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The egyptian museum + trip conclusion

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Egyptian Museum
On our last day in Cairo we went to the Egyptian Museum, right around the corner of our Hotel. It was full of people but not as busy as expected. We followed the Museums Guide in our Lonely Planet and made our way through several rooms of this huge museum.
We liked especially the ground floor very much, with all its giant sculptures and sarkophags. It was so impressive. It got really wild in the Mummy room, where you need an extra ticket which doubles the price of the museums entrance. But it was worth it. Kept at a constant 20 degrees, we saw the bodies of 4000 year old egyptian kings and pharaos. Wow!
Another highlight of the museum was the Tutankhamon exhibition with his world-famous death mask. That was killer! But even the other stuff around fascinated us a lot.
So, if you get the chance to visit Cairo, be sure not to miss this museum. Definitely one of our highlights of that trip (along with Mr. Kugelschreiber of course).
After that we took some sandwiches in the nearby egyptian fast-food store and went back to the hotel to get our stuff packed. Right now we’re sitting at the airport, waiting for our plane to depart. Our conclusion of that trip is, that we definitely wanna come back. It is a so fascinating country with fascinating people and we wanna see more of that. Sure, there are a lot of hassles in such a trip, but it’s worth it anyway. If you know how to deal with all that touts and scams, it’s kinda entertaining.
So, see you next time Egypt / Cairo!
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Egyptian Museum
Egyptian Museum
Egyptian Museum
Egyptian Museum
Last Sheesha on the trip
Last Sheesha on the trip
Sheesha Mania
Sheesha Mania
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