We have an adventure-filled day in Cairo, visiting the Egyptian Museum, taking part in a protest, enjoying a great lunch, and finishing off our day visiting the pyramids and sphinx.
We started our day with a quick visit to the Alabaster Mosque, which is also adjacent ot the palace of Muhammad Ali of Egypt (not the boxer, but the Ottoman who is the founder of modern Egypt).
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The Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha
Before entering the city, we had this great vista from the mosque of Muhammad Ali.  See the famous pyramids in the background?
Some Shots of Cairo
Some Shots of Cairo
Some Shots of Cairo
We were not allowed to take our cameras into the museum, but we had an amazing visit there.  It's the ultimate in museums, filled with the most-amazing Egyptian treasures, including King Tut's treasures.  We also saw scores of mummies, burial coffins, artwork, gold, jewelry...just about anything that you would expect to see in this kind of museum.
Locals Walking to the Tahrir Square Demonstration
Locals Walking to the Tahrir Square Demonstration
Locals Walking to the Tahrir Square Demonstration
Locals Walking to the Tahrir Square Demonstration
Locals Walking to the Tahrir Square Demonstration
Locals Walking to the Tahrir Square Demonstration
As we visited the Egyptian Museum, a massive protest was being organized at the famous Tahrir Square.  We took part!
There was an amazing air of euphoria, not anger, with the people of Cairo on this day
Tahrir Square Demonstration on Apr 8, 2011
Tahrir Square Demonstration on Apr 8, 2011
Tahrir Square Demonstration on Apr 8, 2011
We are approached, over and over again by countless locals.  They hugged us, thanked us for being there and were absolutely delightful.  We were a part of history in-the-making.
Tahrir Square Demonstration on Apr 8, 2011
Fire tore through a seven-storey Interior Ministry building in central Cairo on Feb 22, 2011 during demonstrations by Egyptian policemen seeking better pay and working conditions.

A ministry source said the fire was probably linked to the demonstrations, without elaborating.

But some witnesses said the protests had been peaceful and accused the officials of using the protests as cover to burn potentially incriminating documents.
Deluxe Lunch at Seasons Private Country Club
Deluxe Lunch at Seasons Private Country Club
Deluxe Lunch at Seasons Private Country Club
Deluxe Lunch at Seasons Private Country Club
Deluxe Lunch at Seasons Private Country Club
The Famous Pyramids
The Famous Pyramids
The Famous Pyramids
The Famous Pyramids
The Famous Pyramids
The Famous Pyramids
The Famous Pyramids
The Famous Pyramids
The Famous Pyramids
The Famous Pyramids
The Famous Pyramids
Ok, so we look a little silly.  But, you have to admit, this is kinda cool!
The Famous Pyramids
The Famous Pyramids
I started to go into the pyramid, but I chickened-out at the last minute.  The coridor leading down to the tomb was about 4 feet high, and for someone who suffers from any kind of clastrophobia this is not the place to visit!
The Famous Pyramids
The Famous Pyramids
The Pyramids and Sphinx
The Pyramids and Sphinx
KFC in Arabic?
Day 92 - Cairo, Egypt
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Author: Mark and Ralph Around The World (ID: 14182)
Posted: 2011-04-09 18:54 GMT+00:00
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Our Day in Cairo, Egypt
We have an adventure-filled day in Cairo, visiting the Egyptian Museum, taking part in a protest, enjoying a great lunch, and finishing off our day visiting the pyramids and sphinx.
The Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha
We started our day with a quick visit to the Alabaster Mosque, which is also adjacent ot the palace of Muhammad Ali of Egypt (not the boxer, but the Ottoman who is the founder of modern Egypt).
Cairo - Egypt 019
The Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha
Introducing...Cairo!
Before entering the city, we had this great vista from the mosque of Muhammad Ali. See the famous pyramids in the background?
Some Shots of Cairo
Some Shots of Cairo
Some Shots of Cairo
The Famous Egyptian Museum
We were not allowed to take our cameras into the museum, but we had an amazing visit there. It's the ultimate in museums, filled with the most-amazing Egyptian treasures, including King Tut's treasures. We also saw scores of mummies, burial coffins, artwork, gold, jewelry...just about anything that you would expect to see in this kind of museum.
Locals Walking to the Tahrir Square Demonstration
Locals Walking to the Tahrir Square Demonstration
Locals Walking to the Tahrir Square Demonstration
Locals Walking to the Tahrir Square Demonstration
Locals Walking to the Tahrir Square Demonstration
Locals Walking to the Tahrir Square Demonstration
Tahrir Square Demonstration on Apr 8, 2011
As we visited the Egyptian Museum, a massive protest was being organized at the famous Tahrir Square. We took part!
Tahrir Square Demonstration on Apr 8, 2011
There was an amazing air of euphoria, not anger, with the people of Cairo on this day
Tahrir Square Demonstration on Apr 8, 2011
Tahrir Square Demonstration on Apr 8, 2011
Tahrir Square Demonstration on Apr 8, 2011
Tahrir Square Demonstration on Apr 8, 2011
We are approached, over and over again by countless locals. They hugged us, thanked us for being there and were absolutely delightful. We were a part of history in-the-making.
Tahrir Square Demonstration on Apr 8, 2011
Fire Ripped through Interior Ministry Building
Fire tore through a seven-storey Interior Ministry building in central Cairo on Feb 22, 2011 during demonstrations by Egyptian policemen seeking better pay and working conditions.

A ministry source said the fire was probably linked to the demonstrations, without elaborating.

But some witnesses said the protests had been peaceful and accused the officials of using the protests as cover to burn potentially incriminating documents.
Deluxe Lunch at Seasons Private Country Club
Deluxe Lunch at Seasons Private Country Club
Deluxe Lunch at Seasons Private Country Club
Deluxe Lunch at Seasons Private Country Club
Deluxe Lunch at Seasons Private Country Club
The Famous Pyramids
The Famous Pyramids
The Famous Pyramids
The Famous Pyramids
The Famous Pyramids
The Famous Pyramids
The Famous Pyramids
The Famous Pyramids
The Famous Pyramids
The Famous Pyramids
The Famous Pyramids
The Famous Pyramids
Ok, so we look a little silly. But, you have to admit, this is kinda cool!
The Famous Pyramids
The Famous Pyramids
The Famous Pyramids
I started to go into the pyramid, but I chickened-out at the last minute. The coridor leading down to the tomb was about 4 feet high, and for someone who suffers from any kind of clastrophobia this is not the place to visit!
The Famous Pyramids
The Famous Pyramids
The Pyramids and Sphinx
The Pyramids and Sphinx
KFC in Arabic?
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