Getting to the Giza Plateau

Where, what or who is Giza? The immediate vicinity surrounding the pyramids is known as the Giza Plateau/Giza Necropolis. Reaching it from down-town Cairo is very easy, though it really wasn't for me as I'll explain later on. However for informational purposes you would simply take a metro to Giza and then catch a short, inexpensive taxi to the Pyramids. Despite th ...

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What is there to see and do in curiously crazy Cairo?

Its not so much the city which is curious, though it is crazy, rather it's the people. You see, sadly tourism has all but died here and there is evidence of that almost everywhere, especially down-town. The streets are littered with many things, chiefly dirtiness but in this context, tour-hosting businesses. I observed and admired a small minority still active, though probably only just I'm guessing. The others that have failed  ...

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Conned in Cairo

Thankfully it was not for an extortionate amount of money so please don't panic. Still, this post will illustrate the tragic depth of deceit some people can go to earn a living, albeit a terribly dishonest living. This is a text-heavy post so if you haven't the ten or fifteen minutes available right now, re-visit at your own convenience. Kindly remember that you only have ...

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Wrapping up my time in Morocco

Just last week I smashed my train travel record racking up 7.5 hours and yesterday I broke my bus record reaching Casablanca, or 'Casa' as the Moroccan's would say, in a solid 6 hourer! I can also tell you that was my final journey in Morocco as I won't, for several reasons, be spending any notable time here in Casa or in Morocco's capital city, Rabat. You see initially it was the input from travellers that had me contemplati ...

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Chefchaouen: Fifty shades of blue

I've arrived at Chefchaouen; an instantly likeable and popular tourist destination.  Visitors seek out Chefchaouen due to its relaxed vibe, pleasant mountainous surroundings and spectacle that is all things blue. Having heard the city was indeed painted blue, naturally my expectations were set accordingly but on discovery that only a large portion of the buildings were blue, well, I'll admit to this being a slight anti-clima ...

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