Friday, October 20, 2017

Guns & Butter: Luxor Travel Guide

Note: Everything in Luxor is inefficient and should be avoided. Now that I have your attention let me tell you why. On paper, there are sites in Luxor worth seeing, history worth learning, and a culture worth exploring.

Sheraton Luxor Resort: Don’t Leave the 4th Floor

If you're going to the Sheraton Luxor Resort I hope you stay in room 408 which is the best room in the hotel. The club level is the only way to go as the service is absolutely terrible everywhere else. I'm going to go in reverse order and start with the ugly, proceed to the bad, and end up with the good.

Guns & Butter: Cairo Travel Guide

"I come to see Bheramids, "I said in my Iraqi accent hoping to get a good deal on the tour. That's the most fitting way to begin my Cairo Travel Guide because everything in Cairo is based on your ability to negotiate. In turn, it will be the most laborious part of your Egypt experience. If you fancy yourself a street hustler or if you deem yourself to be a great attorney, please visit Cairo to get a real lesson in contract law.

Sharm el-Sheikh Taxi: For 40, I Bring You Camel, Tomorrow

The hilarity of my taxi adventures continue as I take on the taxi drivers from Sharm el-Sheikh airport. After being told that the price would be $18 for a ten minute ride, I had to...

Molokhia: Eat Like A King in Cairo

A few things can't be missed when you are in Cairo. The first is undoubtedly the Pyramids. The second is molokhia. Molokhia is a traditional Egyptian soup that used to be reserved for the kings. In Arabic, according to my mother, molokhia means 'kingly'.

Le Meridien Pyramids: View of a Lifetime

Waking up at Le Meridien Pyramids is like waking up Christmas morning. The excitement of drawing the curtains open to see one of the Wonders of the Ancient World in my backyard is incomparable. The view is surreal.

EgyptAir: Warning Economy Class Review

I thought I'd change it up and provide a review of EgyptAir's flight from Athens to Cairo. I also flew EgyptAir from Cairo to Luxor and and Cairo to Sharm. The details of this review are applicable to those flights as well.

Hyatt Sharm el-Sheikh Wants My Stool Sample

After a terrible time in Sharm which included the worst food poisoning of my life and the taxi driver that fought with me over $2 at the airport nearly costing me my flight, I...

Egypt Sinai Peninsula Makes 76 ‘Countries’: Let the Anger Ensue

In order to update my Country Count List for the trip report, Athens Marathon: The Original Course I visited the Travelers' Century Club website to confirm that Egypt was listed in Africa when what to my wondering...

“Where Is King Tut?” Under Restoration

In high school, I along with an avid TPOL reader were part of a nerdy class section called Honors Humanities. Besides the torment of being labeled nerds, a title I embrace only in regards...
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