On Thursday, October 11, we left on a 4 1/2 day trip to Cairo, Egypt. We flew out on Air Sinai airlines (which was really Egypt Air) for the hour-long flight. We originally wanted to only go for 3 days, but since there are only 3 flights to Egypt a week, we didn't have a choice in our return date. We made the plans in advance, hired a guide for 2 half-day tours, and left our last day to sight see on our own... or just relax at the hotel.

We had an uneventful flight to Cairo and arrived just before lunchtime. Our expediter met us at the airport and helped whisk us through customs and as well as take our bags to the awaiting van. With traffic, some of the worst I've ever seen, it took us about 40 minutes to get to the hotel. But as soon as we pulled up we were in heaven. We booked our stay at the Four Seasons Hotel... for $165 / night including taxes and breakfast. What a score!

By the time we checked into our rooms, unpacked our bags, and vegged out it was about 5pm. We got dressed, walked around the hotel, and went to dinner across the street at the Hard Rock Cafe.

Here are some photos of our first day in Cairo. As I don't have all my photos loaded, and I'm still waiting for my father-in-law's, I'll be writing these blogs of our trip over the next few days.

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