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Islamic Cairo History Tour
"Meet your guide at Al-Azhar Park Aslam Al-Silahdar mosque Saint Fatima mosque the Al-Tunbugha al-Maridani mosque and the Al-mihmandar mosque. Continue with Qijmas al-Isaaqi mosque Bab Zweila gate and Al-Salih Talaei mosque.Following with Farag ibn Barquq's Madrasa and Sabil-Kuttab The tent-makers' covered market Al-kurdi mosque
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Overnight Trip to Cairo from Alexandria Port
Enjoy an overnight trip from Alexandria to Cairo and experience the best of Egypt. This is a shore excursion and you can be sure you will be returned to your ship 2 hours before departure."""Overnight trip to Cairo starts and ends from Alexandria Port visiting Giza Pyramids Sphinx Memphis Sakkara Egyptian Museum and Felucca Ride on the Nile for an hour."
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Day tour Visiting the Highlights of Alexandria: The Catacombs Alexandria library Roman Theater
"At 8:00 am you will be picked up from your hotel in Alexandria by your expert licensed tour guide then start your full day tour visiting the best sites in Alexandria. Start with New library the biggest library in the world now with 8 million books visit the site of the ancient lighthouse; one of the seven wonders of ancient world and end before lunch visiting the Palaces of Farouk.Then stop for lunch in best sea view restaurant in Alexandria. A full meal per person is included beverages are additional cost. After lunch visit Pompys Pillar the remains of ancient library of Alexandria the Roman Amphitheatre
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Driving in Cairo highways and streets

The automobile traffic and rules on the roadway in Cairo is unlike any conventional heavy traffic. a. donkeys, camels and donkey drawn carriages hauling garbage share the roads with carsb. the traffic...
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seasonedveteran
Apr 20, 2008

Brave it!

Though the traffic may seem impossibly overwhelming at first, over time youwill get used to it and crossing no longer becomes a matter of life-and-death. But for those still too scared to cross on...
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leigh767
Jul 30, 2006

Traffic in Cairo

Most of the tourists would put the traffic in Cairo tip under the warnings and dangers category, but as long as I don't live there and I don't have to fight with it every morning on the way to work...
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Diana75
Jul 02, 2006

Parking

Cairo streets seem to be narrow but this is because cars may be parked 2 or even 3 deep at the side of the road. Every area has a man/boy to manipulate the parking, so drivers never lock their cars,...
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uglyscot
Jun 25, 2005

Traffic lights - what are they for?

Trying to cross the road in Cairo is a death trap. Drivers take no notice of zebra crossings, traffic lights or pedestrians. You can wait half an hour or more to cross some of the larger streets like...
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uglyscot
Jun 05, 2005

Crossing the Street

I have to say, the drivers are more ruthless than in Delhi, the difference being in India, the traffic never gets up that much speed! I generally look for a group of buxom veiled matrons as they would...
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mariocibelli
Aug 10, 2004

When crossing the street,...

When crossing the street, follow the locals. There are few traffic lights and all kinds of transport. You'll see a Mercedes Benz side by side with a donkey cart, a truck, anything...and they're all...
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kunchik
Aug 26, 2002

Traffic in Cairo is sheer...

Traffic in Cairo is sheer chaos and probably only understood by native Egyptians. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason how they drive and they use their horns to excess. They are able to fit...
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hayward68
Aug 25, 2002

To cross a street

To cross a street in Cairo is a good test to see if you will survive this city. The traffic is rather chaotic. Tips for crossing busy streets:Move with localsDon't hesitate!
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PierreZA
Oct 06, 2007
 
 
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"Cairo`s yellow pages!"
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Things to Do Near Cairo

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Khan el Khalili

This is a lovely place to have tea (chai) or to walk around. Some nights a week there are Dervish dances in the mosque next door to this market. Since I do not smoke, not even shisha, I ordered a tea...
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Agricultural Museum

In the Agricultural museum, it is interesting to see the kind of food the ancient Egyptians eat. There are so many grains and fruits remaining from 4000 years ago and more. We know the pyramid...
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Wekalet El Ghoury - Wekalet el Ghouri Arts Center

Egyptian Tanoura Show is different from the Turkish Whirling Dervishes! The Tanoura Show originated in egypt and is usually performed by Egyptian Sufi Muslims and the Tanoura is similar to the...
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Nilometer

There are still a handful of these ancient structures left but they are well off the beaten path. These are the measuring devices of the ancient Egyptian fortunes - the Nile being too high or too low...
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Islamic Cairo

One of 20 caravanserais left in Cairo, Wikalet Bazar'a dates from the 17th century. Despite being built in the Ottoman period, it follows the plan of Mamluke-period Cairene caravanserais, which...
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Mosque of Muhammad Ali - Alabaster

At the opposite side of the Mohamed Ali mosque there is the smaller El Nasir mosque which I enjoyed more as it was poorer I mean not as much decorated as the other one. This one was built between 1318...
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