Accommodations in Egypt (Part II): Reviewing 1 Night at Malkata House in Luxor

One word, breathtaking. I wish that we were able to stay here more than one night. This is one of the most beautiful housing accommodations I’ve stayed in. I’ll fill this post, and my upcoming Egypt Photo Dump, with pictures so you can see them for yourself. This review will be based on a total of 4 criteria: service, location, space, and cost. Let’s get into it.

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Accomodations in Egypt (Part III): A Locker and Some Sleep

My sister and I didn’t intend on staying at a third hotel. But, considering how far out the Malkata House was from everything, we decided to pay for one night as suggested by a taxi driver on who we grew dependent. Let me explain. On our last day in Luxor, we made the most of it, doing the majority of tourist attractions. Needing to take a long journey back and forth from the house, we decided to check out early, which unfortunately meant that we could not enjoy the space to the fullest. My sister and I grabbed our luggage, packed it in the van, and progressed to a local, cheap hotel in the city center.

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Accommodations in Egypt: Reviewing 5 Nights at Gardenia Inn in Giza

If you’ve ever stumbled upon travel photos of tourists in Egypt, you’ve had to have seen the iconic hot tub photo. I’m referring to the girls in the hot tub with their backs facing the camera, usually with a champagne glass or mug in one hand, and the large window directly in front of them, with a clear view of the Giza Pyramids. It’s iconic.

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Maximizing 10 Phenomenal Days in Africa: A 15-Hour Layover in Casablanca, Morocco

Never did I dream that I’d visit Morocco in 2022. Frankly, I’ve never had anywhere in the country other than Marrakesh that I wanted to tour. Of course, when the opportunity presented itself to have a 15-hour layover in Casablanca, I couldn’t resist. As I mentioned in my Egypt Itinerary, I scheduled my birthday travels with layovers to maximize the ten days in North Africa and East Asia. Not only did this journey allow me to cross another country off my list, but it also provided a chance to practice my French in a native environment. This alone allowed Morocco to cross off two of my 2022 Travel Resolutions.

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Egypt Itinerary

I’ve been eager to share content from my birthday trip. In pandemic time, I practically turned 21 on April 20th. My objective was to cross off three of my 2022 Travel Resolutions. So, I did that. I used this trip to see one new continent and three countries while working on my French. I have been yearning to visit Africa for as long as I can remember. Confined to the week of spring break (which thankfully fell on my birthday), I managed to make this my reality.

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