AFAR Experiences - Cairo 2011
Collected by Jill Greenwood , AFAR Staff
Teraat Al Mansoureya, Giza Governorate, Egypt
Don't be fooled by camels. Cute and adorable-looking on the outside, these guys like to snarl. And spit. And try to make it really clear that they don't actually want you to climb on their back so they can hoist you in the air and be led to and...
Mansheya Nasir, Al Abageyah, El-Khalifa, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Faces of challenge, unrest, and the pure joy of discovery. The Manshiet Nasser neighborhood of Cairo is largely built on the remnants of landfill. It is one of Cairo's most dynamic and underserved districts. The young people love to engage with...
El-Gamaleya, Qism El-Gamaleya, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
This gentleman caught my eye from his stool in the back of the store as I wandered through the narrow alleys of the Khan el-Khalili souk in Cairo, and he beckoned me to come in. Thinking of my already overstuffed suitcase and still a bit skittish...
17 Haret Wesst Al Balad, Al Waili Al Kabir Gharb, Hada'iq El Qobbah, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
This was a pretty emotional moment at Cafe Riche, a historical cafe in downtown Cairo. I was talking with Azer Farag Azer, a businessman (pictured in the middle above) who has been a customer of Cafe Riche since 1960. He was speaking about a lot...
15 Meret Basha, Ismailia, Qasr an Nile, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
You could spend a lifetime examining the more than 120,000 items in the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, in Cairo. The collection is as vast as it is priceless. The cluttered rooms and dusty display cases give the museum a colonial charm. One of...
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