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The Hanging Church in Cairo – Virgin Mary Appeared Here

You might have heard of the “Hanging Gardens of Babylon” but you’ve never heard of the Hanging Church in Cairo. The former was one of the 7 Wonders of the World, while the latter was once the seat of the papacy of the Orthodox Church. This tiny church is known

Saqqara Pyramids in the City of the Dead

The Saqqara Pyramids in the City of the Dead are the burial grounds of Memphis, Egypt’s ancient capital. This place is also known and spelled as Sakkara or Saccara. Unlike the Great Pyramids of Giza, the ones you see here are smaller but older than the former. Off-the-beaten track While tourists

Inside the Church of St George in Cairo

The Church of St George in Cairo is built above an old Roman Tower. Thus, visitors have to climb a flight of stairs to reach the round church. Under the impressive dome is, of course, a great place of worship for Coptic Christians in Cairo. It is believed that the

View from Cairo Tower on a Polluted Day

If someone told you that the view from Cairo Tower is amazing – don’t fully believe him. There’s nothing spectacular from up there. It was not even breathtaking to me. I wasn’t that impressed. But, hey, I was there on a polluted day, so, you can’t blame me for this

Photos: Inside the Red Pyramid in Cairo

Going inside the Red Pyramid in Cairo is an experience worth doing. It might be hard for those who have fear of closed spaces but you’d never regret it. You’ll reach the bosom of the Pyramid in your own time and emerge victorious. For some people, there’s “nothing to see there” but

View of Cairo Skyline from Hilton Ramesis Hotel

My stay at Hilton Rameses Hotel in Cairo wasn’t really planned at all. I had to stay in the city one more night while waiting for my employer’s decision on what to do with my expired visa. It’s a long story that will bore you to death. When I arrived

From Downtown Cairo to the Pyramids by Public Transport

From downtown Cairo to the Pyramids by public transport is an easy trip if you don’t mind the crowd and the heat. From Tahrir Square to the gate in front of the Sphinx, it took me less than an hour—and that’s because I had already figured out how to navigate

A Look Inside the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

For history fans, getting inside the Egyptian Museum in Cairo is a dream. It is filled with intriguing and exciting collections that would blow your mind away. The artifacts aren’t just there to give us a glimpse of the ancient Egyptian civilization;; they’re there to remind us of the vast wealth

View of the Pyramids from The Citadel in Cairo

Do you know that you can see Egypt’s Great Pyramids from The Citadel in Cairo? Except for those who have been there, not many people know that the Great Pyramids of Egypt are just outside Cairo., and it’s a town called Giza and is accessible by public transport, too. Before

Cairo Graffiti – Windows to a Troubled Egypt

On January 2011, Egyptians from all walk of life gathered at Tahrir Square in Cairo to protest the country’s declining state. Poverty, government corruption and unemployment were (and still is) rampant. These drove citizens to protest against the rule of Hosni Mubarak who governed the country for three decades. Going

Scams and Annoyances in Egypt

Wherever I travel, scammers, touts, and annoyances are unavoidable, especially in touristy areas. Or maybe, I’m a tout/scammer magnet. 😀 They are part of the challenges of traveling. And believe it or not, I’ve fallen victim to some of these people because I’m too trusty, always believing in the positive side

Hostel Review – Egyptian Night Cairo Hostel

There is no doubt that Egyptian Night Cairo Hostel has the best location in the city if you want to stay downtown. My stay here was very comfortable and I can’t wait to be back here sometime in the future. Hostel Review – Egyptian Night Cairo Hostel BOOK EGYPTIAN NIGHT

Photos of People Climbing the Great Pyramids of Giza

Before going to Egypt, I thought climbing the Pyramids wasn’t allowed to do because they’re ancient and fragile and have to be protected at all costs. Boy, I was so wrong! Apparently, you can climb the Pyramid as high as you can—that is, if you can find your way to
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