Travel to Egypt – Cairo

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If you are passionate about archeology and history, is an inexhaustible source of historical artifacts. If you like to meet people and take the pulse of the land through direct experience with people, you will find here an open population, cheerful and smiling, not giving in to tell you about the Egyptian side of the row. Even for travelers who seek peace luxury resort sites, Egypt is a destination for the site because of the Red Sea resorts are full almost all year round.

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Although it was not on my list of “hard to see” in the near future, I’m convinced, that an offer worth Tarom. And once reserved tickets, plans began to flow alone. I had to see the entire floodplain of the Nile (2,000 km) from north to south and ending in Cairo to Abu Simbel (the border with Sudan), stopping me in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan.

Tarom’s races at 2 am arriving in Cairo, so it’s very useful to arrange in advance with the hotel people to wait at the airport. It will cost about $ 4 per person.

First impressions? Small and very old car, gasoline smell, the driver friendly and talkative and, last but not least, a very good city infrastructure – I made about 30 minutes from the airport to the center, where our hotel was.

Hotel reservation that had, Isis Hotel, we have chosen purely due to location. It is located downtown on the top floor of an apartment building in the marketplace Midan Tahrir (Liberation Square), close to the Egyptian Museum.Rooms cost about $ 20 per person per night, and the price includes breakfast and a “semi-delicious.”

Since I had only two days available, we chose the hotel rent a car with driver, for a modest price, we would walk through the city, but also through Giza, Saqqara and Memphis.

First day in Cairo was to be dedicated to the Citadel, Coptic and Egyptian Museum district. For that, I paid the driver from the hotel, English speaking, approx. $ 15 per person. It is not hard to imagine how the traffic in Cairo can be, considering that the city has around 20 million inhabitants, which is nearly as over Romania. If I had to describe it in one word, I’d say chaotic. Pedestrians crossing where you will, traffic rules are nonexistent and there were few situations where I switched to another vehicle millimeter. Yet, although most cars are struck in traffic or at least scratched, our driver had not done any damage in 30 years of driving.

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The citadel or fortress town was the seat of Egypt’s Muslim rulers for 700 years and is the city’s Islamic quarter.Impressive are the two mosques, Mohammed Ali (Alabaster Mosque) and An-Nasir Mohammed, but also a terrace where you get going through the mosque An-Nasir Mohammed. Panorama of the city is incredible, the more so as we managed to see even the pyramids. I saw and “City of the Dead” cemetery in the crypts which lead their lives more than 50,000 poor people.
Next stop was in the neighborhood ripe, the “gates” which was the first mosque built in Egypt, Amr Ibn al-As. Behind solid walls, monasteries and churches are Christian (Coptic). Is famous church dedicated to St. Mary, Al Mu’allaqa known as “hanging church” because it is built above the old fortress gates south of Babylon.

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A half day I booked the Egyptian Museum, one of the most important museums of ancient history. Although not fond of history and normally avoid museums, Tutankhamen’s mask and all other vestiges of where I reserved a few hours. Entry costs around $ 10, but if you’re a student and ISIC card is in half. Mummies Chamber also costs you still on that, but deserve. Each space of the museum used to house statues and other artifacts. Collection of sphinxes, and the shrine of Hathor and statues of Ramses II on the ground floor are the most significant museum.The floor should not miss the treasures found in Tutankhamun’s tomb, including burial mask and sarcophagus.Although entry is paid separately as it deserves to visit the Royal Mummies and Gallery, where in the glass sarcophagus, resting some of Egypt’s rulers and their wives.

The second part of the evening I devoted a bazaar in Cairo’s Khan Khalili. After a remarkable experience with a taxi driver who knew the way to the bazaar and that, while driving, his prayers and kissed his booklet of prayers, we arrived in the bazaar. I charged the batteries with a kebab and I wandered the narrow streets overflowing with goods. Nice people, smiling, spices and clothes together, curious tourists and locals that you are studying from head to toe, about why I left the bazaar in Cairo.

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