I love dates. When I am craving for a sweet dessert, I eat a date or two and the craving is quenched right away and I am saved from consuming all the fatty calories. There were tons of varieties of dates available when we were growing up in the Middle East.
Yum, Donjo, I bet they tasted so much nicer than the packet ones 1 buys from the supermarkets. (I've never been to Cairo, & certainly couldn't have afforded to stay at the lovely Hilton!!) We like to find hotels under $100 a night, where possible.
Hello miro_.........yes, it was part of an Insight packaged holiday to Egypt, incl a 7 day Nile River cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Just fabulous!
We stayed at the Heliopolis Sheraton, near the Airport, as we had to fly out very early the next morning to London, on BA, then catch our QF flight from there to home.