10 Experiences You Must Have while Visiting Cairo

1. Face the Ancient Wonder: The Great Pyramid of Giza I don’t think any introduction is required for this signature wonder of Egypt! The Great Pyramid of Pharaoh Khufu, along with the pyramids of Pharaoh Khafre & Pharaoh Menkaure is located in Giza, near about 20 kms away from the capital city Cairo. To know…

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A Visit to Coptic Cairo

Locality where minorities reside seems compelling; a chance to explore their distinctive tradition, rather their attempt to keep hold of that, in spite of intentional or unintentional blending with majorities’ culture & lifestyle. That was our key motivation of visiting Coptic Cairo area of Old Cairo, home to Egyptian Christians (Coptic = Egyptian).  Legend says…

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10 Amazing Places of Western Desert, Egypt (Sahara) : Suggested Itinerary & Tips

Like other North African countries, Egypt also owns a share of Sahara, the greatest desert on earth.  The river Nile, flowing almost straight from south to north has divided the Egyptian part of Sahara by two segments – Western Desert & Eastern Desert.  The Western Desert is mostly rocky desert, with a smaller sandy part.…

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Off the Beaten Track:  Zawiyet al Maiyitin, Beni Hasan & Tuna el Gebel

One fine morning, I got a mail from Abdel Naby. He expressed his interest to guide us to Zawiyet al Maiyitin, Beni Hasan & Tuna el Gebel, places lied in between Cairo and Luxor. For time being, the area was restricted for foreign tourists as the consequence of a massive revolt in 1990. Now, the…

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Egyptian Museum, Cairo : A Self-Guided Visit (Part-2)

Previous Post Egyptian Museum, Cairo : A Self-Guided Visit (Part-1) …… Continued from part 1 As my brain started getting overloaded by the infinite glittering visuals of royal burial, I was looking for something different, rather more meaningful and less showy and plenty of such collections were there in the Egyptian Museum of Cairo to…

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Egyptian Museum, Cairo : A Self-Guided Visit (Part-1)

Fun of traveling lies in exploration. Hiring a guide is good, but he usually highlights some specific areas and keeps me engaged in flood of information. To see and interpret things at my own pace and interest and to make a better involvement with an area, I mostly prefer independent trips. However messy, confusing or…

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Dahsur : A Journey towards Perfection

‘Rome was not built in a day’- so was not the epitome of perfections, the Pyramids. In Giza, Pyramids touched the zenith of human marvels but it started its journey much earlier from the unshaped mounds called mastabas, then to step pyramids and to the perfect pyramids. Thus the royal necropolis of Dahsur plays an…

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Saqqara : From Where the Journey Begins… …

First things are always special…first school, first rain, first love! When you see something for the first time after waiting for long period it becomes more special. Before arriving to Egypt we thought, the moment we land in Cairo, pyramids will be in the horizon to welcome us and we found nothing but disappointment while…

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Pyramids of Giza : How We Came?

However scary and annoying the enormous tourist scams in popular historical sites of Egypt are, it would always be fun-filled if you can apply counter-tricks to those pushy people on your own favour. Our journey from Cairo downtown to Giza pyramid complex by using public transportation will be remembered ever for all those mischievous attempts…

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Pyramid Complex of Giza : Tips for Your Best Experience

Hope you are one of those countless numbers of people who have been dying to see the great pyramids of Giza through the ages. For your convenience, we are here to share our thoughts. All the suggestions written below are based on our 1st hand experience of visiting Giza as independent travelers on October 2016.…

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