Travel Blogs from Cairo
... surprised with a power outage which lasted several hours and kept us out of our room because of electronic locks. We solved this problem by being as westernized as possible; we went to Starbucks, bought the most expensive latte to share and plugged in the laptop to watch movies for an hour or so. If you’re wondering why we didn’t go for a couple cocktails somewhere, it’s because drinks were easily 2-3 times more expensive than in previous countries so we decided ...
... month and I hope to see many of my kids participate. We also talked about what peace means and if it was really necessary to fight or wage war. They, like kids all over the world, were sensitive to the plight of those affected by war; their own country in turmoil.
I watched a video the other day, and a mystic from India made the statement that if 25 of the top leaders would change their mental state by one percent - just one percent, he believed we could ...
Here are some commonalities of Egyptian temples and the ancient beliefs:
The temples were constructed on sacred sites. They were the homes of the gods where daily rituals were performed. The pharaohs were intermediaries between gods and humans, or high priests. All temples are laid out the same way and are located on the east side of the Nile (life).
The main gate represents three things: Egypt as the East and West Bank and the Nile in between, ...
... for the duration of the tour. Will's a great guy, and definitely one of the best tour guides I've ever had! We had a couple of issues during the tour, but he handled them all brilliantly. I don't know how he does it, leading a bunch of (mostly) clueless tourists around a country as complex as Egypt! Lathem and I were staying in a triple room, but our third roommate hadn't arrived yet, so we settled in, put the aircon on and chatted for a while.
... Unable to tell whether we’ll see
our passports again or be told to come back later or another day or not be told
anything at all, we stand in solidarity with our surrounding inmates as the
absurdly inefficient calling names of renewed passport-holders commences, shouted
out inaudible above the hubbub. If the owner is present at this arbitrary
time/heard his name and could be distinguished from the other seven Mohammed’s