Category Cairo

Egypt, Part Three

November 6 – 17 At the start of the tour, Mahmoud collected 515 EGP ($34) from each of us to handle the tips downstream as he referred to it, that is those he would dole out to busboys, drivers, and anyone else providing a service.  This concept would be tested when we got involved with […]

Egypt, Part Two

November 6 – 17 Mid Saturday afternoon we checked out of the Marriott and took a taxi to the AraCan Pyramids Hotel, on the outskirts of Cairo in Giza, our lodging for the night, the first of our scheduled Egypt Adventure tour with Intrepid Travel out of Canada, which would last eight days and include […]

Egypt, Part One

November 6 – 17 And so, it began, a month of international travel starting with Egypt and finishing with Mexico, two countries we’d not been to with the exception of multiple forays into northern Baja California.  We were curious to see how different, or similar, mainland Mexico would be from Baja, especially given that we’d […]