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Day 4: Depart Cairo

June 16, 2009
Day 4: Depart Cairo It was the same chaotic scene again at Cairo airport when we arrived to catch our flight going back to Dubai. There were a group of Indonesian women who shamelessly cut the line in front of the British guy who was in front of us, the guy mercilessly bashed them off but to no avail the group of Indonesian ladies didn’t budge. The British guy was so furious that he went ahead at the very start o

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Day 3: Alexandria day tour

June 15, 2009
ring * ring * Noemi: (with groggy voice) hello???? Karim: Hey Dubai girl! wake up! Noemi: What time is it?? Karim: 730 Noemi: WHAT???? ARE YOU ALREADY AT THE LOBBY???? Karim: Yes. Noemi: oh sh*t!!!! Karim: Don’t worry, take your time…. We were supposed to start our 3hr journey by 7am and I think we left by 830am. good thing that the road to alexandria from cairo is not at all “scenic”, so i

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Day 2: Exploring the streets of Cairo at night

June 14, 2009
After having shisha at the cafe inside the resort, Karim our tour guide finally showed up and started our very adventurous journey to downtown Cairo. We boarded the very significant and severely beaten up volkswagen which would be our ride for the rest of the night. I got excited at the sight of the car since I have never ridden any of these herbies before. (the downtown Cairo nightout is not part of any package so

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Day 2: Cairo day tour

June 13, 2009
After having our breakfast, we headed out to Memphis which is the first capital of Egypt back in the days when a camel is considered a luxury. It is where the Colossus of Ramses II is located, the humongous statue sans its legs. Am not really fond of statues (except for David of Michelangelo which is just truly enigmatic) and this one didn’t impress me that much. Although it is a wonder on how they were able

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Day 1: Arrive in Cairo

June 12, 2009
Flight EK923 on 09Jun09 arrived at Cairo Terminal 2 twenty minutes earlier than expected time of arrival. Good since my friend Deny’s been waiting for me for about 2 hours now in Cairo since we had to take different airlines for “financial reasons”. hehehe. so anyway, got out of the aircraft and was greeted by a hundred passengers all going into Cairo. we had to go thru the SOP for the swine flu p

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