Upon arrival, the choreographed chaos here hits you like a ton of bricks. It doesn’t take long, however, to acclimatise to Cairo’s wall of noise, snarl of traffic, cry of hawkers and blanket of smog, and get drawn into the hypnotising charm of this pulsating metropolis. Known to its nearly 20 million residents as Um...
Walk through the restaurant to the 1st-floor bar. The beer is not always icy but the atmosphere is fun, if slightly sleazy.
...c temples, Egypt brings out the explorer in all of us. Visit the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, where Tutankhamun’s tomb was unearthed, and see the glittering finds in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Hop off a Nile boat to visit a waterside temple, or trek into the desert to find the traces of Roman trading outposts. You never know – your donkey might stumble across yet another find, j...
Contrary to first impressions of careening buses and crammed sidewalks, Cairo is an excellent city for walking. Really. It’s especially good for aimless, mapless wandering: districts are relatively compact, the terrain is level and the scenery changes quickly enough...
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When in Cairo, it’s imperative to see a pyramid or two, browse the wonders of the Egyptian Museum and shop the stalls of the Khan al-Khalili market. But leave a day or so in your city schedule to uncover...
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