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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 headed out to a restaurant around the corner for our first Egyptian dinner together. It was pretty amazing lots of little meza dishes before our actual meals came. You could seriously just not order a main and eat the starters they brought out. We had an early night and headed back not long after dinner finished and headed straight back to bed ready for our start the next day. Our first day of the tour we left the hotel at 8am and headed to the Giza Plateau to see the ...
... very well. The lighting was not very flattering, there was no air conditioning, and the pieces felt that they were placed in groupings without thought. Some of the best pieces were of King Tut's tomb. They included four cases each one smaller than the one before until the actual tomb of King Tut was found inside. They had all his jewels, bandages, gold crown and pieces on display. Finally, for an extra price we could visit the mummy rooms. There were two rooms, each ...
... road was crammed with cars going in all directions. One has to be very brave to drive the streets of Cairo, that much was clear. But the real heroes were the boy on the bicycle cleverly weaving his way through the jumble of cars and vans, and the guy riding along the highway on the roof of a truck. The construction boom was also clearly visible in the day time, confirming that the Egyptian people are industrious builders, just like their ancestors. On ...
The tombs were designed with some common elements and had several stories repeated on the walls:
Tombs were the land of invisibility and awakening or return. That's why the tombs (their house of eternity) were all located on the West Bank. Egyptians loved their bodies and wanted to return to their own bodies in the hereafter, that is why they had mummification.
... only 10 of us plus Will) that we all got on spectacularly. The meeting was a mix of info about the trip and getting to know each other. The itinerary for the trip is roughly as follows:
Day 1: Arrival day and group meeting
Day 2: Cairo Museum and Pyramids at Giza, board overnight train to Aswan
Day 3: Arrive Aswan, visit Philae Temple and Nubian Village
Day 4: Abu Simbel temples, board our felucca and start sailing down the ...