Summary of Costs in Egypt

I spent $43/day in my 22 days here. $17/day for room, $6/day for food, $9/day transportation, $7/day for tours and entrance fees, $3/day misc., and my visa fees averaged $1/day. I estimated the split of my cruise between room, food and transportation costs….so they are just estimates, but amazingly low!!! My cruise and the few

The Pyramids, Greater Cairo, Egypt

I was not planning to visit Egypt on this trip, but am so glad I did. It was a logical stop after Bangkok and I decided that I wasn’t going to let fear of terrorism stop me from seeing it. There really is a lot to see here, so stayed 3 weeks. I started with a tour

Other Sightseeing in Cairo

Cairo is a huge city and not the easiest to get around, but I did see quite a few sites…. El-Tehrir Square Is technically just a huge multi-lane roundabout, but it has been known as Liberation Square since the Egyptian revolution in 1919. It is also where about 2 million came to protest in 2011, resulting

Chaotic Cairo

Just about every day in Egypt felt like some kind of crazy adventure….so here are a few things that happened or that I noticed. The most obvious place to start is with the traffic. It’s insane! It’s like the motorbikes in Vietnam, but with cars. They don’t stay in their lanes and they constantly honk their

Luxor, Egypt

Tourism is the main source of income in Luxor, so with tourism down to a fraction of what it once was, it felt like a feeding frenzy when I walked out to the street. The locals complain that they have the same problem, but I definitely think it is worse for tourists and even worse