A June 2001 trip
to Cairo by sasho
Quote: I went in Egypt with a very good friend of mine - Tanya.We both studied Egyptology in New Bulgarian University in Sofia.
Although very dissapointed with present Egypt our fascination with Ancient Egypt has never been bigger after we've been there.
Hotel | "Mayfair Hotel"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 26, 2002
9 Sharia Aziz Osman
20 2 7357315
Hotel | "Al Gezira Hotel"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 26, 2002
El Gezira Hotel
+2 0952 310 034
The Museum is opened in 1902 and since then it attracts a number of visitors every day. The collection is huge and the visual information you have to apprehend was too much even for us studied all that before. So, it`s a good idea to split your visit if you have time of course. Everything is arranged chronologicaly, but most of the things are not labeled so it`s not easy to understand what is actually in front of you. The highlights are the Golden Mask of Tutankhamun, Royal Mummies (which we didn`t see being respectful to the Pharaohs) also Old Kingdom Rooms and countless artifacts showing everyday life. The Museum is open daily from 9.00 to 16.45, even on Fridays.
+20 (2) 579 6974
Attraction | "The Pyramids of Giza"
Taking in account how many people visit the site everyday, there`s nothing done to keep the place clean and to pay respect to the meaning of the necropol. Everywhere you go you can see garbage left by the tourists, plastic bags, bottles...Then we come to the question of the tourists doing all that which shows their culture. We visited some of the tombs around the Pyramids and we saw people`s excrements infront of the statues and false doors. It seems that everybody uses them as a toilet. So what I want to say is that the Egyptian Tourist Authorities just take the money and don`t take care of the sites - no wastebins, toilets and some other essential for places like these things. What do you think about that? And what can we do?
Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu)
Giza Pyramids Plateau
+20 2 383 8823