Category Archives: Egypt 09/06

Today’s Julius: Trip back to Italy

Our trip back was pretty ok. We had a car pick us up at noon. Again more fun Cairo traffic. At the airport in time, passing through 3000 metal detectors it seems, having a so so panini for lunch and … Continue reading

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Zamalek Street Scenes

The last 2 nights we have been staying with Yuko at her place in Zamalek, a part of Cairo which is basically an island in the Nile and has historically been the grounds for embassies, country clubs, expats and fine … Continue reading

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Pyramid – Perfume – Cross-selling

How does all that fit together? Well .. as a tag on to yesterday’s pyramid adventure (see below), let me finish how the whole tour was … What we had booked for 155 LE per person (25 USD) was “Half … Continue reading

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Today’s Julius: Call Me (video)

I am not sure if he is calling to complain about the roomservice, placing a bombthreat or applying for a job as a tele-marketer … but he sure loves to talk:

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The Pyramids and The Sphinx

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Sheesha

Since Ritsu’s workshop was over today we had to leave the hotel and checked out at 6 PM. Ritsu’s friend Yuko, who lives in Cairo, picked us up by 7PM and we experienced the crazy Cairo trafic on our way … Continue reading

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Today’s Julius: More fun at the pool (video)

No tour today since it is check-out day, but we sure did the pool again. And there was some kind of birthday gathering of teenage girls and some of them came over because they wanted to meet Julius. He enjoyed … Continue reading

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And the local McDonald’s specials are:

Due to my strange pop-culture fascination with McD, I had to check their menu when we came by a McDonald’s at Star Centre Mall the other evening. There are usually some local specials, e.g. would you hardly find the McPork … Continue reading

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Last Night’s Dinner: Tagine

Finally we had the time to check out the Morrocan / Turkish restaurant here in the hotel and we both had tagines, mine was with lamb, Ritsu’s with chicken, both with prunes and almonds. While they did not come as … Continue reading

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Old Cairo, The Citadel, Mohamed Ali Mosque

Today Julius and me went out for exploration and covered Old Cairo, which houses some of the oldest churches, we visited 3 of them, The Citadel and the Mohamed Ali Mosque. We had a very nice driver, Isam and at … Continue reading

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Today’s Julius: Playing in the sand

Julius just loves this water park here .. be it to just play in the sand (gladly he is beyond that phase of shoveling everything into his mouth) or hop in the pool … this time we even went in … Continue reading

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Security in Egypt

One thing that the Egypt traveller will notice right away is the amazing amount of security checks here. What one usually only knows from the airport is just everywhere: Military personal with guns are present all over. Going to the … Continue reading

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Today’s Julius: Room Service

The room service experience here is quite fun. We just ordered a kid’s platter for Julius and some fingerfood for me and what came looked like some intimate candle light dinner including flowers. Very nice that the kid’s platter came … Continue reading

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Today’s Julius: The Purple Speedo of Cairo

Since Ritsu did not have to work this morning, we thought it is the best chance to check out the adjacent water park, “the beach” which was especially fun for Julius. Several pools, one of them a wave pool, slides, … Continue reading

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