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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."
From $250.00
 
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
From $82.00

23 milion people

Traffic is really a mess in Cairo and it is like this from sunrise till after sunset.I had no idea that 23 milions of people lived in Cairo during the day, but you really notice each of them when you...
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xaver
Jan 05, 2013

Avoid the Black and Whites

There's Three kinds of cabs in Cairo:The Black and Whites are usually Fiat Lada's, they have black doors and white Fenders. They don't have air conditioning, and they don't have meters. If you're not...
Syngen
Oct 11, 2010

Don't Stop!!

Crossing roads in Cairo can be a serious threat to your health! The best advice I can offer is follow locals and cross when they cross, act confident, and above all, once you've started, don't stop!...
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illumina
Jan 23, 2010

Lost in Transliteration.

If you're trying to navigate your way about Cairo with the aid of a map you need to be both wary and imaginative. Apart from the fact that the street could very well have been renamed since you map...
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TheLongTone
Jan 15, 2010

Scarcity in Parking Area

Well, parking space will not be a problem if you are not driving by yourself in Cairo which of course I cannot recommend you do drive. This warning applies to any foreigner or tourist who have the...
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freddie18
Jan 18, 2009

Heavy - as in Very HEAVY

I guess I have said a lot about the roads, the local drivers, traffic signs, and now the traffic itself. You have to be warned especially if it is your first time in Egypt, especially in Cairo. This...
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freddie18
Jan 18, 2009

Coming through!!

Should you be walking through Khan el-Khalili, and hear a hissing sound behind you, you might want to move as far out of the way as you can - it'll be a heavily laden man, cart, or donkey wanting to...
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illumina
Dec 10, 2008

A Taxi Fare

Don`t ever ride a taxi that parked infront of your hotel, this taxi will not move unless you pay big money,instead walk a couple of meters and other taxies will take you for less than half...
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DunaKal
Oct 16, 2008

Side walks??U must be kidding!!

Cairo holds a population on 16.000.000 maybe more as we`re speaking,so you have to imagine the amount of cars all over the street and,yes,unfortunately parked on the side walks.So if you are...
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DunaKal
Sep 03, 2008

Be Careful of Traffic!

In order to understand Cairo traffic, you have to see it. Cairo traffic is never-ending! It can last all day and into the early hours of the morning. You will see the roads shared with cars, tour...
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Court94403
Jul 09, 2008

Traffic dangers

The city does cater to 18 million people after all and the infrastructure has not developed to the same level as the population. Taxis are everywhere and very cheap but I suggest to agree on the price...
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jaqs
Jul 06, 2008

Walking

The traffic never stops in cairo, so if you plan on getting anywhere by foot, be brave, and find gaps in traffic anywhere. Be advised the ghetto taxis probably dont have the strongest or functional...
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seasonedveteran
Apr 21, 2008
 
 
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"Cairo`s yellow pages!"
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"Cairo- Umm el Dunya"
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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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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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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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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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