16 – Into Aswan

12th Dec, 1030hrs, Nubian Oasis Hotel, AswanI'm in Aswan now, much more laid back than busy Cairo or tourist filled Luxor. There's plenty to see here too, but it just seems that life moves at a slower pace. The hotel is above the souq, i can here the goings-on below.Left…

13 – A day at the Museum

11th Dec, 0750hrs, Boomerang Hotel, LuxorAnother backdated entry to 9th Dec: I slept in last, too tired from all the walking. Then woke up, took the metro down to Doqqi, back where the Singapore embassy is. They were quite nice, gave me my two Letters of Introduction. I bet they…

12 – And finally…the Pyramids

10th Dec, 2030hrs, Boomerang Hotel, Luxor (this entry is backdated)And finally, on Day 12, I visit the Pyramids of Giza, but first, I'll talk about more interesting stuff. If there was an award for Cairo's most prolific walker I would probably win it hands down. Over the past couple days,…

11 – Navigating Cairo

9th Dec, 0040hrs, New Palace Hotel, CairoThe problem with this hotel room is that it is a bit cold since the underside of the two doorways that lead out to the balcony are not sealed. This also means that mosquitoes are attracted to the warmer room and somehow find their…

Interlude: Food in Cairo

After more than a week in Egypt, I am finding my way around with the Egyptian street food. Here is a sampling.Kushairi -  Like i mentioned, i cannot really take too much of this tomato paste, rice, spaghetti, macaroni, lentil combo. Tried it twice (the second time with non-existent minced…