Friday, December 6, 2019

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.

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'.

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.

Hyatt Sharm el-Sheikh: Beautiful Hotel, Terrible Time

Hyatt Regency Sharm el-Sheikh Review: The original plan was to run the Athens Marathon then go straight to Sharm for R&R. Then the plan changed to go to Cairo and Luxor and end the trip in Sharm.

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...

Why I’m Still Going to Sharm el-Sheikh Next Week

The investigation of the Russian jet liner that crashed after departing Sharm el-Sheikh is still in its early stages. Preliminary reports are attributing the crash to technical error though others are wondering if ISIS...

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...

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.

Taxi in Luxor: A Lesson In Patience

The bane of my existence are taxis, specifically taxis from the airport. I write about them all the time and no matter where I go I always have to deal with their shady ways. As...

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...
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