After 2 years we where back in Nubian Hosteland enjoyed our time there as much as we did 2 years before.Thanks to Mr Kamal and Mr Magdi and the friendly and helpfull staff.
We have had a great time in Nubian Hostel and in Cairo.
Mr Kamal and Mr Magdi are so nice people, we have had nice talks and a lot off funn together. We really miss them and fors sure it’s not our last visit in Nubian Hostel.
The rooms in Nubian Hostel are big and very clean. The staff helps you with all what you want or need ,give people who not use to be in cairo before good advises to discover this city and even trips outside Cairo and they will arange all that the tourist wants for a fair price .From our balcony we had a nice view on the street . On the corner woman are selling there home made fresh Aish ballaad,In Elwy street are many coffeshops, all with different colours off chairs and tables. Therefore the street looks colourfull and many people from all ages are drinking there chai or coffee or fresh juices, smoking shisha, reading the newspaper, playing board games or just talking and lauhging together .In this street the atmosphere is ,open and friendly and very cosy. Everyone talk with you and you feel like home there. On the corner from Elwy street you find a small fishmarket with all kinds off fresh or grilled, baked fish and shrimps for just a small money, buy a bread from the woman opposite and take place on one off the terasses , with an espresso or cappucino and enjoy the egyptian streetlife. This is real Egypt life in the middle off the centre from Cairo. There is also a great ta’amiya restaurant, with nice salads to take away or upstairs you can eat different egypt food in the nice small restaurant.
From Nubian Hostel it’s just a few minutes to the Egyptian Museum and Tharir Square.
The Egyptians are after the revolution the same and friendly,helpfull people as before but it is sad to see that after the revolution the poverty is growing dramaticly,and much people loose their jobs. Because tourisme crashed down. It’s a pitty that in this time now Egypt make a new start and people hoping for a better life, tourisme crashed down, so many hotels have to close and the economic situation is very bad in the moment.
I just want to say, don’t believe all you see or read in the media, Egypt is safe and a great land to travel in, with a lot off treasures, friendly and helpfull and funny people. Egypt is safe ,I was their one month travelling through the country without any trouble.
In Cairo I, as a woman could walk alone in the city, on Tharir Square, without any harrassing even the same in all the other places I visited,
Egypt and the Egyptians need the tourist and If you want to see, feel and be a part off real Egyptian life have a stay in the Nubian Hostel, hoping you feel as home as much I did.
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