Cairo Journals

Egypt on a Budget

A March 1999 trip to Cairo by Depster

Quote: Egypt. I traveled there on spring break from a study abroad experience in Israel. It was a great spring break with some travel stress, but all in all, a good place to travel. I will never forget some of the things that I experienced and saw there.

Egypt on a Budget

Overview

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Of course the pyramids. Also check out the Saqqara pyramids which are the oldest pyramids in Egypt. Other highlight was traveling in a felucca on the Nile, the Valley of the Kings, the Cairo Museum, and Alexandria. I loved Alexandria. Quick Tips: Respect the culture and do not where immodest clothing especially women. I found that Egyptians were very helpful, but the language barrier was significant. Make sure that the person speaks English well before asking them which train to get on. If you are traveling outside of a tour bus, do your homework and learn your Arabic numbers. Best Way To Get Around: Taxis are a good way to get around. Cairo is an extremely scary place to cross stree...Read More

Egyptian Museum

Attraction | "Cairo Museum"

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This museum is really, really neat. It is disorganized and can be difficult to find things in. Things worth looking for are the King Tut exhibit, the mummies (additional fee), and the Rosetta Stone (although this may have been a reproduction). There are all sorts of crazy things here, including ancient Egyptian statues, mummies, wigs, and some things that are modern. All of the items recovered from King Tut's tomb are here, so it is well worth the visit. If you don't have a lot of time, then I would suggest paying a kid to take you to the highlights. It's not much and they know how to get places fast.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 30, 2004

Egyptian Museum
Tahrir Square
Cairo, Egypt
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