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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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... to ride - horse, camel or carriage. I decided no to go for the camel. based on past experiences from another rider, so the horse it was! Which ironically was named Buttercup (she was a grey one) and quite stubborn, never wanting to go the way she was suppose too, except coming back in, she decided to run. One rider went for the camel, and that was cool. The wind was brutal! It comes off and just whips right into you! The ground is not even, to make it even better! But ...
I will send this to the croquet people only as I have nothing else to report. Haven't told you that there is a big difference in the lawns at the 2 venues. The Federation lawns are great but the Gizera ones are pretty "hairy"...very uneven and difficult to place a ball. Wednesday.....first day of the knock out ...I played at 9 am and was not successful in continuing in ...
... and no sleep, so we wandered around for a short amount of time before meeting up out the front and heading out. Out the front we said goodbye to Nardeen who we wouldn't see again this trip, (but we have her on facebook at least!) and went back to the van. I got an extremely quick snooze in between this stop and the Khan Al-Khalili markets where we got off and went with George over to the stalls. We stopped at a restaurant to use the toilets, (which were disgusting) then ...
... share with you everything that he told us, A) because I don't remember a fraction of it and B) because this blog would be a novelette. So, I will try to share with you some of the main interesting points.
Did You Know... (and my answer prior to today was "no"):
That pre-history refers to history prior to written language?
There were 31 Pharaoh Dynasties (including possibly 10-12 pharaohs per dynasty)?
That the last Pharaoh Dynasty was Ptolemy ...
... Around these pyramids are a number of structures called “mastabas” (which means square stool in Arabic). The mastaba are the burial places for wives of pharaohs, family members and even government officials who desired to be buried close to the pharaoh to serve him in the afterlife.
After lunch, our nine Sunflowers head out - together for the first time - onto the Giza Plateau to visit the Pyramids of Mycerinus, Chefren and the Great ...