Category: Egypt

June 2, 2007

Cairo to Luxor – Nile River Cruise

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When we were told that we had to wake up at 4.00 this morning to catch a flight to Luxor, we were quite horrified and thought that the guide must really be joking.  We never wake up this …

Splendours of Egypt – What to buy in Egypt

Filed under: Splendours of Egypt - 02 Jun 2007

Egypt is a great place to shop if you’d like to impress your friends or family with exotic gifts.  The quality of the goods is variable, so it’s important not to buy the first thing that you come across.  …

May 31, 2007

Splendours of Egypt – A visit to the Khan al Khalili Bazaar

Filed under: Splendours of Egypt - 31 May 2007

We very nearly didn’t get to visit this bazaar due to lack of time, but were very glad that we decided to make the effort to get here.  This is one amazing bazaar made up of several markets, …

May 30, 2007

Splendours of Egypt – Cairo Museum

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There are apparently 120,000 items on display and yet another 150,000 stored in the basement.  It would take months to go through all the items, but as we only had hours, we had to skim past many of …

May 29, 2007

Splendours of Egypt – The Amazing History of the Cairo Marriott Hotel

Filed under: Splendours of Egypt - 29 May 2007

It is well known that the Marriott Hotel was built by Khedive Ismail Pasha to accommodate Empress Eugenie of France on her visit to Egypt.  The Khedive spared no expense in building this hotel to house the wife …

May 28, 2007

Splendours of Egypt – Citadel of Salah ad Din and the Alabaster Mosque

Filed under: Splendours of Egypt - 28 May 2007

Today was an action packed day, starting with a visit to the Citadel of Salah ad Din and the Mohammed Ali Mosque.  The citadel is an amazing fortified complex of Islamic architecture, including numerous examples of Mamluk and …

May 27, 2007

Splendours of Egypt – Cairo

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This morning our guide Mohammed gave a very thorough briefing on eating, drinking and acclimatising.  When I was packing for the trip, I was a bit concerned as to how strict it might be in regard to dress …

May 26, 2007

Splendours of Egypt

Filed under: Splendours of Egypt - 26 May 2007

Egypt has always been one of those destinations we dreamed of visiting, but browsing through travel brochures and checking out travels ads, it always seemed a tad expensive — until 9/11.  Cruise prices seemed to have dropped almost …

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