Category Giza

Egypt, Part Thirteen

November 6 – 17 After lunch, we arrived at the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan and Mosque of Al-Refaei (Royal Mosque) both located at the same site.  Our first stop would be at Sultan Hassan, which along with its Madrassa (Arabic word for any type of educational institution, secular or religious, whether for elementary instruction or […]

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 […]