Travel Log # 8 Egypt Part 6 A Night On The Town

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

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I can't believe I'm in old age! I'm more than halfway through my seventies! I'm a child of God, wife to one, mother to five, grandmother to 15 plus one granddaughter-in-law! I'm a sister, aunt, niece, cousin, friend and neighbor. I'm a housewife and former ESL tutor. I love reading and writing. I write and am the editor of a newsletter, bi-weekly, for seniors. I love genealogy, traveling, birds and animals, blogging and taking pictures.
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4 Responses to Travel Log # 8 Egypt Part 6 A Night On The Town

  1. Pondering Something says:

    A dinner cruise down the Nile sounds wonderful! Exactly my kind of thing.

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  3. Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you’re signed up for a season, see it through. You don’t have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through. Jim Rohn

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