The Archives of Traveling Egypt

Egypt was the first country to travel upon the departure of America on November 11 2007. I posted 77 times throughout 5 months of travel. Here are all the posts from old to new of my travels of Egypt.

The town of Mut is really a nice place. It’s the cleanest town I have visited. Hassle free for the tourist, due to the fact that not all that many people speak English, when they do you know they are involved in a hotel or some sort of tourist work, although they are not all Continue Reading …

The White Desert of Egypt is an ultra beautiful place to visit. Up until this time in my life I have seen several different types of natural landscapes, state parks, and such things. The beautiful tropics of Hawaii, next to the beautiful mountains of Yellowstone, The Tetons, The Grand Canyon, The Sequoias, and Yosemite. The Continue Reading …

Hello everyone, I arrived in the Dakhla Oasis from Bahariyya this evening. I am in Mut, which I will stay at least a week and then go and stay in Al-Qasr for a while which is also in the area of the Dakhla Oasis. I had a very good week staying at the Desert Safari Continue Reading …

Greetings Fellow Earthlings, I am in the Bahariyya Oasis 350 KM from Cairo. It is nice to be away from Cairo and the smog. This oasis is very nice. The energy is different, although a long story on why that is. The hotel I am at is very nice, I cut a good deal with Continue Reading …

Here are some pictures of the Red Pyramid and the Bent Pyramid at Dahshur. The Red Pyramid is the oldest true pyramid, meaning a perfect type of Pyramid. The Step Pyramid is the oldest, which I will have some pictures posted soon. This area that I visited today gives the feeling of how vast the Continue Reading …

Update: Couch-surfing has been wonderful, an ultimate comfort by staying with a very hospitable person. My ankle is fine, it could have been much worse. I have started to post pictures on shutterfly.com. Follow this link for more pictures, I will be posting pictures from time to time on shutterfly.com. I will be heading out Continue Reading …

Here are some pictures of Cairo taken from the Citadel. The Citadel, the place I toured today, was the seat of power of Mohammad Aly. Vast incredible structure. The blue mosque in Istanbul is the largest, although it is said that the Mohammad Aly mosque is one of the oldest and it was built in Continue Reading …

Please take notice of the new poll I posted on the right side bar, just wondering, what is your interest in traveling to Egypt? Today I went to the Khan Al Khalili in the old Islamic area of Cairo with my female friend. Very interesting area. The Khan Al Khalili is a giant outdoor markets Continue Reading …

This is a picture of the main square in Cairo, the Egyptian Museum is the big pinkish building. The picture was taken around 10AMThis picture was taken around 12:30PM. The smog has lifted slightly; a clearer picture of the Egyptian Museum.Today I am just hanging out in the neighborhood of Maadi. Checking out all the Continue Reading …

The Hash House Group.Hello everyone, I have been having an interesting time couchsurfing in Maadi. Peter and I went on a Hash House walk. They are the Hash House Harriers. They are a group that goes on walks and runs and they are all over the world. I could do some hashes while I travel Continue Reading …

I moved to the Maadi area of Cairo. What a change I must say. This area is one of the richest areas of Cairo. Many foreigners, and high priced housing. Some apartments are rented out for $3000, that’s dollars, not pounds. Green trees, lawns, very nice landscaping for Cairo. There are American, Italian, Chinese type Continue Reading …

This is the house I rented for one week for only 250.00 LE. So what did I learn from this. Renting this house helped myself accept the infrastructure of Egypt. Basically, everything is made from cement. The first day there was no water, the people I rented the flat from did bring me water for Continue Reading …

An update: I have a couch surfing gig happening. I am going to surf this guys couch who lives in the expensive, nicest, area of Cairo. Although, he is from England not Egyptian which makes it easier to communicate. If we get along, which I think we will, then I will stay in Cairo until Continue Reading …

The Nile River. I must say this time was much more mellow. The train was a smooth ride from Alex. I took the tram to the eastern suburbs train station in Alex, which the inexpensive way to go. It might be slower, but this is the way I am traveling, I have the time to Continue Reading …

The best place to hang out in Siwa is the Tanta Waa Cafe and restaurant at the Cleopatra spring. I met lots of tourists here, Western and Egyptian. The owner, who is on the left is from Alex, who also owns a very nice garden farm. His helpers are also Egyptian. I can call him Continue Reading …

The above and below picture is of the library in Alex. This Library might be the largest in the world. A grand place I must say, not to be missed when visiting Alex. I have been having a real good time here. Everyone is friendly; really the prices for everything are less expensive compared to Continue Reading …

These guys were visiting from Marsa Matruh, they are criminal defence lawyers. Crack me up that’s for sure. They had all sorts of questions regarding America. One big question was – what is more important, sex or your job. LOL, have to laugh at that one. The guys in the background run this cafe, I Continue Reading …

Today was a very nice sunny day in Alex. I learned a new word. “Bos Shouff” Meaning “only looking” It sounds like buzz off and if they don’t? then I say shouff, shouff pronounced shoe-ff, if you know what I mean. Today I went out to the Montazah Palace Gardens. It is the castle where Continue Reading …

Here are bunch of pictures of the two temples and of the area. If you are planning a trip out here to Egypt don’t miss Siwa it is a truly beautiful area. Even if you have only three days or so, it’s worth it. This is the ruins of the Temple of Amun. The donkey Continue Reading …

I stopped in town for some food today. Renting this house has been just what I needed, I am getting very grounded and getting ready to head out which be on Monday. I will be back tracking to Alex for a couple of nights and then to Cairo for about seven or eight days. I Continue Reading …