Afar Experiences/CAIRO 2011
Collected by jennifer macdonald
Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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...
Al Motaz Ldin Allah, El-Darb El-Ahmar, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Cairo is known as the “City of a Thousand Minarets” but there are indeed many more than that these days and they rise up out of the hazy, crowded streets like fingers on a giant hand pointing strait to heaven. “This way up”, they seem to say, as...
Corniche el-Nil, Garden City (opposite Grand Hyatt), الجيزة، Egypt
Felucca rides on the Nile are one of the great, economical ways to chill out and escape the noise in Cairo for an afternoon or an evening. Grab some cold Stella beer and a bunch of assorted sandwiches from GAD downtown and head over to any of the...
169 ش محمد فريد، وسط البلد، عابدين، محافظة القاهرة، Egypt
I saw an awful lot of Niqabs (full body coverings with just slits for the eyes) on the street, but I also saw a whole lotta NAUGHTY! Every other shop seemed to be a garishly lit lingerie emporium run by stern looking religious men in gallebeyas...
11 El-Horeya, Almazah, Heliopolis, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
You know the great line from the Janis Joplin cover of “Me and Bobby Mcgee”, “Freedom’s just another word for nothin left to lose”?.....well, that’s how most of the Egyptians I met felt.....they have nothing left but their dignity and their great...
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