Place: Cairo, Egypt
I catch a cab from the train station to the Sara Inn Hostel. The bed isn’t ready yet, as it is 4 am in the morning. I wander around the streets a bit looking for something to do. None of the Internet café’s are open, so I am unable to check mail or book a flight.
I go to the Nile Hilton and have breakfast. Breakfast is interesting, especially as they can’t use any pork products. Without bacon or sausage, it’s just not the same.
I spend the morning trying to book a flight to Nairobi. I grab a quickie lunch from Felfala. I’m tempted to eat at the Hardee’s, just out of shock in finding a Hardee’s outside the Midwest.
Afterwards, I head to the Egypt Museum to see the King Tut exhibit. Tutankhamun was never a major pharaoh, but because of this his tomb did not suffer the raiding that the major tombs did. This left most of the major facets of his tomb intact. Because of this, and as a major Steve Martin fan, I had to see his exhibit. Some of the exhibit is out on tour, and other parts are under construction. I still get to see quite a bit. I hire a fairly knowledgeable guide, who gives me a fairly good tour. The exhibits are amazing. The mummy exhibit costs extra, but is worth it.
I spend the rest of the afternoon reading a book before going to grab dinner at the Greek Club.