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Egypt

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Last Night Out in Cairo

Thursday, 16 Aug 2007 | Views [833]

We had a very special last night out in Zamalek, Cairo with my friend Kim, who made the 2.5 hour drive again, from Mansoura just to see us off.  We had the most delicious dinner at a very Egyptian restaurant called Abu el-Sid. Inside, the arched doorways, ... Read more >

Tags: Friends


Baksheesh Bonanza and Touts Galore

Thursday, 16 Aug 2007 | Views [1182]

Experiencing Egypt is a very intense experience.  Everywhere we walk the words "Welcome to Egypt, can I have just one minute to ask you a question," ring out at us.  It's not just one or two touts, it's all the time, in your face, especially ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


The Grand Finale: The Great Pyramid

Wednesday, 15 Aug 2007 | Views [3132]

We'd always dreamed of one day traveling to see the Great Pyramids of Giza, but never thought we'd get the chance.  We actually decided to come to Egypt on an invitation from my friend Kim, when we realized we could add the flight into our One World ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Karnak at Sunrise and The Valley of the Kings

Monday, 13 Aug 2007 | Views [1103]

"Are we at the temple yet?" A common question we seem to ask ourselves during our daily temple finding missions. In Egypt there doesn't seem to be great sign-age for major attractions. We leave our hotel at 6:00 a.m. to catch Karnak ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


The Real Luxor; We're Not in Vegas

Sunday, 12 Aug 2007 | Views [840]

We arrive at 1:30 a.m., south of Cairo, about half way down Egypt's Nile, to the famed city of Luxor.  Exhausted, we check into our budget hotel and crash out, awakening to the beeping of Darrin's watch alarm.  It's 10:00 a.m., just 30 minutes before ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Real Security or Just Optics?

Sunday, 12 Aug 2007 | Views [622]

There's something to be said for feeling safer in countries that have seen their share of security breaches and terrorist attacks.  Looking around the streets of Egypt, in any city, there are regular police, undercover police and tourist police all ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Underwater Wonderland: The Red Sea

Saturday, 11 Aug 2007 | Views [1004]

We have been looking forward to diving the Red Sea for years.  Years ago we learned about how amazing it is here from my friend Teresa, who was on a live-aboard in the Red Sea, and brought back amazing photos of coral and fish.  The water is a gorgeous ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


European Vacation: Sharm el-Sheikh

Friday, 10 Aug 2007 | Views [2470]

We haven't yet had the experience of being at a beach-resort destination during high season, that happens to be a hot spot for European summer vacationers. Summer is the time when it seems the Euro-corporate world shuts down to join their children ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


Driving the Sinai Peninsula

Thursday, 9 Aug 2007 | Views [1887]

The sun cracked open before us, through the early morning haze and clouds, oozing red-ish orange color across the sky.  It's 5:30 a.m. and the painted sky in front of us through the windshield of the car turned hues of pinks, purples, and reds as ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Learning to Cook Egyptian

Wednesday, 8 Aug 2007 | Views [3903]

One of the local experiences that has been such a treat for us during our travels, is learning to prepare local specialty dishes while visiting with friends.  Today we learned first hand from Raja how to cook Mashi, a local Egyptian dish, similar ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Winding Our Way Through the Backstreets of Mansoura

Wednesday, 8 Aug 2007 | Views [3387]

Exploring the local back streets of Mansoura, Egypt, is a fascinating experience. Our friends Kim and Dennis are living in this northern Nile delta town that is rich with life and culture. This is the first predominately Muslim country we've ... Read more >

Tags: Markets


My Egyptian Doctor Rocks!

Tuesday, 7 Aug 2007 | Views [929]

After nearly 20 days of stomach illness since eating pork in Hoi An, Vietnam, I finally have a strong referral for a local Egyptian doctor.  One who is trusted and is frequently used by locals and expatriates alike, and a huge bonus, he even speaks ... Read more >

Tags: Doctors, hospitals & health


24 Hour Transit: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Monday, 6 Aug 2007 | Views [750]

It took all day to get from Helsinki to Cairo, thanks to the inconvenient routing of our One World RTW ticket. We were routed through Barcelona for an 8 hour layover, and the Barcelona airport is not the one I'd pick for a long layover. We tried ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

 

 

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