairo Tower on our own. It is not far from our hotel. Osama claims that we'll have a great view of the city and that the contrast between desert and vegetation due to the Nile is quite impressive. Even before climbing the tower, we've realized how the Nile is truly at the center of this city and country. ...

All that glitters is gold!

A travel blog entry by babamissesyou


... Mosques are never decorated with human forms or drawings, but are beautifully decorated with floral motifs, Arabic script, and geometric designs. Some of the motifs were stunning in their detail. We also went into the mosque of Mohammed Ali (1830 AD), also know as the Alabaster Mosque. They actually used both Christian and Jewish architects and designers for this mosque. The walls, pillars and floor were all alabaster, and it was so beautiful. ...

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