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One Bus, Two Camels and a Marriage Proposal

EGYPT | Fri, 9 May 2014 | By lifeswanderlust | Views [905]

I visited Egypt in the year prior to the Egyptian Revolution, or the the Lotus Revolution, that took place in 2011. Even then the tourist hotels had tall walls, security and wired fences. This was my first solo trip and I was anxious to see the pyramids ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, cairo, egypt, pyramids

Egypt: The White Desert, let it snow!

EGYPT | Wed, 1 Jan 2014 | By home_sweet_holmes | Views [796]

Just a couple of weeks before the Arab Spring, I had decided to flee the howling blizzards sweeping Europe white, and embarked on a short expedition intending to cross on foot a small part of the Egyptian Sahara called the White Desert. Upon arrival ... Read more >

Tags: cairo, camping, desert, desert, egypt, hiking, overlanding, sahara, snow, trekking

Photos: Egypt: The White Desert: Let it Snow!

EGYPT | Tue, 31 Dec 2013 | By home_sweet_holmes | Photo Gallery

Expedition across a snow-covered Sahara
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Tags: africa, cairo, camping, desert, egypt, expedition, hiking, pyramids, trekking, white

Photos: My Scholarship entry - My view of Giza

EGYPT | Sun, 13 Jan 2013 | By mindlesswanderer | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

In 2010 I packed my bags, left my job and went backpacking around the world. The travel bug had bitten me hard many years ago and this time I was going to do what I always dreamed of. It was to experience new places, to eat, to explore and to meet new ... Read more >
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Tags: cairo, egypt, giza, pyramid, pyramids

The Bangles got it right!

EGYPT | Wed, 2 Jan 2013 | By arewethereyet101 | Views [180]

All the old paintings on the tombs They do the sand dance don't you know If they move too quick (oh whey oh) They're falling down like a domino   All the bazaar men by the Nile They got the money on a bet Gold ... Read more >

Tags: cairo, eqypt

My Scholarship entry - My Kind of Adventure

EGYPT | Mon, 15 Oct 2012 | By aminied | Views [299] | Video | Scholarship Entry

It's people's life, history and topography in the place, all inspired us in the idea of changing perspectives, it's simple amazing how could you look at what you have in a different way. It wasn't our first visit to Old Islamic Cairo, but we felt as ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, cairo, local, masjid, old islamic, travel, trip


EGYPT | Thu, 17 May 2012 | By zeerock | Views [507]

Enter.   I hailed a taxi in a part of Cairo called Mohandessin. It isn’t far from Zamalek, where I was headed. A few minutes after getting into the vehicle, and explaining poorly where in Zamalek I would like to go, the driver ... Read more >

Tags: cairo, drug, egypt, funny, pills, road, taxi, travel


EGYPT | Mon, 14 May 2012 | By zeerock | Views [587]

Enter:   Egypt is something of a hassle. It is by no means an Indian hassle, but more of an irritation at times. Like a rash, or eczema that chooses not to go away. In six months of living in Cairo, my last three taxi rides ... Read more >

Tags: arab, cairo, egypt, money, pee, scam, taxi, travel

My Scholarship entry - Understanding a Culture through Food

EGYPT | Wed, 14 Mar 2012 | By writing_the_world | Views [3069] | Comments [1] | Scholarship Entry

A Feast Fit for a Pharaoh Our taxi slams on its breaks, narrowly avoiding a malnourished donkey. Ironically, the scrawny animal draws a rusty oven of sweet potatoes mounted on wonky wheels. "It's the batata man!" announces the driver. Suddenly he pulls ... Read more >

Tags: #2012writing, cairo, egypt, food, travel writing scholarship, travel writing scholarship 2012, travelwriting

Egypt Protest Chaos: A World Nomad On The Ground Tells Her Tale

EGYPT | Thu, 3 Feb 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [2420]

In recent days we have seen one of the largest civil revolutions of the 21st Century – The Egyptian protests against the Mubarak government. The initial protests, which were far from peaceful, have seen over 100 people killed, and hundreds injured.... Read more >

Tags: cairo, egypt, egypt protest, travel-tips, world nomads

Fish and farewells

EGYPT | Fri, 2 Jul 2010 | By drmitch | Views [605]

Another first today – scuba diving! The Americans took a private car to Sharm El Shiekh, where they went snorkeling and hung out at the hotel/resort, the Aussie girls chilled out on the beach, and Shaun and I headed over to the scuba spot ... Read more >

Tags: cairo, coral, nuweiba, scuba diving

Late arrival

EGYPT | Sat, 19 Jun 2010 | By drmitch | Views [453]

After three months of slaving away in the UK it was time for my first real holiday (one asting more than three days this time). My bags were packed, I’d bribed a nurse into dropping me off at the bus station and I was off…to EGYPT! As most of ... Read more >

Tags: airport, cairo, egypt, hotel pharaoh

The Pyramids by camel and horseback

EGYPT | Sat, 5 Jun 2010 | By cherylb | Views [821]

Cairo far exceeded our expectations. After reading many bad reports on Tripadvisor about taxi rip offs, theft from hotels, being hassled by purveyors of fine goods, I was a bit trepidatious... but we had an amazing experience! Our hotel room had ... Read more >

Tags: cairo, egypt, pyramids

Impressions of contemporary Cairo

EGYPT | Fri, 25 Dec 2009 | By simon_monk | Views [2450]

Anyone thinks Cairo is a dirty and polluted third world city then they obviously haven't been to a dirty and polluted third world city. While the traffic crawls along, the traffic lights are ignored and the driving is pretty haphazard, at least your ... Read more >

Tags: cairo, clothes, tutankhamun

My name is Ali (yeah, sure it is)

EGYPT | Mon, 21 Dec 2009 | By simon_monk | Views [2388]

"I don't want to go to the Pyramids" said Kai after breakfast, acutely unaware of the oldest man-made structure on earth just down the road.  Everything about the Pyramids is simply awe inspiring: their size, their age, their accuracy.... Read more >

Tags: cairo, pyramids, touts

Cairo, Egypt

EGYPT | Thu, 5 Nov 2009 | By bec-simon | Views [982]

We flew into Cairo not really knowing what to expect from our tour, only knowing that it would be good to having someone else looking after us for a while so that we could relax and not have to worry about anything. True to their word, Muhammad (everyone ... Read more >

Tags: cairo, edfu, egypt, karnak, kom ombo, luxor, pyramids, sphinx

too much sheesha

EGYPT | Wed, 6 May 2009 | By houdyman | Views [758]

Hoped off the plane very early in the morning to a huge, honking, and hot city known as Cairo. Cairo is huge and we soon learned how huge as we took a taxi to our couchsurfing host's house in a southern part of the city just inside the boundary. ... Read more >

Tags: cairo, pigeon, pyramids

Cairo tour

MEXICO | Sun, 5 Apr 2009 | By rubengzzs | Views [428]

Pues despues de tan agradable cena la noche anterior, esperabamos un gran dia, temprano pasaria por nosotros un taxista el cual habia sido programado por los chavosdel hostal, el tipo a primera vista se veia muy agradable, aunque su hospitalidad rayaba ... Read more >

Tags: cairo, piramides, tren


MEXICO | Sat, 4 Apr 2009 | By rubengzzs | Views [381]

La llegada fue a la 1:30 am. pinche caos en el aeropuerto, y ademas se suponia que nos iban a esperar del Hostal, lo cuales afortunadamente ahi estaban, el traslado fue en un auto medievel, y el lugar esta ubicado en pleno centro de la ciudad, hagan ... Read more >

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EGYPT | Thu, 23 Oct 2008 | By blackbs2 | Views [2171] | Comments [3]

Cairo is a loud, HUGE, rambuncticous, dirty, old, hustling, crowded (17.8 million people in the metropolitan area), amazing city. And we have fallen in love with this place. First off, we are safe and sound after a harrowing taxi ride into the ... Read more >

Tags: cairo, egypt, market, minaret

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