The gate where you should be starting your tour of Islamic Cairo (popular route start, or is it?), I started mine at this point. Located at the north end of the once most popular Mui'z Street.
Bab Zawayla is the southern gate of the Fatimid walled city: if you're doing a walking tour of Fatimid Cairo it'll often be either the starting point or the end of your walk. Its another of those... more
The church was founded in the 5th Century by a wealthy scribe called Athanasius, and was originally dedicated to Abu Kir and Yohanna (or St. Cyrus and St. John).
The legend said that Barbara, the... more
Located just below the Citadel, the Mahmud Pasha Mosque is one of several old mosques in the area. It was built in the 16th century in the early Ottoman period, but followed a Mamluke architectural... more
Cairo is a city of many cities. Throughout its many millennia and several names, Memphis, Babylon, Fustat, or Cairo, Africa's largest city has been a centre of great importance to many civilisations,...
The first thing that struck me when I arrived in Cairo was the chaos. The airport itself, depending on whether you arrive at the old or new terminals, has nothing to welcome you. If there is a health...
Without a doubt my visit to Cairo was unforgettable.
Months passed since my return home and I'm still thinking of the beautiful moments spent there, wishing to be back and explore more.
When I wrote...