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Posts Tagged ‘Cairo’

Movin’ On…

Movin' On...

Touring Egypt 35: It is time to climb on our camel and saunter into the Egyptian sunset. Here’s a camel; there’s the sunset … See you soon in a new place! (Photos: Camel for tourist rides at Saqqara; Camel rider waving; Sunset view of Cairo across the Nile River.)


At the Khan

At the Khan

The Khan el-Khalili, Cairo, Egypt “Shopping“ Touring Egypt 33: The Khan el-Khalili in old Islamic Cairo has been a bazaar for centuries. Originally, it was the Cairo terminus for camel trains across the great Sahara desert. Today, completely surrounded by the city of Cairo, it is a warren of fascinating shops, peopled by wonderful, warm, […]


Spiral View

Spiral View

Ibn Tulun, Cairo, Egypt “The View“ Touring Egypt 31: Cairo is full of mosques (as mentioned in previous posts). One of the oldest and most historically significant is the mosque of Ibn Tulun. Whereas the mosque of Sultan Hassan remains a working house of worship, ibn Tulun is now mostly a preserved historic site. (Ibn […]


All About Time

All About Time

Saqqara, near Giza, Egypt “Old and Young”Click here to share this image.Touring Egypt 23: Which of the two pyramids in the above photo is the oldest? (Ok, it is a dumb question. Rhetorical. You don’t need to answer. Is there any reader who won’t guess the one in the background, which is obviously in better […]


Patience

Patience

Saqqara, near Giza and Cairo, Egypt Click here to share this image.Touring Egypt 21: Police of the Tourist and Antiquities service patrol the vast, wide-open spaces around the pyramids at Giza and nearby Saqqara on camels. Tourists frequently see the camel-mounted police around the pyramids and temples. (Of course, tourists can also get “up close […]


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