Travel Blogs from Cairo
... you very much.
I hadn't even known of the existence of the museum before I arrived and it was an added bonus, but the next day is when I got down to the real business and the main reason I was in Egypt to begin with: the Pyramids.
Me and a young lad from Houston called Arpan took the hostel tour, along with a guide. The guide was Arpan's idea and I had initially been against it on cost grounds but it proved to be a massive case of win on many levels. The hostel only ...
... Will) who is with us throughout the whole journey, and we have a local guide for each place that we visit. Will's main job is to make sure that everything runs smoothly and we get where we're supposed to be, when we're supposed to be there, rather than being a tour guide, but he was always happy to answer our questions. Our local guide for today, Mido, is an Egyptologist, and was well qualified to give us a tour of the Cairo Museum and the Pyramids.
... road was a wonderful
introduction to the magnificent Pyramids – the short distance surprised me as
the Great Pyramids came into view in the distance after only a short travelling
time. We began at Dahshur (bent) and worked our way back towards Cairo via the
Saqqara (step) and of course the Giza pyramids and the Sphinx. The amount of
historical information and dates was overwhelming – I should have carried a
timeline of events ...
... filthy and tatty they would never
want to wear it - but I was quite attached. They sped away like fleeing from a
crime scene waving their trophy in the air. They weren’t poor - they probably
had more money than me.
I followed the hot, dusty roads occasionally seeing glimpses of the shimmering Nile and camped on the riverbanks in glorious orange sunsets that surpassed any Id seen on the trip. As I travelled ...
... valley of the kings, I spent the afternoon just kicking about Luxor getting hassled by locals to buy stuff from them, they are very needy at the moment because tourism has been so bad lately. Other then the attractions of Luxor, I think it's a dive. Really dirty and run down, a lot worse then Cairo and the people there were really annoying with there hassling. I saw the famous sights though and that night we were out of there to Cairo on another overnight train. Day 9 ...