Category Archives: Egypt

The night train to Luxor

Tired of Giza’s hectic boulevards, we boarded the night train to Luxor. I’ve ridden a lot of night trains, and this one was up there with the best: clean cotton sheets, spectacular Nile Valley views whizzing by, and a half-decent … Continue reading

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The Dashur Pyramid Field

The car pulled to a stop in a dusty suburb of Giza City, mounds of discarded plastic bags forming a line between the dirt road and the pavement. No weekly bin collections here. But the street food – a spicy Egyptian … Continue reading

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Inside the Great Pyramid

The only rooms inside the Great Pyramid that you can currently get into (without paying a little extra baksheesh) are the Grand Gallery and the King’s Chamber – a dark and eerie hall high up inside the structure. To get … Continue reading

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Cairo and the Pyramids of Giza

One day before the second round of presidential elections in Egypt, Cairo was surprisingly calm. But with a thousand or so protesters spilling onto Tahrir Square, and tension growing, it made sense to escape west across the Nile and out … Continue reading

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