Cairo Travel Guide
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- CairoOct 23, 2013
Mother of the World--that kind of says it all. Cairo is smoggy, traffic-jammed and loud, and you can't walk a step downtown without some dude trying to sell you papyrus. But once you push through all that, it's one of the world's best cities to just wallow in and go with the flow. Everyone's interested in you and interesting, and you can walk from "modern" downtown to fabulous medieval zones in just 45 minutes. Don't try to do too much, and you'll be much happier. So long as Cairo doesn't kill you, it will make you stronger...
- CairoMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 1Oct 19, 2013
Despite its chaos, I love Cairo. What an amazing city! The juxtaposition of ancient monuments and modern culture is mind-blowing and exhilarating. Provided you are prepared for the noise, the traffic, and tourist touts, Cairo can be a magical place to visit. I especially loved the Khan El Khalili market followed by window-shopping the modern malls. The Egyptian Antiquities museum wasn't as well laid-out as I would have liked, but still worth seeing.
- CairoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Aug 25, 2013
The largest city on the African continent, and Egypt's capital, you will most likely find yourself in Cairo at some point during your travels in Egypt. Cairo is a bustling city, and it's Islamic quarter is fascinating. Also home to the Egyptian Museum and the pyramids at Giza.
- CairoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Jun 08, 2013
Dirty and hectic but absolutely full of charm. Cairo is a melting pot for Egypt and for the Middle East. Conservative and liberal. Islamic and Christian. Ancient and modern. The food here is exceptional and there is incredible atmosphere everywhere you turn.
The touts and pollution might convince some to knock Cairo back a few stars but they are all part of the experience and you will definitely have an experience here -- just keep your seatbelt buckled.
- CairoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Mar 20, 2013
Cairo has the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx and some other interesting things to see, but it's not very safe even if you know what you are doing. Travel in groups and be careful.
- CairoDec 08, 2012
Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Arab world and Africa. Its metropolitan area is the 16th largest in the world. Located near the Nile Delta, it was founded in 969 AD. Nicknamed "the city of a thousand minarets" for its preponderance of Islamic architecture, Cairo has long been a centre of the region's political and cultural life. Cairo was founded by the Fatimid dynasty in the 10th century AD, but the land composing the present-day city was the site of national capitals whose remnants remain visible in parts of Old Cairo. Cairo is also associated with Ancient Egypt as it is close to the ancient cities of Memphis, Giza and Fustat which are near the Great Sphinx and the pyramids of Giza.excursion to Cairo Egypt is wonderful excursion,i visit Cairo with alltoursegypt.com
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