I think Egypt should be a requirement for every traveler. It is a fairly easy place to travel - lots of tour options, transportation for the independent traveler, and a range of accommodation catering to the penny pinching backpacker or the filthy rich. Of course, in terms of attractions the whole...more
This is an impressive place with an equally impressive collection. I really enjoyed it - even more than the Egyptian antiquities museum in Cairo. This was put together well and the explanations were much better.
There's some great shopping to be done in this fabled bazaar. You'll find spices and perfumes, antiques, jewelry, and more. It's a fantastic and eclectic maze of wonderful treasures. It can be a bit chaotic and crowded on the main thoroughfares, but venture off onto one of the...more
Walking into your room here feels as though you've been granted your own little palace. The suites are gorgeous, with high ceilings and walls painted with frescoes. The restaurant served delicious meals and the grounds were perfectly landscaped. I've been to a lot of very nice hotels...more
How can you go to Cairo and not visit the pyramids? There is something powerful about standing amongst such iconic and ancient structures. However, it isn't how you might envision the place. It isn't out in the middle of a vast desert. Cairo is easily visible. Plus, it's...more
It used to be one of the worst places in the world to cross the street. Now its name is synonymous with a revolution. When not flooded with protesters, I found it an easy reference point for navigating around the labyrinthine city. It is close to the Nile, the Egyptian Museum, and major hotels....more