Aswan–Oct 7

I have arrived in Awan and am staying at the Keylany Hotel after an uneventful 13 hour train ride from Cairo in first class A/C.  My room has A/C as well.  These will be my last luxuries until I get to Atbara in 10 - 14 days. Monday will be an exciting day as well [...]

By |October 7th, 2007|Categories: Egypt|2 Comments

Cairo–Oct 6

I am still in Cairo.  I checked out of my hotel at 6:30 and took a taxi to the train station. I thought I would check to see if the ferry booking office might be open...but it was closed.  There were many people waiting so I asked them about getting ferry tickets in Aswan.  They [...]

By |October 6th, 2007|Categories: Egypt|Comments Off on Cairo–Oct 6


The frenzy of Ramadan shoppers adds to the already chaotic hum of Cairo.  My favorite time during Ramadan is at sundown after the call for prayers which signals the breaking of the daily fast.  The cars honking almost disappears and a calm falls over the city as people rush home or to a restaurant for [...]

By |October 5th, 2007|Categories: Egypt|Comments Off on Cairo