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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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Althoguh we were sad to leave the Dolphin (our boat), we were more than happy with our upgrade from 4 to 5 stars on the Isis island hotel, which had a pool bigger than our house block, it was amazing. It was the first time however that the downfall in tourism really hit home to us, a massive resort with only us and 1 or 2 other guests.... After …
... points and into the highway. Sherif was quite a young guy and it was interesting to listen to his opinion of the current political state of Egypt. He was quite eager to impart the message that Egypt is on the road to recovery and that we should tell everyone to visit! The current strife has had a major affect on their tourism income.
The roads were much better than yesterday, less checkpoints, and we seemed to be making really good time. The journey was not as interesting ...
Today we visited the famous Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic figure of the Sphinx. The Keops Pyramid was considered by the Greeks to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The pyramids are certainly an architectural wonder with their 2 and a 1/2 to 30 ton blocks of stone all fitting perfectly to form such a structure. It is still a bit of a mystery as to how they managed to raise those blocks to such a height. The area ...
... spoke the language, haggled hard with a few taxi drivers to get a good price, but the taxi driver had the last laugh when he pulled over and took another passenger, so there 5 plus a baby crammed into the car. Nevertheless we all arrived safely, not to any house, but a rather luxurious house for Ethiopian standards, in a gated diplomatic community.
So I ended up swanning around the comfortable loungeroom playing with the baby Declan, going shopping in the marketplace ...
... leaps and cries. And finally, the house is brought down by the appearance of a Golden Oldie pop singer from the seventies, now snowy haired but with plenty of gusto, to sing his classics that the guests all love. It's mainly lost on us three, obviously. We spend the drive home recounting all the happenings of the night, unable to quite believe what we've just seen.
*The father of the bride would go on to be appointed as the new Governor of Luxor after the ousting of President Morsi