Travel Blogs from Cairo
... in the room that didn't tear up. Just watching the actual connection of the child to its mother was so amazing. Now I understand why my mom looks at me in that strange way she does if I ask her if she really loves me The transformation of the growing egg, and how it became a lizard-like thing that developed arms, and eyes, toes, fingers, hair, teeth, nostrils etc. It was just breath ...
The flight with Egypt Air was pleasant (real cutlery! And was it just me or were the seats bigger?) and seemed to pass quickly, even though I didn't have my own little tv screen to occupy myself with. So I watched the safety video at the main screen instead. It started off with what could only have been a prayer, after which two pretty ladies explained proceedings in a very hip production filled with fancy special and sound effects.
When that was over ...
... the bay, just 25 miles away, he marks out one by one: 'Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia'.
Whaaaat??! The passengers chuckle to themselves at my sufficiently spirited reaction.
All four countries coming to a point around this bay, they stand like a great amphitheatre looking down onto the water. As the sun slips down behind the mountains, the coasts of the three countries opposite us dim to a hazy grey-blue across the silent silver water. They seem so near ...
... Pyramid of Khafre (Chephren) and the Pyramid of Menkaure (Mycerinus). From a distance Khafre's pyramid looks larger than Khufu's, but it is simply built on higher ground. When they were built they were covered in gleaming white limestone - now most of the casing stones have been removed but you can still see some on the apex of Khafre's pyramid. I stand by my earlier statement in that Abu Simbel was a more fantastic experience, but the ...
... even the people.
Our first glimpse of the Great Pyramid is that of a giant, (certainly well beyond my expectations of size), orange shadow. There’s two more pyramids in there behind it somewhere but they’re hidden from view by the curtains of dust. We step outside the van and even the air is cold at the absence of the sun. Grit gets in your every exposed orifice and powders your hair in a fine coating making it feel like straw or a horse-tail.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsIsis Hotel Cairo
As there is a revolution going on at the moment, I am getting a great deal! Nicest room in the place. Complimentary tanks under my window! Thus far they have treated me very well.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.