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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Wadi Al Hitan : In Search of Whales in Desert

‘Whale Valley’ is the English term for Wadi Al Hitan. Any connection between whale and desert may sound strange, but those huge fossils of prehistoric whales found and kept in Wadi Al Hitan would make you re-think over this matter! Let’s proceed to Wadi Al Hitan; I’ll explain everything on time. It was the first…

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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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