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    Khalil Museum:Cairo is not...

    by aliante1981 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Khalil Museum:
    Cairo is not just Pyramids, Islam, Copts or the City of the Dead. In this museum you will discover a great collection of paitings by Monet, Van Gogh, Gaugin and others. Not far from 'Marriot' hotel.

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    Dozens of...

    by egyptianhunk Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Dozens of techno,rave,trance,electronic,hard rock,,heavy metal parties take place in exotic parts of cairo.,actually ,most of these parties are hosted in clubs in the desert near 'giza'city ,these kind of parties are very popular among the upper class egyptians and foreigners ,don't miss it., certianly it would make you wonder. is egypt really a muslim country?!

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    THE PHARAONIC VILLAGEJacob's...

    by SirRichard Written Aug 25, 2002

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    THE PHARAONIC VILLAGE

    Jacob's Island, Sakiet Miky, Giza (about 10 minutes from downtown), phone 571-8675.
    Assuming you are a tourist in Cairo, why not see a real touristic attraction? In this show, you can see 'how the ancient egyptians lived' (sic) as well as 'Disneyland style' reconstructions of main buildings. A pleasant way to spend the day.
    This is a great place for the family. Kids are both educated and entertained as they sail down man-made canals and watch actors on the shore re-create ancient Egyptian life. Pharaonic costumes are available for both adults and kids for photo sessions. Open in summer 9 am-9 pm, in winter 9 am-5 pm. Cost is £E 50 for non-Egyptians, £E 35 for non-Egyptian students.
    http://touregypt.net/village/

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    The Post Office has some...

    by MarcoAntonio Written Aug 24, 2002

    The Post Office has some interesting decorations. It's a pleasant site on your way to the Citadel, which you MUST see!

    Go to Old Cairo to see the Coptic area as well. The churches are quite interesting.

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    Poor people

    by gugi66 Written Mar 17, 2008

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    Most of the people in Egypt are poor, so if you see a woman or a child begging for money at the sidewalk, hava a heart give them a dollar or two.

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    watermelon

    by aalayaa Written Jun 22, 2006

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    i saw people selling giant watermelon on the street, it was irresistable.
    the one i bought was 11 kg and of course i can't finish it myself. but it was good, so i didn't regret to buy it

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    October War Panorama

    by Beograd Updated Mar 9, 2005

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    This is a sort of museum and it's dedicated to October War in 1974. I didn't have the time to visit it, and just took a pic from the bus. It looks interesting...

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    • Historical Travel
    • School Holidays
    • Museum Visits

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    Camel Market 11

    by travelife Updated Feb 23, 2005

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    The picture shows the entrance where you pay and get a receipt. Close to this plce on your right, there is a tea-caffe. A plce if you think its been enough of seeing.

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    Camel Market 9

    by travelife Updated Feb 23, 2005

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    As you watch out the camels, also watch out the sticks. Since its all about the use of stick that make the camels run crazy!

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    Camel Market 8

    by travelife Updated Feb 20, 2005

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    We experienced an owner beating up a camel severely, that it started vomiting the grass it had eaten. So, the environment may not be that organized and nice. But thats how the business is there.

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    Camel Market 6

    by travelife Written Feb 20, 2005

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    Even though we paid at the entrance of the market, a camel owner asked for 'bakshish' (tips) from us since we were taking photos. Don pay and its not necessary.

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    Camel Market 3

    by travelife Written Feb 20, 2005

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    Camels are brought in here mostly from Sudan. There are large camel market around Aswan. The most convenient is perhaps this one which lies at the outskirt of Cairo.

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    Unfinished houses

    by Prasnjavi Updated Mar 30, 2004

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    It is the law in Egypt if the house is not finished it is tax-free. Almost every house is not finished. They just build it and put the windows.

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    Individual or group?

    by tvdm Written Sep 12, 2002

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    You can wander off in the Old Town and visit some not so well-known mosques, but I suppose you're better off to stick to a group.

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    Don´t miss the Garbage...

    by catarata Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Don´t miss the Garbage Truck!!!!......and this is one of the richest alleys in the city: Maadi!.

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