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View from Cairo Tower on a Polluted Day (Egypt).

View from Cairo Tower on a Polluted Day

If someone told you that the view from Cairo Tower is amazing don’t fully believe him. There’s nothing spectacular from up there. It was not even breathtaking for me. I wasn’t that impressed. But, hey, I was there on a polluted day, so, you can’t blame me for this impression. I couldn’t see the beauty […]

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Photos: Inside the Red Pyramid in Cairo (Egypt).

Photos: Inside the Red Pyramid in Cairo

Going inside the Red Pyramid in Cairo is an experience worth doing. It might be hard for those who have fear of closed spaces but you’d never regret it. You’ll reach the bosom of the Pyramid in your own time and emerge victorious. For some people, there’s “nothing to see there” but for me, it answers the […]

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Cairo's Skyline from Hilton Ramesis Hotel.

View of Cairo Skyline from Hilton Ramesis Hotel

My stay at Hilton Ramesis Hotel in Cairo wasn’t really planned at all. I had to stay in the city one more night while waiting for my employer’s decision on what to do with my expired visa. It’s a long story which will bore you to death. When I arrived at the reception, I specifically […]

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From Downtown Cairo to the Pyramids by Public Transport

From Downtown Cairo to the Pyramids by Public Transport

From downtown Cairo to the Pyramids by public transport is an easy trip if you don’t mind the crowd and the heat. From Tahrir Square to the gate in front of the Sphinx, it took me just less than an hour—and that’s because I already figured out how to navigate and take the right public […]

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Egyptian Museum in Cairo is also known as the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

A Look Inside the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

For history fans, getting inside the Egyptian Museum in Cairo is a dream come true. It is filled with intriguing and interesting collections that would blow your mind away. The artifacts aren’t just there to give us a glimpse of the ancient Egyptian civilization, but they’re there to remind us of the vast wealth of Pharaohs […]

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View of the Pyramids from The Citadel in Cairo.

View of the Pyramids from The Citadel in Cairo

Do you know that you can see Egypt’s Great Pyramids from The Citadel in Cairo? Except for those who have been there, not many people know that the Great Pyramids of Egypt are actually just outside Cairo. It’s in a town called Giza and very accessible to public transport, too. Before going there, I had […]

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Cairo Graffiti (around Tahrir Square)

Cairo Graffiti – Windows to a Troubled Egypt

On January 2011, Egyptians from all walk of life gathered at Tahrir Square in Cairo to protest the country’s declining state. Poverty, government corruption and unemployment were (and still is) rampant. These drove citizens to protest against the rule of Hosni Mubarak who governed the country for three decades. Going around Tahrir Square nowadays, one […]

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Scams and Annoyances in Egypt

Scams and Annoyances in Egypt

Wherever I travel, scammers, touts and annoyances are unavoidable, especially in touristy areas. Or maybe, I’m a tout/scammer magnet. 😀 They are part of the challenges of travelling. And believe it or not, I’ve fallen victim to some of these people because I’m too trusty, always believing on the positive side of the experience. Call me […]

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