The Al Moudira hotel located in the West Bank, close to the Valley of the King in Luxor, is one of the most beautiful properties I have ever experienced.
Luxor is where you will see the grand temples of Karnak and Luxor.
El Shabrawy is a fast food chain of eateries which are popular for their shwarma, tamiya (broad bean patties) and other sandwiches.
El-Dahan is a really popular barbequed meat spot located in the heart of Khan El Khalili market.
Felfela is one of those classic Cairo restaurants – loved equally by tourists and locals.
This cheery café is adorned with a simple rustic décor and a straightforward menu serving Egyptian classics. The dishes are very well priced and everything was tasty.
My favorite dish there was their taamiya (the local version of falafel) which was just outstanding.
Felfela is located in Downtown Cairo and rather easy to get to.
Koshary often referred to, as the national dish of Egypt might have been one of my most favorites. Made of rice, pasta, brown lentils and chickpeas with a tomato based sauce to top it off along with fried onions and hot sauce, this is a definite must do during your travels.
The Four Seasons Hotel Nile Plaza is a really lovely hotel located right on the Nile with stunning views of Cairo city and the beautiful river. We even had a view of the Pyramids of Giza off in the distance from our balcony.
When you visit Cairo you will definitely go and see the great Pyramids of Giza and of course you will be hungry after. I have a culinary destination for you in Giza that is almost as good as the Pyramids themselves.
The City Stars Mall filled with modern stores and restaurants has become quite a destination in Cairo. For me I would always prefer shopping in the charming nooks and crannies of Khan el-Khalili market but there are some restaurants worthy of attention at the mall.
Tableya Masreya is one such spot serving home-style Egyptian food from secret family recipes that are well worth preserving.
Egypt has always been one of my top bucket list places to visit and this past year when I actually visited – it was almost surreal.