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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.
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... we rode the elevator up it seemed that all the floors below were either completely abandoned or under a very poor renovation. All of them. I dropped my items off in my room, then went upstairs to the restaurant portion for a beer and some wifi. I headed out shortly after sunset for a nice dinner on the river. I walked around for a bit, but then decided it would be best just to go back to my hotel for an early ...
... through the city via loudspeakers, but back in the day the call was also made by voice from the minaret attached to each mosque. According to Islamic Learning Materials (http://islamiclearningmaterials.com/is lamic-call-to-prayer/), there was discussion as to the method of calling people to pray. Several alternatives were suggested, like a bell, or a trumpet, or a flag, but the prophet Muhammed rejected the ideas; preferring the calming vocal intonations that ...
... trying to dodge the traffic and people wheeling carts covered in rolls of carpet.
I found the park no problem but trying to find the entrance took a while. The road network is a bit of a mess along there and I ended up walking through bits of a car park I don't think I should have been in, past a couple of hypodermic needles on the ground and along a stretch of highway just to get inside the damn park.
What's inside is a stark contrast to the busy streets back outside ...
... take a bunch of cheesy ‘pick it’s nose’ type photos and then hassle for tips. Avoid them and you might manage to take in the beauty of the sight. Air pollution, wind and rain have eroded most of the facial features of the Sphinx but there’s an entertaining rumor floating around that Napoleon Bonaparte’s troops used it for target practice. Not true, we’re told.
We jump on the van and swing past a local roadside diner for ...
... dates to 2700 BC. This Pyramid is one of the oldest stone structures built by man. It was built entirely of limestone.
King Zoser was among the greatest kings of the third dynasty (2721-2780 BC). His Pyramid was designed and built by his great architect Imhotep. The Pyramid is built as a step Pyramid (60 meters high) and consists of 6 tiers built on top of each other. Each level is smaller than the one ...