Cairo Off The Beaten Path

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  • Off The Beaten Path
    by machomikemd
  • Eating and Drinking
    by machomikemd

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  • 1. Other Destinations in Egypt

    the Saint Joseph Cathedral is located along the european district of Cairo and sits along the embassy row and is one of the few Latin Rite Roman Catholic Churches in Egypt (there are other eastern...

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  • 2. Memphis and Sakkara

    On the road approaching the Step Pyramids in Sakkara you will see several carpet making schools on both sides of the road. I have read and heard a lot about these places. Reviews range from overpriced...

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  • 3. City of the Dead

    City of the Dead (Qarafa, Arafa) is a four mile long cemetery from northern to southern part of Cairo, Egypt. To the people of Cairo and other Egyptians, it is simply el'arafa which means "the...

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  • 4. Coptic Cairo

    My tour group and I were on our way to see the church of Saint Samaan but in order to do that you have to go through Garbage City . BEWARE If you have a sensitive olfactory nerve (that is strong...

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  • 5. Eating and Drinking

    It was a rare privilege of watching how to make pita bread as m videos here will show as I have watched how this iconic flatbread of the middle east and India and North Africa is being made in one of...

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  • 6. Mosques

    Tucked away amid the modern urban area of Cairo lies one of the world's oldest Islamic cities, with its famous mosques, madrasas, hammams and fountains. Founded in the 10th century, it became the new...

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  • 7. Gizeh Pyramids

    The most amazing pyramid views and experience can be had whilst either riding a horse or camel through the desert or having drinks or dinner on the best terrace in Giza. It wasn't until I'd lived in...

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  • 8. Papyrus

    If you like to buy some real hand painted egypt pictures on real papyrus I recommend Queen of Egypt Papyrus. They have a large collection of paintings and they also use to have demonstrations on how...

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  • 9. Bridges

    If you're lucky enough to avoid all the tourist package tours and take your time walking around in this big city its a good idea to stay close to the Nile . You just have to get used to the crazy...

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  • 10. Zamalek

    The zamalek area is one of the quitest places in Cairo,I always love to cruise around it. This picture was taken from Cairo Tower...the area to the left of the picture is the Zamalek. The big orange...

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  • 11. Khan el Khalili

    As there are thousands of shops/stalls in the Khan you will never be at a loss for places to stop, people to watch, items to browse and shop for. Go to the Khan if you are pressed for time(in my...

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  • 12. Watching the Cairo Sunset

    Watching the Sunset in Cairo while in the tour bus is a pleasent experience as we were able to take pictures of the sun setting and with the aid of our powerful...

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  • 13. Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral

    as this is the last day of our holyland pilgrimage and with egypt as the last stop, we had our last mass at the Roman Catholic St. Joseph Cathedral in the...

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  • 14. Franciscan Missionary Sisters Monastery

    the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is a Roman Catholic Religious Order, founded in Cairo, Egypt in 1868 by Blessed Mary Catherine...

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  • 15. Franciscan Missionary Sisters Monastery Chapel

    since we were visiting Egypt as part of a holyland pilgrimage, instead of a regular religious tour, we have masses daily in different churches in the middle...

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  • 16. Outskirts of Cairo

    There is no big difference in between outskirts of Cairo, Tunis or Nairobi, all are alike and looking pretty much poor. Chaotic slums densed very close to each...

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  • 17. Day trip from Hurghada

    We departured with the bus at 3AM in the morning from Hurghada and I slept till the day light. I snaped this pictures from the bus, soon after awaking, and have...

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  • 18. Church Of Virgin Mary And Saint Samaan The Tanner

    In commemoration of the miracle of transferring the Moqattam Hill on the 27th of November 979, where the Lord used ST.Simon the Tanner to fulfill this miracle...

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  • 19. Attaba and Abdel Aziz Street

    So one day I took the metro train and got off at Attaba station and from there I walk my way passing by the AlAzhar bridge, went under it and found my way along...

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  • 20. A toothache will not end your trip

    If you are attacked by a tooth ache while in cairo, dont panic Egyptian dentists are proffessionals and not very greedy as in Europe or USA.I have included my...

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  • 21. Fayoum Portraits.

    Coptic Cairo, Khan el Khalil, the Pyramids for the love of grud, are offered as options when you hit 'off the beaten path' but not the Egyptian museum, which...

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  • 22. Tangentially about bridges.

    The Egyptian Railway Museum Worth a detour for diehard train-freaks or connoisseurs of decaying museums, and otherwise entertaining if you have some time to...

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  • 23. Grey Pillars - No. 10 Tolombat St, Garden City

    Although seemingly just another Belle Epoque building in Garden City, the no. 10 Tolombat Street hides plenty of interesting history. It was known as "Grey...

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  • 24. The Monastery of St. Simon

    Well worth a visit. It's hidden away in the Mokkattam Hills not too far from the Citadel and cut into the hills.The Monastery, located on the opposite side of...

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  • 25. Smell and taste authentic Cairo

    Make a tour through the non touristy quarters . Enjoy a freshly pressed sugarcane juice and take a walk through the small streets and alleys, where you will...

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