Egypt

Cairo II: Egyptian Boogaloo

Guys, I don’t even know who I am anymore. I mean, I’ve been to Egypt twice this year. To the PYRAMIDS twice this year! And I still haven’t climbed any of them! I feel like I’m losing what was once an integral part of my identity! I mean, I think I’m still the same person … Continue reading »

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Hurghada City Center

Hurghada City Center The focus of my time in Hurghada was very much spending time out on Desert Safaris and Submarine Tours, but of course I spent a bit of time in the town itself as well. Most of what I’d head about the place before my arrival was along the lines of “a colony … Continue reading »

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Cairo During the ‘Crisis’

Despite all the media hype about how dangerous the city was at the time, I thought Cairo was a really interesting place with glorious fading architecture (I kept thinking how much it reminded me of Yangon) and an atmosphere just begging me to stay in the city longer. I visited only as a one-day trip … Continue reading »

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A Moment at the Egyptian Museum

I am actually big on museums, often. Some cities are meant to be experienced out on the streets rather than in stuffy buildings (I’ve still never made it to the Archeological Museum in Istanbul, for example). Some are better spent surrounded by history and knowledge than wandering the mall-studded streets looking for something interesting (I’m … Continue reading »

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Sinbad: King of the Seas

If the Desert Safari was my favorite day in Hurghada, the Sinbad Submarine experience was undoubtedly the most novel. The introduction to Sinbad is sort of underwhelming, with a cheesy waiting area and a 30 min boat ride with free water and juice but not a whole lot more than that do do. Get to … Continue reading »

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A Great Time in Giza

I hear you crying out, oh dear reader. “You were in Egypt TWO MONTHS AGO!” you scream, “…. where are the Pyramids?!?!” Well fear not, faithful follower, because that time has come! I did indeed make it to the Pyramids in Giza, as part of a daytrip to Cairo from Hurghada. I’d been told by … Continue reading »

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Desert Safari: Egypt

Life is strange, sometimes, working as a freelancer. One day I’m in small-town Netherlands leading a bunch of 5th graders through windmills and then bam, two weeks later, I’m chasing an amateur racer top speed through the Egyptian  desert on a 4-wheeler. This was perhaps my single favorite experience in Hurghada, actually, though in total … Continue reading »

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