Getting Scammed in Cairo

I left my Cairo hotel around 1:30 p.m. and attempted to hail a taxi to take me to Khan el Khalili.  I was told it should cost me about 10-15 Egyptian pounds, but I soon realized that whatever I am told, it’s really about 10 more.  The taxi driver absolutely refused to take me for …

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Bent Pyramid at Dahshour

Pyramids and Rain in Cairo

After a dreary, cloudy, drizzle-filled first day in Cairo, I was not thrilled to wake up my third morning to the sound of pouring rain and crazy wind outside.  I had heard Cairo typically only got four or five days of rain each year and somehow I had already been there for two of them. …

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Mosque of Suleyman Pasha

Arrival in Cairo

I was exhausted by the time I arrived in Cairo. First, an overnight flight from Chicago to Paris. Then, a long layover in Paris during which I spent most of the time snoozing on some uncomfortable chairs in the transit area, using my shoulder bag as a pillow. Finally, my bleary-eyed self walked off the …

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