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Egypt: some random hints and tips

March 12, 2010


Cairo has a good feeling to it and it is easy to walk around feeling safe (even for women). The only real problem is the hassle factor in tourist spots as people are trying to rip you off left right and centre. I found Luxor and Aswan incredibly difficult for this. I did get scammed […]

Cairo: The Pyramids and a valuable lesson learnt

March 11, 2010


On  our second day in Cairo we went to the pyramids. We were hugely disappointed in the whole experience but if you are reading this blog before you go, you won’t be. We had met a great taxi driver on the way from the airport – an honest guy (so we thought), called Mostafa, who […]

Cairo: The Egyptian Museum

March 10, 2010


The Egyptian Museum is a must see as it is rammed full of artefacts that have been discovered from all over the country. It is E£60 to get in, with students at half price. The museum, although organised by time periods with explanations for each, doesn’t provide much, if any explanation of most of the […]