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My tourguide and I

  Beautiful Chaos is what comes to mind when I think back about my trip to Cairo. I once heard a tour guide say "Cairo is a place you get in and get out fast," I disagree I think Cairo is the "Pulse," or "Heartbeat" of Egypt. A big bustling city, yes it is but in there lays a concrete foundation of culture, which you can not miss.

 

  The people in Cairo show a type of generosity that you can not truly experience many other places in the world. Every store I entered, I was offered coffee, tea and sometimes a cigarette! I have never been invited to dinner so many times in my life from random people. It truly was a humbling experience.

 

  My parents were very afraid for me to go to Cairo, but I did not listen to them obviously. I never once felt threaten or in an awkward situation, and I wore what I wear in the United States. No one bothered me; no men whistled or made suggestive motions towards me. I actually got the most stares from women.  I remember being out in non touristy spot in Cairo, and 3 little Muslim girls came up to me as I was sitting down and started touching my red hair! I was not alarmed, just amused.  I guess Red is Rare there lol!

 

  Of course I saw the Pyramids! They were incredible and titanic! Ancient to Modern Egypt has beauty through the ages! A must see place!

Hossam says:
:D NIICE
Posted on: Dec 03, 2009
globalodyssey says:
a great trip, the kind that inspires more
Posted on: May 13, 2009
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My tourguide and I
My tourguide and I
My 2 human friends and 3 camel fri…
My 2 human friends and 3 camel fr…
Downtown Cairo
Downtown Cairo
On my way to the Opera House!
On my way to the Opera House!
A tomb inside the smaller pyramids…
A tomb inside the smaller pyramid…
The Great Pyramid
The Great Pyramid
The step pyramid of Zoser
The step pyramid of Zoser
Sphinx!... and pigeons
Sphinx!... and pigeons
Alabaster Sphinx in Open Air Museu…
Alabaster Sphinx in Open Air Muse…
Tomb in Open Air Museum
Tomb in Open Air Museum
King Ramses II
King Ramses II
King Ramses II
King Ramses II
King Ramses II
King Ramses II
This statue was small.....
This statue was small.....
The Famous Egyptian Museum
The Famous Egyptian Museum
Mohamed Ali Mosque
Mohamed Ali Mosque
Mohamed Ali Mosque
Mohamed Ali Mosque
Sultan Hassan Madrassa and Mosque
Sultan Hassan Madrassa and Mosque
Sultan Hassan Madrassa and Mosque
Sultan Hassan Madrassa and Mosque
Cairo from the top of The Citadel …
Cairo from the top of The Citadel…
Temple of Zoser
Temple of Zoser
Cars.... then Cows....
Cars.... then Cows....
Dont think I was allowed to take t…
Dont think I was allowed to take …
A carpet school
A carpet school
Me trying to make a carpet
Me trying to make a carpet
Thats how the little ones get arou…
Thats how the little ones get aro…
I was amazed at the way they opene…
I was amazed at the way they open…
Bowling in Cairo!
Bowling in Cairo!
Celebrating my 21st Bday!
Celebrating my 21st Bday!
Little Strong!
Little Strong!
Smoking that Sheesha!
Smoking that Sheesha!
City Stars Maill
City Stars Maill
Guess what I am eating?
Guess what I am eating?
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