Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

Cairo Airport VIP Lounge

Depleted from Egypt, I was more than ready to hop aboard my flight from Cairo to Abu Dhabi on Etihad first. I thought I'd stop in the lounge like a responsible blogger and creep everyone out per usual by taking pics of croissants and business travelers.

Lie-Flat Surprise: Etihad First Class A340 Cairo to Abu Dhabi

It is ironic to say that the relaxing start to my vacation was en route back to the US. The journey to Los Angeles began in Cairo aboard Etihad, stopped in Abu Dhabi for a night, and resumed the next day on the same carrier but different plane.

TPOL’s Travels: The Best Big Cities in the World

I've been everywhere. You've been everywhere. I'm not going anywhere. You're not going anywhere. Let's do this like SportsCenter and rank the best cities I've visited out of the 100 largest cities in the...
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