The Nile River from our hotel window.
The beautiful Marriott Hotel in Cairo. It was originally a palace, built by Khedive Isma’il to house foreign dignitaries and heads of state attending the Suez Canal opening ceremonies in 1869! The palace became a hotel in 1952. It’s located on the eastern sore of Zamalek (Gezira) near the 26 July Bridge.
Jerry and I went out on the town one evening. We took a cruise down the Nile River. What a great evening! We had a delicious supper on the boat. Then a fabulous floor show which included a Whirling Dervish! See picture 4. It was unbelievable how he could spin around and around and around, faster and faster and faster. I thought he was never going to stop. As long as the live band played, he twirled!
The Whirling Dervishes are a sect of Islam taught to love everything. They dance while the musicians play