Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
CAIRO: Loudest City on Earth
The largest metropolis in Africa and arguably the most important city in the Islamic world, Cairo is like a 10,000 watt light bulb dangling over a murky pool of water, threatening to fall in and electrocute the whole planet. Between the constant cacophony of cars, the call to prayer, street vendors, spontaneous demonstrations, motorcycles that play loud, distorted 70’s pop music, the laughter of millions of beautiful children and the smells of tameya (falafel), diesel fuel, garbage and jasmine all shrouded in a supernatural haze, Cairo sets the sensory overload button at 11! If you can handle it, however, it’s like taking the biggest, most daring ride at the fair......once you get on.....it’s a hell of a lot of FUN!