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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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Luke and I are nearing the end of our Egypt adventures, with a little over 24 hours left before heading south to Tanzania. We have spent the past two days exploring the desert, which proved to be much more interesting than it sounds. We flew from Luxor to Cairo on 1/14 and from there headed to the Bahariya Oasis, 5 hours west of Cairo in the middle of the Sahara Desert. The following day, we had a chance to see the few (underwhelming) ...
... The final of the Championship between Jenny Clarke and Judith Hanekom from South Africa began at 2pm and finished 5 hours later. It was the best of 5 games and was 2 all after 4 hours. It was neck and neck all the way to the 10th hoop and then Jenny put Judith through the 11th hoop which meant that Judith was first to the next hoop and she put her ball through. They both played amazing croquet and the NZers were proud of ...
... at the restaurant and went to go for a walk through the markets. When we'd just left, George came back with a policeman, and told us the policeman would be walking with us while we went through, for safety. That was strange, but its more to do with the fact that Egypt are relying on tourists coming back soon, and so they have a lot of security and policemen working to ensure nothing happens to foreigners, in the hope that tourism will pick up again. The markets were very ...
... the tombs did not have hieroglyphics until the 5th Dynasty (around 2300 BC)?
That Cairo was not the original capital city, it was Memphis?
The Pharaoh of Upper Egypt wore a white crown and that the Pharaoh of Lower Egypt wore a red crown?
That when the two kingdoms united the King wore a red and white crown?
The Egyptians were the first civilization to make paper (papyrus)?
The Egyptians were the first civilization to have a calendar?
... erected around the western face of the structure. These restorations are impressive but take away from the original building. Our guide, Osama, claims that as the years go by, the visitors are cheated from the historical value of the ruins and can't get a true feeling of the age of the remains. As he pointed out, the bottom step of Sakkara was refurbished and the upper steps are in their original state. Actual renovations are refacing the western side and, eventually, ...