KFC

Been POA for the last two days, this morning it might be settling down, my stomach was never before so happy to find a KFC for breakfast. Every time I step foot outside the hotel, I am ambushed by a particularly pushy horse and buggy driver, Mohamed, who I have really grown to dislike. The […]

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Southward to Upper Egypt

Caught the train from Cairo to Luxor yesterday. Halfway through the walk to the train station, I stopped at an air conditioned coffee shop and had a nes cafe and chicken sandwich, which turned out to be my only meal of the day. Arriving at the train station an hour early, I eventually found out […]

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Pyramid Hustle

The other night I met some fellow travelers – Gary from the UK, Jaren from the US, and Marcelo from Brazil – and we went for supper together and then to a shisha bar for some good conversation and hookah smoking. Earlier that day, Gary and I had gone on a tour of all the […]

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Cairo Tower

Cairo Tower So I woke up to my usual noon alarm clock – resonating city-wide “allahuuuuuu akbar” calls to prayer – too late to make the most of the museum. Instead I walked across a recently bombed bridge to Gezira Island to see the Cairo Tower. On the way across the bridge I walked over […]

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Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

Day 1 at Egyptian Museum of Antiquities I finally got to the museum today and spent all day there, but only covered half of the bottom floor. Honestly there is so much to see and read in there. The stonework of most of the pieces was absolutely astonishing: towering statues, miniature statues, geometrically perfect sarcophagi […]

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Egyptian Treasure Hunt

Museum Grounds This morning I decided that I had to solve the nightly game of trying to kill all the mosquitoes in my room before going to sleep, because I can see through the cracks in my door, so pretty sure it’s a loosing battle. After inquiring at most of the street vendors for ~10 […]

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Cost of living in Egypt

Daily Cost of living in Egypt -Accommodation EG£ 65 -Breakfast and coffee EG£ 20 -3 litres bottled water EG£ 10.5 -Pepsis, ice-cream EG£ 14 -Pizza EG£ 12 -Tips ~10% -Total EG£ 133.65 ~= CAD$ 21.5 The cost of living in Egypt is dirt cheap – taking off your headphones to listen to another burst of […]

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Downtown Cairo Street Violence

Street Explosions So this happened when I was going to the corner kiosk for water and a snack… I was just about to enter the store when I heard what sounded like a fight down the street. Everyone was coming out to take a look, so I looked down the street and saw a group […]

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Dahab Hostel, Cairo!

Cairo After exiting Cairo International, being told that my arranged transportation didn’t come to the airport, and averting being accosted, I indeed managed to locate a man named Salah holding a sign with my name on it. We leisurely walked through a traffic jam parking lot to his car and joined the organized chaos that […]

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EOS 400 Field School, Cyprus

The Troodos Ophiolite The Troodos Ophiolite in Cyprus is one of the only places on Earth where ocean crust has been obducted over continental crust and exposed on land for us to observe. We spent 10 days studying and mapping it; here we are on the last day sitting atop an ancient coral knoll and […]

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